The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: For the past couple of weeks, a diverse group of teens and young adults has been on a bus trip around the country. Their goal: to foster a better understanding of others and to build support for immigrants’ rights and racial justice.
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Today, “Dream Riders Across America,“ a national campaign fostering dialogue between communities with an emphasis on supporting one another, exploring intersections, and building unity across the immigrant rights, racial justice, and civic engagement movements, comes to a close in Dallas, Texas. Local organizations, including Mi Familia Vota, welcomed the Dream Riders – 12 emerging Asian American, Latino, and African American youth leaders – to share their personal stories and reflections from this unique leadership development experience.
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Saba Nafees, Dream Rider from Fort Worth, Texas, said: “A country we call home is our greatest gift. We are only millions of young dreamers who have been raised in this land we call home, yet solely due to the lack of comprehensive immigration solutions, we struggle with having the rights that we deserve, the opportunities that we are capable of earning, and the inability to live with freedom. But we ride on in this dream journey of ours and dance through the obstacles as that is what we believe is the American spirit.“
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Raymond and the Dream Riders in the Georgia state capital If there is a kid who has been in America since he was a child and didn’t even know he was an undocumented immigrant until he came of age…
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For Immediate Release August 4, 2015 CONTACT: English: Healy Ko, email@example.com, 267-304-5260 Korean: Ga Young, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-281-2267 “Dream Riders Across America” Join New Orleans Leaders for Community Meeting and Canvassing to Register People to Vote NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On…
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On August 3, 2015, the Dream Riders Across America rallied in front of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Alabama chapter of the NAACP to organize broad support for the building of a unified progressive network of young people, immigrants, and communities of color marching for immigrant rights, racial justice, and the need for civic engagement in our communities. The Dream Riders have been traveling on a bus from Washington D.C. to engage in these conversations with communities in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and now Alabama, before departing for Louisiana and Texas. The national bus tour was organized by the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), Korean Resource Center (KRC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), SEIU United Service Workers West, and SEIU California State Council.
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Emaciated children and beggars, a street full of noise, the cacophony of humans and machines, a vendor hurriedly moving his cart full of produce across a busy road.
Press Release For Immediate Release July 31, 2015 CONTACT: English: Healy Ko, email@example.com, 267-304-5260 Korean: Ga Young, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-281-2267 “Dream Riders Across America” Deliver DACA/DAPA Letter to Attorney General Bondi and Stories to Community Members in Tampa, Florida TAMPA, FLORIDA…
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