Penn President Endorses Dream Act; "Papers" in Philadelphia

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Maria @ Dreamactivist brings word that University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann has endorsed the DREAM Act and asked members of Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation to support the Act. This development didn't appear out of nowhere, but rather was the result of organizing by Penn student groups MEChA and the Latino Coalition and coverage by the Penn student newspaper.

Those in the Philadelphia area will have the chance next week to check out two screenings of the documentary "Papers," about undocumented youth and their struggle for equality.

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Arch Street United Methodist Church, Broad and Arch Streets.

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church, 8812 Germantown Avenue

More info here. (Note: I blog at Citizen Orange in my personal capacity, not on behalf of my employer.)

Dreamers fighting for their rights know the stakes--the consequences of failure are imprisonment and deportation. One anonymous Dreamer got an unpleasant reminder of this fact, and used his experience in detention in upstate New York as a call to action.

Lastly, Felipe blogged last week from the Trail of Dreams as the walkers left Florida on their way to D.C. If you've not yet read about the 1,500-mile Trail of Dreams and the walkers' efforts to raise awareness of the DREAM Act, visit the website. (via Dream Act Texas)

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Sam said:

Hey Mr. Bennion! My name is Sam, and I'm currently based in Philadelphia.On Thursday, February 25 there was a snowstorm in Philadelphia, and many of schools, and other services were either closed/canceled. I did, however, give United Methodist Church a call around 12:00 PM on Thursday and one of the operator told me to call back at 2:00 PM. When I have returned the call, unfortunately, I did not get any answer. Thus, do you know if they are still holding the screening, perhaps, sometimes in the future? Please keep me updated. Thanks.

Dave Bennion said:

The screening last night was held as scheduled and the one set for tomorrow is on as well as far as I know right now. Hope you can make it out to Chestnut Hill.

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