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McHenry County College to host support summit for undocumented students

McHenry County College's Latino Unidos Club, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Peace Action Network are teaming up to host the event from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Room A240 of Bersted Lecture Hall, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.
McHenry County College's Latino Unidos Club, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Peace Action Network are teaming up to host the event from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Room A240 of Bersted Lecture Hall, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host its first summit for supporting undocumented students.

The college’s Latino Unidos Club, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Peace Action Network are teaming up to host the event from
9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Room A240 of Bersted Lecture Hall, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

The summit will discuss resources available for undocumented students, how to create supportive spaces and how to foster resilience, according to a news release.

Presenters will include Sandy Lopez, assistant to the director for Northern Illinois University’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies; and Shirley Sadjadi, principal attorney and founder of the Law Offices of Shirley Sadjadi in Elgin.

Students, faculty, staff and other supportive professionals are recommended to attend.

Attendees also will be able to visit representatives from Mano a Mano Family Resource Center and Hispanic American Community Education and Services.

To reserve a seat or for information, contact multicultural affairs coordinator Elizabeth Rosiles at erosiles@mchenry.edu or 815-479-7749.

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