DREAM ACTing walk goes to Washington DC

We’re back from Washington DC after spending a full day visiting congressmen, congresswomen and their representatives, First i would like to publicly thank Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and her Legislative Assistant Kenya W. Handy for their time, words of wisdom and unconditional support. Ms. Clarke’s voice and ours united together create a powerful message. We have returned from Washington with more energy than ever; inspired to work towards making the Dream Act a priority and a reality.  While we are sad that we are still talking about the merits of an obviously logical bill like that Dream Act, we are happy and optimistic that it will eventually pass. It can and will be done, but it will take lots of hard work and a powerful united movement to achieve this noble goal. We call on all Dream Act Activists and supporters to unite, connect and work together to achieve a goal that is much larger than the sum of its parts. From this visit we have come up with a plan that encompasses all of our ideas, needs and support from US representatives to pass this bill but we need your help




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walk at Tepeyacs Annual Gala 2011






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walkers take a day off to renovate their conference room

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The Time Is Now!! Undocumented and Unafraid!! MARCO

September 7th, 2011
Luis R., walk

Marco needs your help! Marco has given his time, his talents and now his freedom in order to support all of us in our pursuit of making the Dream Act a reality. During a recent sit-in in North Carolina, Marco was arrested and detained and now faces deportation if his bail money is not paid.  Please show your support of Marco and all that he stands for by making a donation.  Thank you for all you have done; We love you Marco! 
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Friends and Family,

To say that the present times are proving to be hard for the undocumented community here in North Carolina would be a complete understatement. Truth is, times are proving to be unbearable. With North Carolina being a testing ground for 287g programs and Secure Communities and no option to opt out we can only expect for implementation to become harsher and in turn more family separation, heartbreak and complete loss of hope within our undocumented community.
On top of such widely criticized programs our state has gone even further in oppressing us. Currently here in NC undocumented youth who wish to enroll in Community College have to wait and enroll at the end with hopes that there is still room and pick only from the left over classes. Education is a right, and we the undocumented community, are currently being denied that right.
Because our state’s Democrat and Republican leaders have chosen to stand against us by denying us the right to fair access to education and allowing the suffering of our families and friends through the continued harsh implementation of 287g and Secure Communities. We: Alicia Torres, Cynthia Martinez, Manuel Vazquez, Angelica Velazquillo, and Martin Rodriguez, undocumented youth from across NC have decided that now is the time to stand up and raise our voices loud and clear against such injustices against ourselves and our families.
But we cannot do this alone. This coming September 6th, we will be having an Undocumented Unafraid Rally in Charlotte and we need both your physical support there as well as your financial support to help ensure that this is a success. We are planning to involve youth from across NC and your contributions will help us cover everything from transportation to banner paint. In advance we want to thank you for all your support and any contribution you make. Today is the day you decide: will you stand with us by supporting us or will you stand against us and allow for such injustices to continue. 

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What a great turnout

Hope you all had fun if you could not make it, there is always next year,



























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Feria del Sol Aug 21st on 14st

August 10th, 2011
by Edson H. Flores

 

FERIA DEL SOL 2011
An annual street festival displaying Mexican culture for all New yorkers.

Asociacion Tepeyac de New York will have its annual Feria del Sol street festival on Sunday, August
21st on 14th street between 7th and 8th ave, from 11:00 am to 4:00pm. You will find authentic Mexican
Food, art, crafts, musical bands, dancers and cultural groups, and lots of fun. This year’s entertainment
on stage will include traditional Mexican musicians, pre-Hispanic dance performances and emerging
talents from the latino music scene in New York City.

This Street Fair and Festival, has been organized since 2000 in Manhattan, to support the educational
programs of Asociacion Tepeyac de New York, a non profit organization dedicated to organize and
educate Mexican and other Latino leaders.

All Newyorkers and tourists are welcome to attend our colorful Feria del Sol 2011. All are very
welcome! All Subways stop on 14th Street.

FERIA DEL SOL 2011

Festival annual que da a compartir la cultura mexicana con todos los Neoyorkinos

El próximo Domingo 21 de Agosto, se llevará a cabo la Feria del Sol 2011. Un Festival y Feria
Mexicana en la calle 14 entre las avenidas 7 y 8 en Manhattan, New York. Ahí encontrará auténtica
Comida Mexicana, arte y artesanías, grupos de musicales, grupos de baile, grupos culturales, Mariachi
y mucha diversión. El entretenimiento de este año correrá a cargo de música tradicional mexicana,
danza pre-hispánica, y los nuevos talentos de la escena musical latina en Nueva York.

La Feria del Sol, ha sido organizada desde el año 2000 en Manhattan, con el propósito de apoyar los
programas educativos de Asociación Tepeyac de New York, una organización no lucrativa dedicada
a organizar y brindar educación a líderes Mexicanos y Latinos. Todos los Neoyorkinos y turistas son
bienvenidos en esta Feria del Sol 2011. La feria comenzará a las 11:00 AM y terminará a las 4:00 PM.
¡Todos son Bienvenidos! Todas las líneas de Metro paran en la calle 14.

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Queens Center Mall & Dream Act

July 7th, 2011
Luis R., walk

It is important that we reach out to senators, legislators, assemblymen and women about The Dream Act. We must have their support as allies and as co-sponsors. As advocates to the communities in which they serve, it is their duty and obligation to speak for the families within those communities. That is why “Dreamers” will gather tomorrow at the Queens Center Mall, where residents of all races, creeds and backgrounds from Elmh…urst, Astoria, Corona, Jackson Heights, Maspeth, Long Island and many other communities, to form a community of one voice. The goal will be to gain support, network with other “Dreamers” and to educate and inform the community about The Dream Act and its importance to families throughout New York.

Es importante que nos acercamos a los senadores, diputados, y asambleístas sobre la Ley DREAM. Debemos contar con su apoyo como aliados y como co-patrocinadores. Como defensores de las comunidades en las que sirven, es su deber y la obligación de representar a las familias dentro de esas comunidades. Es por eso que “Soñadores” se reunirán mañana en el Queens Center Mall, donde los residentes de todas las razas y orígenes de Elmhurst, Astoria, Corona, Jackson Heights, Maspeth, Long Island y muchas otras comunidades, para formar una comunidad de una sola voz . El objetivo será lograr el apoyo, conocer otros “soñadores” para educar e informar a la comunidad sobre el DREAM Act y su importancia para las familias de Nueva York.




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