[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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The politics of coming out (via Organizing Upgrade)

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Over the last 6 months our focus has been on building a strong base of undocumented youth and allies who are informed, empowered, and organized. And in the one and a half year of our experience, our work includes education, outreach, and mobilization that addresses the need for our communities to know about immigration policy that affects them, be connected to resources, and know that they have a right to organize.

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In deportation, forever unapologetic

My name is Alaa, I’m undocumented and in deportation. I came to this country when I was seven years old, went to school alongside your children, and graduated college. My family gave up everything to make sure we, their children, can have an opportunity, a shot, a chance at life. My family worked hard, paid […]

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Nathan: You have to be an ally, and you have to speak out

In solidarity with undocumented youth coming out across the country, IYJL organizer and ally comes out. My name is Nathan and I am an ally. Over the last year, I have witnessed numerous brave young people come out as undocumented. Some at large public gatherings, some in small intimate groups, some 1 on 1. Each […]

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