March 24, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • Appreciation Day - March 29 @ MSC 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Barrio Run-Throughs - March 30 @ O'Hill Forum 10 AM
  • Barrio Fiesta - April 6 @ MLK Performing Arts Center 2 - 5 PM

From the Secretary

I hope everyone's being doing well during this Barrio Season!
We only have two more weeks until Barrio, so please please please make sure to come out to all of your practices and our mandatory run-throughs this Satuday at O'Hill Forum!

Mega(n) love from your week(lee) newsletter <3


Hello hello! We are so proud of everyone's hard work and dedication to Barrio so far!
We hope you're all excited and get even more excited because Barrio is only TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!
 You can find the full schedule leading up to Barrio
HERE, so remember to check it for any changes! As a reminder, all practices are MANDATORY!!
This Saturday, Match 30th, we will have MANDATORY RUN-THROUGHS at O'HILL FORUM! All performers are REQUIRED to come, so check the schedule for when you need to be there! The schedule for run-throughs can be found
HERE, and in the Facebook group as well!


Hope you're getting hyped for Barrio because we are!!
If you haven't heard yet, the Barrio PR Hype Contest has started! Check out the Facebook event to learn about the point system. And then, go out and start earning those points to be the winner of a very special prize! *eye emoji*


HEY OYFA!! Wanna show your appreciation but never have the time? NO FEAR BECAUSE APPRECIATION DAY IS HERE! 

  • All this week we will be showing thanks to our favorite Oyfans on the event page!
  • FRIDAY MARCH 29th we will post on profiles and have a card making celebration from 11am-4pm in MSC

MAKE SURE TO BE FOLLOWING THE SNAP @oyfaatuva because membership OLD AND NEW will be doing a week long snapchat takeover to share the positiviTEA!

Much Love,
Phil + Ysa


The OYFA Excellence Scholarship for 2019 has been extended to March 30th! 
First-years can find the application at under the publications tab, and then the forms tab! Be sure to fill out the word document and email your application to before March 30th at 11:59PM.
This is an opportunity for one first year to be recognized for their success and win $500 towards the costs of tuition, books, or other supplies! Please refer to the Scholarship Rubric located next to the application form! If anyone has any questions or concerns please contact Diana ( or Owen (!
Looking forward to your submissions! -Special thanks to Webmasters and PR for all their help!

External Announcements

Do you want to have an impact on the future of UVA undergraduate curricula? We are a team of fourth year Systems Engineering students on a capstone project entitled “UVA as a Complex System of Systems,” advised by Professor Yacov Haimes. An important part of our research is understanding student views of, attitudes towards, and experiences with interdisciplinary and interscholastic courses, which we will present to administrators like the Vice Provost and Provost of UVA. We greatly appreciate your feedback! If you have any questions or would like to discuss our project/topic, please email

Here is a link to the survey.


You are invited to celebrate with DREAMers On Ground as we host our FOURTH ANNUAL DREAM WEEK!

MONDAY-- March 25:

Join DREAMers on Grounds & Sigma Lambda Upsilon as they uncover their week long display of the GALLERY OF TRAILBLAZING WOMXN at the Multi Cultural Student Center, including highlights of prominent immigrant activists.

Later at the MSC, come experience our updated Spring UNDOCUALLY TRAINING open to the general public! 6PM-8PM

UndocuAlly is a learning opportunity/workshop for educators and peers to develop and enhance their working knowledge regarding undocumented student populations at UVa.
DREAMers on Grounds wish to create a more inclusive environment for all undocumented students at UVA through education, advocacy, and allyship. One of the ways we hope to achieve our mission is through “UndocuAlly” training sessions in which we invite faculty, staff and students at UVA to increase their knowledge of issues relating to undocumented students in Virginia.
Now, more than ever, DREAMers and undocumented communities need allies. Discover better ways to become an ally and learn more about your fellow peers.



TUESDAY-- March 26: DREAMers Social Media Campaign

Pass by the Whispering Wall from 11AM - 3PM to show your support for the undocumented community! Tell the world why YOU demand a Clean DREAM Act, why YOU stand with immigrants, and How YOU are an ally! Have the chance to be published on our Facebook and Website!


WEDNESDAY-- March 27: UndocuAlly training with Second Year Council, 6:30 PM.

Are you a Second Year? Come join DREAMers on Grounds and your fellow second years at a SYC sponsored Undocually training! Watch out for the opportunity to be featured on our social media campaign and tell us how YOU are an ally to the immigrant community. FOOD PROVIDED: Silk Thai!

RSVP here:


THURSDAY-- March 28: Immigration & Sexual Abuse, a Lecture with One Less. 6PM Newcomb Commonwealth Room

Join DREAMers on Grounds & One Less in a discussion on the sensitive topics of domestic violence and intimate partner violence in immigrant communities, sexual assault of detainees by ICE agents, and sexual assault on the journey to the border. One Less will be providing us with steps for survivor support and resources geared towards undocumented immigrant victims.

FRIDAY--March 29: Immigration & US Healthcare Policy. Film Screening: Clinica De Migrantes. 4PM Newcomb South Meeting Room

Join us in a discussion on how US Healthcare policies often leave undocumented patients and immigrants behind. We will be discussing emergency medical care, palliative and end-of-life care for elderly undocumented folx, maternal & child health, and psychiatric/mental health, and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Afterwards, stay for a screening of the HBO documentary, Clinica De Migrantes.

Clínica de Migrantes goes beyond the politicized rhetoric to show the faces of real people in the middle of the immigration debate, asking if America can continue withholding basic necessities from an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. Underserved, undocumented immigrants with medical issues often end up in emergency rooms as a costly last resort, and can be charged thousands of dollars for little more than an aspirin. Puentes de Salud and similar clinics across the country are trying to address this issue and provide care for these men, women and children.

Clínica de Migrantes paints a compassionate portrait of patients at Puentes de Salud, many of whom left their families behind to perform physically exhausting labor in America for meager wages, and follows the tireless staffers who treat around 10,000 patients each year with limited space and little funding. As Puentes plans a larger facility to accommodate rapidly increasing demand, executive director Dr. Steve Larson and his team must find a way to keep their practice running despite obstacles at every turn.

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