Undocumented and Unafraid Summer

August 21st, 2012
by DRC Admin

We hope everyone has had a great summer of organizing, learning, and growing!

Since the publication of our book, the immigrant youth of our country have continued to organize, and fight for their dreams. Largely due to their commitment, perseverance, and courage, President Obama made a historic announcement on June 15th that he will stop deporting immigrant youth and grant them work authorization. For more information on what is now being called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) please visit USCIS, We Own the Dream (United We Dream), and Educators for Fair Consideration, for additional resources. The work of immigrant youth does not end here, and they continue to mobilize around this issue.

Undocumented and Unafraid has reached audiences all across the country–from Los Angeles to D.C.–and it continues to reach many more. Immigrant youth groups have been utilizing the book to raise funds, community organizations have been using the book to educate and motivate their base, and educators have been assigning it in the classroom. Most importantly, this book has been a useful tool for everyone to help contextualize DACA. The book tells stories that demonstrate that victories like this do not happen overnight and that the road towards humane immigrant rights in this country are only beginning to get paved.

It is amazing to see where sharing stories takes a movement. From Tam Tran, who testified before Congress for the first time, the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who have shared their story across the country, to the authors in this book who openly share their triumphs and pain — it’s all connected. We are moving forward, but so much more work needs to happen.

Onward and forward,

The Undocumented and Unafraid Publication Team

P.S. If your organization is interested in being part of the book tour, please contact info@undocumentedunafraid.com.

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Undocumented and Unafraid featured on the Huffington Post

June 9th, 2012
by DRC Admin

A must read! Includes a special preview of photography and illustrations from the book, and if you missed our book launch on Monday, June 4th, includes pictures from our event.

Undocumented And Unafraid: UCLA Honors The Lives Of Two Leaders In The Immigrant Rights Movement
The Huffington Post | By Andrea Long Chavez
Posted: 06/08/2012 3:42 pm Updated: 06/08/2012 6:40 pm

In May of 2010, two bright, ambitious graduate students were killed in a motor vehicle accident in rural Maine.

Those students, both UCLA graduates and undocumented activists Tam Tran, 27 and Cynthia Felix, 26 were pursuing their educational goals on the East Coast. Tran was a second-year American Civilizations doctoral student at Brown University and avid filmmaker; Cynthia Felix was the first undocumented student to attend the Columbia School of Public Health and a co-founder of IDEAS at UCLA, a support network for undocumented students on campus.

This week, The DREAM Resource Center, a project of the UCLA Labor Center honored their memories with the launch of their latest publication, Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement.

The book, produced by undergraduate students from the Labor Studies and Chicana/o Studies Departments at UCLA over the last academic year, “is designed as an educational tool to inspire others to raise their voices in the struggle for humane immigrant rights,” and follows their first publication, Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out.

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Undocumented and Unafraid — Book Trailer

June 6th, 2012
by DRC Admin

Check out our promotional video. Please feel free to share it!

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