Help Us Celebrate UndocuBlack's One Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe that today is our ONE year anniversary since we convened the historic Undocumented and Black Convening in Miami. 

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Since then, we have not stopped working to change the narrative around our lives and advocating for the humanity of our people.

We hope you will make a donation today and support the UndocuBlack Network’s efforts.

Here are a few of the feats we've conquered:

  • We established the UndocuBlack Network. 

  • Held local convenings in 3 key locations: Los Angeles, New York and the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area.  These gatherings offered free legal consultations, featured Mental Wellness workshops, Know Your Rights trainings as well as discussed topical issues pertaining to our unique communities.

UndocuBlack Network Co-Founder Yannick Diouf leads the opening session at our DC, Maryland Virginia Convening

UndocuBlack Network Co-Founder Yannick Diouf leads the opening session at our DC, Maryland Virginia Convening

UndocuBlack Network member Ronnie James leads the mental wellness workshop at the New York convening.

UndocuBlack Network member Ronnie James leads the mental wellness workshop at the New York convening.

 

  • Organized and led our first Congressional Briefing this Summer highlighting The State of Undocumented Black Immigrants, in collaboration with the National Immigration Law Center, Black Alliance for Just Immigration and African Communities Together. Our presentations included the voice of a Black undocumented middle-aged mother, perspectives from current DACA recipients and critical analyses of Comprehensive Immigration Reform from those who are directly affected.

A packed room of congressional staffers listened as our presenters covered anti-blackness in legislation and other issues on the Hill.

A packed room of congressional staffers listened as our presenters covered anti-blackness in legislation and other issues on the Hill.

  • Successfully fought and won one of our members’ deportation case in conjunction with United We Dream and the Student Immigrant Movement
  • Hosted 3 dynamic fellows who focused on their individual areas of interest: compiling resources specific to our community's needs, delving into public policy that acutely affects Black undocumented immigrants and engaging in storytelling that captures our undocumented Black complexities

  • Hosted 10 community calls to keep our membership abreast of what we’re working on, maintain our kinship with each other and to build on the progress achieved so far

  • Shared our stories in the media, participated in panels and led workshops on Black undocumented issues

  • Organized 2 webinars alongside the National Immigration Law Center on Workplace Issues and Health Policy for Undocumented Immigrants

And we’re not stopping now. 

Over the next couple of months, we are engaging in an organizational building process with our membership to fortify our vision for 2017 and forward.

We recognize that though our communities have been in a state of emergency for the past few years, we are under special vulnerability due to the election of Donald Trump.

Now, more than ever, we are ready to stand up and fight back for our communities.

Now, more than ever, we are ready to protect and show our community and other vulnerable populations the radical love we’ve dreamed of.

But to do so, we need to build capacity. 

All of our work in the past year has been done by a group of dedicated volunteers. With the increased threats towards our community in the coming years, we need your support to build the adequate infrastructure to meet the challenges ahead. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

We thank you for your support, for believing in us and for supporting our leadership.

Sincerely,

UndocuBlack Core Leadership


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