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MOCACITIZEN Looking Back + Moving Forward: Asian Americans in the Immigrant Rights Movement

  • 08 Sep 2018
  • Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

MOCACITIZEN Looking Back + Moving Forward: Asian Americans in the Immigrant Rights Movement

Sat, Sep 8, 2018 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tickets: Free for youth 21 and under; $5 general admission. Click here to register!

 

       

Join MOCA and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) for an immigrant rights teach-in for Asian American youth, affected individuals, and allies. Facilitated by Alina Shen (MOCA) and Stephanie Park (AALDEF), this teach-in will provide a safe space for young organizers, activists, and teens to give voice to their experiences and explore ways to effect change in the immigrant rights movement. The program will be centered on immigrant rights, with an emphasis on rights for undocumented immigrants.

Together, youth will consider critical questions such as:

  • What is the legacy of Asian American immigrant organizing?
  • As Asian Americans, what is our role in the immigrant rights movement?
  • What can we learn from looking back?
  • How can young people take the lessons from history to engage in civic action and advocacy for themselves?

As an immigrant history museum, MOCA will provide a safe space for young people and affected individuals to generate discussion with their peers. MOCA and AALDEF will offer historical context on Asian American organizing and advocacy for an event that attempts to read history for ways that young people can create change today and in the future.

Click here to register! For inquiries contact: Alina Shen, MOCA Educator (ashen@mocanyc.org) or Stephanie Park, AALDEF Community Organizer (spark@aaldef.org).

FCC Greater New York
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends.

PO Box 237065
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023 

    
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