All posts tagged: youth movements

I am UndocuQueer – A Young, Undocumented, Gay Artist Advocates for the DREAM Act

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News / LGBT
An image from Julio Salgado's 'I am UndocuQueer' series.

By Von Diaz Originally posted on Feet in Two Worlds on February 13, 2012. Being young and undocumented can lead to complex and sometimes awkward situations. As DREAMer Angy Rivera explains in one of her videos, dating is a constant challenge when you can’t get into clubs that require a photo ID, or get to a date because you’re not allowed to drive a car. The DreamersAdrift collective has taken these themes and translated them […]

2011 – A Year of Activism for the DREAM Act and Undocumented Immigrant Youth

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News
A press conference in favor of the DREAM Act in California. (Photo: Antonio Villaraigosa/flickr)

By Von Diaz Originally published on Feet in Two Worlds on December 27, 2011 2011 may be best remembered for a new type of political activism. Movements including the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street were built on a combination of street protests and social media. The year also saw an outpouring of activism and support for undocumented immigrant youth, especially those who would benefit from the DREAM Act—a proposed federal law that would create […]

Despite Violent Turn, New Yorkers Show Support for University of Puerto Rico Student Demonstrations

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News / Puerto Rico
Giovanni Roberto Caez, a student activist at the University of Puerto Rico, on a visit to New York City. (Photo: Von Diaz)

  By Von Diaz Originally published on Feet in Two Worlds on March 15, 2011. For almost an entire year, student protests have rocked the University of Puerto Rico. The demonstrations that began on April 21, 2010 are in opposition to fee increases and the elimination of certain merit-based fee waivers at the university. The conflict, known as much for mobilizing Puerto Rican citizens as for violence, police brutality and property destruction, has exposed deep […]