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Join families and leaders across the country to STAND TOGETHER FOR JUSTICE January 8-15 to urge the Supreme Court of the United States to take up the case Texas vs. US case and give relief to millions of Immigrant Families through DAPA and expanded DACA. 


April 12, 2016

Los Angeles, California: CHIRLA and the California Table for Immigration Reform organizations have been working to promote DAPA and DACA forward by protecting it from an onslaught of anti-immigrant comments and increasingly hateful vitriol. In order to humanize the immigrant experience and to lift up the stories of DAPA/DACA+ beneficiaries, we are organizing a traveling exhibition across the state. we have collect a total of 51 stories out of 100 stories and to highlight them as a means of putting a face to those who stand to benefit from DAPA/DACA+.

Location: 2533 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057. 

Contact: Polo Morales, amorales@chirla.org

April 14, 2016

New York, New York: Make the Road New York believes that highlighting the stories of members in the media and sharing the importance of getting involved will create momentum for people to take action. With elected officials and community members, there will be a photo exhibit and video on the day of the launch.

Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall

Contact: Natalia Aristizabal. natalia.aristizabal@maketheroadny.org

April 18, 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Voces de la Frontera: May Day Gallery Night and Fundraiser to Win DAPA and DACA+. As the May Day Solidarity March for Immigrant and Worker Rights draws near, we will be holding a gallery night to celebrate 10 years of marching on May Day, and to view portraits and profiles of immigrant rights movement leaders who would benefit from DAPA and DACA+ on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the historic case to decide the programs’ fate.

Location: The Wherehouse, 818 S. Water St. Milwaukee, WI 53204

Contact: Nancy Flores, nancy@vdlf.org

April 20, 2016

Chicago, Illinois: ICIRR has recently encountered a project at an academic institution in Illinois that has begun the work to collect the oral stories of the immigrant community. Our strategy on presenting the Faces of DACA+/DAPA exhibition is to incorporate the oral stories that we have collected and are currently being collected by this project at Northern Illinois University, as well as including visual pieces of art from a few local artists that have done work from their immigrant perspectives, as a way to highlight stories and to humanize the impact.

Location: 2 stop exhibition in DeKalb, IL - Northern Illinois University and in Chicago - University of Illinois at Chicago.

Contact: Celina Villanueva, cvillanueva@icirr.org

Late april/early may 2016

San Jose, California: SIREN and the California Table for Immigration Reform organizations have been working to move this program forward by protecting it from an onslaught of anti-immigrant comments and increasingly hateful vitriol. In order to humanize the immigrant experience and to lift up the stories of DAPA/DACA+ beneficiaries. We agreed to collect a total of 100 stories and to highlight them as a means of putting a face to those who stand to benefit from DAPA/DACA+.

Location: TBD

Contact: Jeremy Barousse, jeremy@siren-bayarea.org

May 13, 2016

Charlotte, North Carolina: Latin American Coalition takes the story of Yefri Bertin Sorto Hernandez who was held at a detention facility. A 19-year-old high school student from North Carolina was picked up by ICE in late January on his way to the school bus stop. Yefri is a B+ student, with an excellent attendance record and just four months from graduating high school. He was threatened by gangs and had no choice but to escape his home country. It had been 14 years since he last saw his family before he came to the U.S. The Latin American Coalition contracted with local artist Edwin Gil, to create a portrait of Yefri through Edwin’s Faces of Diversity Series. At a protest on April 9, 2016, organized by the Latin American Coalition. and its partners, we gathered hundreds of finger prints to create two glass portraits of Yefri. One portrait will be given for a national arts exhibit in June to highlight the immigrant experience. The second portrait, will be unveiled to the community on May 13, 2016, in a ceremony in which Yefri’s family will participate.

Location:  The Immigrant Welcome Center of the Latin American Coalition

Contact: Jose Hernandez-Paris, jhparis@latinamericancoalition.org

Mid may 2016

Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska Appleseed still encounters a lack of understanding from non-immigrant community leaders and the public about what the DACA and DAPA programs are. In order to humanize the immigrant experience and to show the benefits of the DACA/DAPA/DACA+ programs to our communities, we would like to propose the idea of a traveling exhibition across the state of Nebraska. We will be working with local photographers to take photos in 3 - 5 mostly rural communities including at least Crete, South Sioux City and Lexington. With approximately 4 photos from each community (a total of 12 photos), we will create an exhibit that can travel to local libraries or other community settings, and we will also explore with our partners other possibilities for social media community engagement and/or other mixed media as a means of telling the story of DACA/DAPA/DACA+ and Nebraska communities.

Location: Crete, South Sioux City, and Lexington

Contact: Rebecca Gonzales, rgonzales@neappleseed.org

May 25, 2016

New Haven, Connecticut:  Junta for Progressive Action plan to showcase a group of twelve digitally illustrated family portraits of some of our community leaders and their families, who have taken a stand and decided to fight back, to protect this program, to protect their families. We will also use defining words, about their identity, and what makes them powerful, to include in the poster. There is fear in the community, stemming from the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has plagued our TVs, our radio stations and newspapers. But there is also incredible work getting done to build power. This exhibit is a conduit for that.

Location: Junta Headquarters office

Contact: Juan Carlos Soto, juancarlos.soto@juntainc.org