DREAM activists escalate in DC
07/28/2010 § 1 Comment
even while im overwhelmed by the current struggle for CORI reform in MA, im completely moved by the the recent action by DREAM activists who’ve been staging sit-ins for the immediate passage of the DREAM Act in DC.
read more about the political context at colorlines
the video above struck a chord. its an intense conversation between rep. gutierrez (lead house sponsor of the most progressive Comprehensive Immigration Reform proposal who got arrested in civil disobedience a few months ago for CIR) and 5 DREAM activist who were in occupation of a congressional office. the conversation is interesting and frustrating and just really real. i have things to say about adultism as a real system of oppression (all the youth & youth workers already know). the interesting strategic conversation thats so profoundly informed by positionality. the bravery of undocumented youth to stand up against co-optation even from their strongest ally. etc etc.
anyway, was moved to share. the movement is beautiful and complicated.