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.

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