National Coming Out of the Shadows started in Chicago, Illinois on March 10th, 2010 when undocumented youth declared to be “undocumented and unafraid” at Federal Plaza, facing the immigration and federal office building. Around the country, other undocumented youth did the same, some times escalating to civil disobedience in support of immigrant rights.
This year we continue this work, this time focusing on those being criminalized by the federal government and immigration enforcement: people in deportation proceedings, people in detention, those who do not qualify for deferred action, and those with past interactions with the law. We know that these are our parents, our brothers and sisters, our classmates, our community members, and we know deportations need to stop. Find out more:
- Plan your own coming out of the shadows event, Resources
- Illinois Coming Out of the Shadows Events
- March is National Coming Out of the Shadows Facebook Page
- History of Coming Out of the Shadows Month
- Statement about Coming Out of the Shadows 2013: Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets
- Audio from past National Coming Out of the Shadows Events
- Slideshow with audio of first National Coming Out of the Shadows Day
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