CHIRLA, CA Dream Network and Wise Up! are joining with the Center for American Progress, Center for the Study of Immigration Integration, Campus Progress and Firelight Media to present a panel discussion featuring two groups of amazing student activists. The Freedom Riders in 1961 came from all over the country into Alabama and Mississippi to challenge segregation in inter-state transit. They were successful and helped spark changes across the South. Today, DREAM students are putting their futures on the line, acknowledging they are undocumented, and organizing to change the law and minds.
Join us for the Freedom Riders and Dreamers Panel discussion with Freedom Riders from 1961 and current DREAM Activists from the CA Dream Network and Wise Up! to hear how the struggles compare and what can be learned from a 50 year old student led strategy as we organize for immigrant rights today.
Watch the Emmy Award winning documentary Freedom Riders for free at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/telecommuters/watch
LOCATION: University of Southern California (USC) Doheny Library Room 240
DATE: Thursday, December 1st
TIME: 6 pm to 8:30 pm for the panel discussion.
Registration and snacks start @ 6pm.