With Indigenous Americans now accounting for only two percent of the total population, the U.S. is truly a nation of immigrants. Since 1886, the iconic Statue of Liberty has stood as a symbol of mass immigration to our shores. A plaque at Lady Liberty's base bears the following: "With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore."
Under the current U.S. administration, immigrants of Latin, Asian and African descent are being met with unprecedented legal action against their tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Join local Latin, Asian and African activists for a panel focusing on how DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), licenses and the wall are obstacles to their assimilation as Americans.
Panel moderated by:
Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura; Chair, OR Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
Linda Castillo; Chair, OR Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Djimet Dogo; Assistant Director, IRCO Africa House
Luis Garcia; Portland nurse, former ICE detainee
Representative from CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Org.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
McMenamins Kennedy School Gym
5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland | Phone: 503-249-3983
Doors open at 6pm
Newcomers Welcome: 6:45pm
Program: 6:45pm - 9:15pm
Free | Minor with parent or guardian
RACE TALKS is a free series co-sponsored by Donna Maxey (Founder/Director of RACE TALKS), World Arts Foundation, Resolutions Northwest, and McMenamins.
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