This was the first virtual event held by the OEM DEI Committee after canceling other in-person events scheduled from March–May due to the impact of COVID-19. Staff members were encouraged to view the documentary on their own; this was followed by a subsequent 90-minute debrief and discussion session, which included 25 participants.
This documentary is highly recommended and helps viewers understand how to practice inclusivity regarding undocumented/DACA status with prospective and current students, families and community-based organizations. This piece was well presented and included a personal testimony that helped participants reflect on their preconceived notions—which led to rich dialogue and learning. In the post-event survey, participants noted appreciation for personal experiences that shed light on intersecting identities, interest in engaging in conversation around topics of citizenship and exposure to unfamiliar vocabulary.