Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-12-13
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  TODAY'S BUZZ

Immigrant Youth: Coming Out of the Shadows: 'Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic'
From a News Release
2011-02-24

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


On March 10 immigrant youth and their supporters will rally at Daley plaza, encouraging the undocumented to "come out" and speak publicly about their status. The rally is part of a national campaign to encourage immigrant youth to lose fear and organize with their communities.

WHAT: Press conference announcing city-wide rally for the National Coming Out of the Shadows, to take place on March 10th at Daley Plaza, at 3:00 PM. Organizers ask Chicago residents to join the demonstration and support the creation of spaces where undocumented immigrant youth are safe to tell their stories, study, live, and contribute to their communities. The call is also for undocumented youth to "come out," organize and speak out publicly, despite increasing legislation that seeks to criminalize immigrants out of status.

WHY: On March 10th of last year, the Immigrant Youth Justice League launched in Chicago, the "National Coming Out Day" where 8 undocumented youth spoke about being undocumented publicly, and declared being undocumented and unafraid. Over the last year, undocumented youth all over the country took up that theme, and participated in escalating actions, including the first civil disobedience actions by undocumented youth to take place in the country. This year, the march is of particular importance as it is the first public demonstration to take place after Congress failed to pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act in December, a bill which would have provided a conditional path to citizenship for undocumented youth.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 11:00am

WHERE: Casa Michoacan, 1638 S Blue Island

WHO: Undocumented student leaders and allies from the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL), Korean Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), Nuetra Voz, University of Chicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights (UCCIR), Organization of Latin American Students -Harold Washington College. The list of organizations endorsing the rally continues to grow.

The Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) is a Chicago-based organization led by undocumented youth, working for immigrant rights through education, resource-gathering, and youth mobilization.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Trans student talks fight to secure locker-room access 2017-12-12
HRC to honor trans trailblazer Grimm at conference on LGBTQ youth safety and inclusion 2017-12-12
Vogue for Tots at Berlin Nightclub 2017-12-11
HUD claims decline in homeless count for 2017 2017-12-06
Unfair treatment of trans students again challenged in High School District 211 2017-11-30
Equality Illinois to honor transgender youth activist Jazz Jennings at 2018 gala 2017-11-30
Symposium to address criminalization of girls, LGBTQ/NIA youth in Cook County 2017-11-30
Back 2 School aiding underserved students 2017-11-29
Illinois campaign seeks funds for supplies to help underserved students achieve 2017-11-29
Continuing excellence: Sandee Kastrul and IC Stars 2017-11-28
The Night Ministry addresses needs of youth at risk for homelessness 2017-11-17
Researchers: No simple solutions for tackling LGBTQ youth-homelessness crisis 2017-11-15
Annual oSTEM confab Nov. 16-19 2017-11-14
Covenant House Illinois helps with independent living 2017-11-14
NCLR Fellow Alex Chen Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 for Trans Youth Work 2017-11-14
HHS accused of censoring LGBTQ homeless advocates 2017-11-11
'4-Star City' campaign on homelessness in Chicago 2017-11-10
'Sleep Out' Nov. 16 at St. James 2017-11-08
'Sleep Out' Nov. 16 at St. James 2017-11-01
Homeless organization to present at nat'l conference on educating children, youth 2017-10-26
Child Link's 15th Wine Fest, benefit for foster children 2017-10-20
Symposium panelists speak on youth activism 2017-10-18
Portage Park teen still missing 2017-10-13
Parking meter art project launches, to benefit youth homeless projects 2017-10-13
LGBT YouTube ads promote Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian family acceptance 2017-10-11
Parking-meter art to benefit youth homeless projects 2017-10-11
Author of trans-focused children's book opens Safe Schools Symposium 2017-10-09
Parking meter art project to benefit youth homeless projects 2017-10-07
More than 600 attend Windy City Times Job Fair at Center on Halsted 2017-09-30
Singer songwriter Jess Godwin helps students find their voices in Shameless workshop 2017-09-25
South Side Help Center to honor leaders for AIDS, youth, give to hurricane recovery 2017-09-15
Windy City Times Job Fair Sept. 29 at Center on Halsted 2017-09-13
Students sought for Chicago Ideas Week 2017-09-11
Trump considering ending DACA 2017-09-04
Lady Gaga's Foundation honors Chicago youth 2017-08-25
Center on Halsted Awarded $200,000 Grant to Improve Lives of Youth Living with HIV 2017-08-23
Parents' group holds first-ever reunion 2017-08-09
Lighthouse provides for LGBTQ youth in south suburbs 2017-08-09
Knight Family Foundation and LYTE Collective partner on youth homelessness 2017-08-06
LGBTQ youth, HIV-AIDS affected youth in Vietnam complete leadership program 2017-08-05
 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.