An estimated 10-12 million people live in the US in a constant state of fear because they lack legal documentation of their right to be here. For many, this reality is compounded by racism, transphobia, and other layers of violence. Nonetheless, undocumented immigrants lead some of the bravest and visionary organizing efforts towards a world where all our communities can live in safety, dignity, and power. Join us for a conversation with media-makers and immigrant justice leaders committed to dismantling fear and advancing freedom dreams. This event is produced in partnership with AirGo Radio and will be recorded and re-aired as part of their podcast. #AMPBloom
ASL, speech-to-text, and live Spanish translation available.
Patrice Lawrence | UndocuBlack Network
Patrice Lawrence is the Co-Director for the UndocuBlack Network. The UndocuBlack Network (UBN) ™ ️ is a multigenerational community of currently and formerly undocumented Black people fighting to not only survive but thrive. She previously served as UndocuBlack’s National Policy & Advocacy Director, leading the network’s advocacy efforts on immigrants’ rights and racial justice. Originally from Jamaica, Patrice is a graduate of Hollins University and firmly believes that the sum of one’s experiences makes them whole regardless of their immigration status.
Jennicet Gutierrez | TQLM family
Jennicet Gutiérrez (she / hers / ella) is a transgender immigrant Latina from Tuxpan, Jalisco. She is a National Organizer with Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement; an organization whose vision is to achieve the collective liberation of trans and queer Latinx folks through movement through grassroots organizing, direct action,
and advocacy. Jennicet, advocates for transgender rights and immigrant rights, centering trans women of color’s voices in all racial justice work. Jennicet is determined to fight against all oppressive political and social institutions that stand in the way of the rights and dignity of all people.Damon Williams & Daniel Kisslinger | AirGo (Moderators)
Damon and Daniel are the hosts of AirGo, a weekly podcast and cultural media hub in Chicago, showcasing the artists, rappers, poets, musicians, organizers, and changemakers reshaping the culture of the city and country for the more equitable and creative.
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