Undocumented Students Stage “Theater of the Oppressed” in North Carolina

nbclatino:

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Young immigrants took to the streets of Charlotte hoping their theater will make the public stop and think about the real people behind Immigration Reform.

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mycuentame:

There’s a lot of talk about immigration legislation lately, and this is a question that needs to be asked. What do YOU demand from immigration reform?

mycuentame:

There’s a lot of talk about immigration legislation lately, and this is a question that needs to be asked. 

What do YOU demand from immigration reform?


#Republicans shift gears on #immigration ahead of reform debate with Obama




angryamytakespictures:

Immigrant Rights Wall Art- Detroit, MI 2012

angryamytakespictures:

Immigrant Rights Wall Art- Detroit, MI 2012


These DREAMers are putting everything on the line. When they come out like this, they are saying, ‘I’m ready to risk it all for what I believe.’

Davis Guggenheim to Yahoo News: ‘The Dream is Now’—Steve Jobs’ widow launches new Dream Act push

“To push for passage of the provisions in the Dream Act, Cendy and others agreed to share their stories on www.thedreamisnow.org, a website launched Tuesday by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (“Waiting for Superman” and “An Inconvenient Truth” ) and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs.”

(via citizens4immigrants)

(via citizens4immigrants)


Immigration Activists Call for Mexican Team to Boycott Phoenix Game

univisionnews:

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This will be the first of five friendly matches for El Tri in the United States

By JACK FEELEY

Immigration activists in Phoenix have called for the Mexican National Soccer team, known to its loyal fans as “El Tri”, to relocate the opening match of its 2013 U.S. Tour from Glendale, Ariz. to somewhere “outside” the state because of the state’s strict immigration laws. 

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smartgirlsattheparty:

Happy 131st birthday to Virginia Woolf! 

smartgirlsattheparty:

Happy 131st birthday to Virginia Woolf! 


thenationmagazine:

This Is What Deportation Looks Like

Last week, ICE agents arrested Edi Arma in front of his three children as they were getting ready to go to school. Now his 11-year-old son is sharing his family’s story. Read more here.


Petition Seeks to Ban Racist Expressions from Spanish Dictionary

univisionnews:

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Through a petition and a TV ad, Uruguayan activists asked for racist expressions to be removed from one of the most important Spanish language dictionaries.

By MANUEL RUEDA

The Spanish language contains some racist metaphors that hark back to the days when slavery was common in the Americas.  Among them, “un jefe negrero” (a boss that behaves like a slave merchant) and “trabajar como un negro,” which roughly means “to work like a black person.”

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lareviewofbooks:

© Tomas Castelazo
Sandra Tarling on Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us:

Two years after Grande’s father left, unlike many other men who simply disappeared and often formed new families, he sent for his wife. She leaves Grande and her two siblings with their grandmother. At age four, she writes, she “knew […] that prayers didn’t work, because if they did, El Otro Lado wouldn’t be taking my mother away, too.”

Read it all here.

lareviewofbooks:

© Tomas Castelazo

Sandra Tarling on Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us:

Two years after Grande’s father left, unlike many other men who simply disappeared and often formed new families, he sent for his wife. She leaves Grande and her two siblings with their grandmother. At age four, she writes, she “knew […] that prayers didn’t work, because if they did, El Otro Lado wouldn’t be taking my mother away, too.”

Read it all here.


tranqualizer:

United 4 the DREAM, a local, Charlotte based, youth led migrant justice organization stages scenes depicting the reality of our broken immigration system using a technique called Theater of the Oppressed. 

The scenes included family separation, unequal access to education for undocumented students, migrant labor exploitation, and anti-migrant racism, stereotyping and profiling.

This action occurred to today on the corner of Trade & Tryon - one of the biggest intersections of Charlotte’s downtown.