Tuesday, July 28, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
CASA de Virginia Office
330B-S Virginia Ave. Falls Church, VA 22046
For Immediate Release
July 28, 2015
CASA welcomes Dream Riders Across America to Virginia with SEIU 32BJ and SEIU 512
WHAT: Today, July 28, CASA welcomes Dream Riders Across America with SEIU 32BJ and SEIU 512 at CASA de Virginia’s office at 12:00 PM with members, community members and supporters for a community lunch.
The bus tour, led by the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), Korean Resource Center (KRC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), SEIU United Service Workers West, and SEIU California State Council, aims to educate the local community about immigrant rights, racial justice, and civic engagement, meet community leaders, and build a progressive network of young people throughout the region.
The Dream Riders are a diverse group of Asian American, Latino, and African American undocumented, immigrant, and low-income youth from all over the country, including California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 28 at 12:00 PM
WHERE: CASA de Virginia’s office (330B-S Virginia Ave. Falls Church, VA 22046)
SEIU 32BJ members
SEIU 512 members
In 2013, NAKASEC, KRCC, and KRC launched the first Dream Riders Across America campaign to lift the voices of immigrant Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) young people one year since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program began. The 2015 bus tour is round two of the Dream Riders Across America campaign hitting the road to educate our communities about the experiences and contributions of immigrant families, build meaningful relationships with immigrant and people of color communities, and activate fellow youth to be leaders for change.
Children Over Politics (COP) is a youth led organization. Participants in the program include the children of SEIU members and the children of partner organizations. Last year, the youth came together to fast for the Salvadoran youth who fled gang violence in their home country. In recent months, COP showed solidarity with youth who have experienced police brutality and working parents who have faced wage theft, low pay, and other issues of social and economic justice.
The Dream Riders Across America held a pre-launch kick-off event in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 26 and will launch the bus tour from Washington, DC with stops in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas lasting from Monday, July 27 to Friday, August 7, 2015.
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