UU YAs Act on Immigration
UN seminar spurs UU young adults to immigration action
By Laura Randall
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.
(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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