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UU YAs Act on Immigration

Posted by T. Resnikoff // May 23rd 2012 // Issues and Trends, Social Justice, young adults // no comments

UN seminar spurs UU young adults to immigration action

By Laura Randall 5.14.12

A group of Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults have crafted a plan to combat racism in immigration following a three-day conference in New York sponsored by the UU United Nations Office (UU-UNO).

After UU-UNO’s 2012 spring seminar, “Beyond Borders: Breaking Barriers of Race and Immigration,” the participants drafted a “statement of action” to advocate for immigration reform and the DREAM Act and to take a message of inclusion home to their own communities. The conference drew 119 youth and adults from across the United States and Canada to Manhattan April 12 through 14.

Starrene Rhett

(Speaking on a UU-UNO panel on race and immigration, journalist Starrene Rhett cautions youth about consuming media with damaging messages about race. Courtesy UU-UNO)



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Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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