Antonio: “We Need To Stand Up And Organize!”

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“We can’t keep waiting for politicians or for others to change these unfair policies and just like we need to change the immigration laws nationally, we also need to stand up to IIT’s administration and tell them that we are here, we are IIT, we are IIT’s future and we won’t hide anymore. We need to stand up and organize. My name is Antonio Gutierrez, I’m undocumented, queer, and I am IIT.”

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Dreams That Are Conscious

"Its not much of a guitar but for me it has given me an outlet."

By Caiden, First Installment Dreams aren’t what they used to be. No matter if it’s in my head or in my heart, I only know how to live in this moment.   Everyone is so disconnected from another. At what point do we allow people in our thoughts? Time is gone, it stops who we […]

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Chicago Coming Out of the Shadows Rally, Sunday March 10th, 1pm

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On Sunday March 10th, we will be holding our fourth National Coming Out of the Shadows Day: Out of the Shadows Into the Streets. We will be meeting at Federal Plaza at 12:30 PM for pre-rally music with Quinto Imperio, poetry, and drum performance by the Korean American Resource Center. At 1pm we will be […]

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[Resources] Organize Your Own Coming Out of the Shadows Event

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There is an open invitation for all undocumented immigrants and organizers to put together their own National Coming Out of the Shadows event this March 2013. Already planning an event? Tell us more so that we can support and help promote it. Register your event here. Calendar of events and more information on Illinois Coming Out […]

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I searched for a line to stand in / We define ourselves

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My name is Alaa Mukahhal. I’m undocumented. I’m Palestinian, born in Kuwait, a citizen of Jordan, and raised in Chicago. We came on a visa that expired when I was 7 years old. 18 years we’ve lived in fear and shame. 18 years beating down on me with a list of cants. Cant work, cant […]

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50 Ways to Come Out Undocumented & Unafraid

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As National Coming out of the Shadows week approaches, here is a list of 50 ways to declare that we are undocumented and unafraid (or getting there), that we are still here and are not leaving, and that we are a well organized and creative movement. This list was gathered through suggestions on various social […]

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