Public Forum: DREAM Act: Advocacy & Alliance

Rupert Garcia

Thursday, February 8, 5:30pm

At Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque 
Presented by 516 ARTS

The public is invited to a panel discussion including representatives from The Santa Fe Dreamers Project, NM Dream Team and New Mexico Immigrant Law Center. Each of these organizations is working with New Mexico’s immigrant populations advocating for humane solutions in a political environment in which anti-immigrant policies are at the forefront. The New Mexico Dream Team is a statewide network committed to empowering multigenerational, undocumented, and mixed status families and to developing, implementing and organizing an advocacy infrastructure for policy change fighting to dismantle systematic oppression. The Santa Fe Dreamers Project is a non-profit legal services organization serving New Mexico’s immigrant communities focusing on economic and community development. New Mexico Immigrant Law Center is dedicated to preventing the separation of families due to deportation. Among their goals is to advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families.

Key discussion topics will include current policies and their impact on immigrants and their families and opportunities for allies to help support organizations that advocate for policies based on dignity and respect for all. Moderated by Dr. Josie Lopez.

Image: Rupert Garcia, Cesen Deportación, 2011, hand-printed screenprint on archival paper, 25 x 32 inches