WEDNESDAY, NOV 15, 2017
As Americans, we prize diversity and inclusion in our universities, schools, churches, workplaces, and communities. After the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), 800,000 recipients nationally and 8,300 recipients in Tennessee will be unable to work in their desired professions regardless of whether they obtained all the necessary training and will be at risk of deportation. However, passing a clean version of the Dream Act of 2017, a bi-partisan legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship, would empower these young people to further contribute to our communities and nation as citizens of the country they call home. Latino Memphis, in partnership with Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, Memphis Theological Seminary, and the University of Memphis invite you to an analysis and panel discussion about the Dream Act at 6 PM at the Halloran Centre. The Migration Policy Institute will open with a discussion of the different forms of the Dream Act followed by a panel discussion with local leaders and a DACA recipient. At the event, various Tennessee university presidents will sign a letter in support of the clean version of the Dream Act of 2017. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm in the lobby and the event will start at 6 pm. Join us and stand with us to defend our immigrant community. Questions? Please contact Marcos Villa at [email protected] or 901.671.8358.
Nov. 15, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education 225 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
This event is free, but donation are welcome. If you make a donation, you will automatically receive one ticket.