Hartnell to host Faces of DACA - Dreamers share their stories

Publish Date: 
Jan 30, 2018

Hartnell College hosts Faces of DACA

Dreamers share their stories from the Salinas Valley to Capitol Hill

SALINAS, Calif.   The Hartnell Community College District and the Center for Achievement and Student Advancement (Mi CASA) invite the community at large to the Salinas based project release of Faces of DACA on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hartnell’s Mainstage located in Building K at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.

Faces of DACA is a storytelling website that captures some of the untold stories from America's undocumented youth.  Salinas resident and Hartnell alumnus, Daniel Diaz, created a platform of support and celebration for the Dreamers and seeks to be part of the solution for not only his future, but the future of 800,000 DACA recipients. Diaz, a local software engineer, who graduated from the CSin3 program, built a website telling the stories and portrayed the faces of 30 DACA recipients.

Diaz, his team, and some of the project participants will be at the event over a fireside chat/discussion panel to get a taste of what the Faces of DACA team experienced for the past few months as they have met with participants and documented their stories.

A small dinner box will be served. There will be an art exhibition viewing of a handful of the participant's portraits that have been painted by a local artist.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the team at we.r.daca@gmail.com If you would like to see the project and read some of these untold stories, visit http://www.facesofdaca.us/.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides associate degree and certificate programs, workforce-training, courses in basic skills, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world-class education for STEM, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities/social sciences, nursing/healthcare, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the 2015 Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science bachelor’s degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu