March 25, 2013

Salem: Families Coming Out of the Shadows Event

Families Coming Out of the Shadows Event

When: Tuesday March 26th, 2013 at 12:00 noon
Where: in front of the Capitol in Salem, OR
What: Testimonies, music, legislative visits, and more

Oregon DreamActivist - ODA, an organization integrated by undocumented students who came to this country at very young ages and realizing that they don’t belong to the country they grew up and call home, started Coming Out of the Shadows with a loud voice saying they are undocumented, unafraid and unashamed! Which pressured Obama to grant the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals known as DACA.

Now, ODA is organizing with undocumented parents and families who have also decided they need to do the same and Come Out of the Shadows to educate the community at large and to empower the undocumented community to be able to advocate for their rights.  Migration is a consequence of unjust US foreign policy and the global economy which exploit human and natural resources maintaining high levels of poverty, violence and political instability in other countries.

Families will “Come out of the Shadows” demanding to reinstate driver license for all in a non-discriminatory fashion. Licenses that reveal a driver’s status places them at risk of racial profiling tactics by police arresting immigrants and handling them later over to ICE. Many are deported and separated from their families.
Come and support our immigrant members of our community!!!

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