Define American launches campaign encouraging immigrants to “come out” as undocumented

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in General, Human Rights, Politics

Define American launches campaign encouraging immigrants to “come out” as undocumented

GritoBlast! On July 1st, 2015, Define American launched its Coming Out campaign encouraging undocumented immigrants to empower themselves by publicly announcing their immigration status. On the heels of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality, the campaign draws inspiration from Harvey Milk’s call on closeted LGBT Americans to come out, as well as the courageous coming out of undocumented youth (also known as DREAMers) across the country in the past...

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DEFINE AMERICAN LAUNCHES PLEDGE CAMPAIGN URGING MEDIA TO STOP USING TERM “ILLEGAL”

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in General, Human Rights

DEFINE AMERICAN LAUNCHES PLEDGE CAMPAIGN URGING MEDIA TO STOP USING TERM “ILLEGAL”

GritoBlast! — Today, Define American launched a campaign asking members of the media to stop using the word “illegal” to refer to people. In April 2013, the Associated Press announced they would remove the term “illegal immigrant” from the AP stylebook, a change that Define American and a handful of organizations had been campaigning for. Other publications, outlets, and reporters, including student journalists and college newspapers, have since followed suit (listed...

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Dreamers’ Moms USA Start Indefinite Fast In Front of White House Urging President Obama To Keep Immigration Policy Reform Promises

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in General, Human Rights

Dreamers’ Moms USA Start Indefinite Fast In Front of White House Urging President Obama To Keep Immigration Policy Reform Promises

GritoBlast! — Mothers from Virginia, Connecticut, Illinois, California, and Arizona gathered in front of the White House at Lafayette Park demanding President Obama take action on immigration policy reform. The group of undocumented mothers and citizens are urging that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) include parents and undocumented workers who have been contributing and are already a part of the United States. “I’m here to tell President Obama that we can no...

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The Wilson Center hosts open discussion on Mexico’s missing students

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in General, Human Rights

The Wilson Center hosts open discussion on Mexico’s missing students

GritoBlast! — In September 2014, a group of students from a teachers college in the Mexican state of Guerrero traveled to Iguala to protest discriminatory hiring practices. On the way to the protest, police intercepted the group, clashing with the students. As a result, 6 people were killed and 43 students disappeared. During the search, multiple mass graves have been found and none of the bodies belong to the missing students. These discoveries have left Mexicans horrified...

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