Chispas is the only student run organization at the University of Florida that focuses on immigrant rights and immigrant advocacy. Our mission is to address the pressing needs and issues of the immigrant community through advocacy, service and awareness. We believe in an engaged student body that promotes equal rights, fair treatment, and the empowerment of the immigrant community.
Boot the Braids UF brings you “Thankful Thursdays”. This Thursday, November 16, 2017, we would like to thank the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for all the hard work they accomplish towards farm worker justice. They have constantly assisted Chispas’ Boot the Braids campaign on boycotting Wendy’s here at the University of Florida. We look forward to seeing you back on campus in the Spring for our annual march!
Chispas and Student Government Multicultural Affairs Cabinet partnered up to host #IAmAnImmigrant Day at UF on November 1st, 2017! Watch this video to see the diversity and immigrant heritage of the Gator Nation!
Gators Dream Forward is one of Chispas campaigns which seeks to increase awareness of the resources UF offers to undocumented students. Since UF administration has been slow to advertise these resources, a lot of undocumented students may be falling through the cracks. (One such resource is the 2014 Florida Out of State waiver signed into law as HB851.) HLA and CHISPAS want to change this by making these resources and information available to students through various methods that we hope to expand during this semester and for the upcoming year!