Bread and Roses on 05/21/10

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 05/21/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The time for immigration reform is now. Join a conversation on why and how.

The time for immigration reform is now. Join a conversation on why and how with two leading women activists:<?xml:namespace prefix = o /> Pramila Jayapal, the founder and Director of OneAmerica, the largest immigrant advocacy organization in WA State. Pramila, an immigrant from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />India, has spent the last two decades working for social justice internationally and in the US. She participated in a march and action for immigration reform in Seattle this Thursday.

Tania Unzueta is the Co-founder of the Chicago-based Immigrant Youth Justice League and an organizer for the US Social Forum. She was one of five young people who temporarily sat in at Senator John McCain’s office in Arizona earlier this week in an attempt to force action on the “Dream Act.” The act would provide an avenue for students who have spent most of their lives in the US to gain legal status. Tania’s came with her parents from Mexico when she was 10 years old.

 

 

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