Tanya Cabrera has worked extensively on efforts to ensure and increase access to higher education for undocumented students.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Cabrera will present Undocumented Student Access: Mental Health Trauma, College Access and Immigration Politics, the annual César Chávez Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College.
Cabrera is the assistant vice provost for student inclusion in the Office of Diversity at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also has served since 2011 as chair of the Illinois DREAM Fund Commission, a role she believes will set the platform for educational access and degree attainment for undocumented students in Illinois and across the U.S. She also has served as chair of the National Advisory for Undocumented Student Access – College Board, a committee formed to call upon two- and four-year institutions to create policy and procedure for undocumented students across the country.
This event is co-sponsored by the Honors Program and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The César Chávez Intercultural Lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.