Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Feb. 1st Film/Program at Channing Murray: "Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth"

"Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth"

Channing Murray Foundation
1209 W. Oregon, Urbana, IL
February 1 – 7 p.m.      

This film/program is cosponsored by the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign and the University YMCA. Free and open to the public.

Come learn how to support undocumented youth in Champaign-Urbana and everywhere.

Light refreshments will be served. Q & A and discussion to follow.

Adolescence is hard enough under the best of circumstances. Peer pressure, family conflicts, acne – these and other stimuli make high school graduation a joy for most of us.

But for undocumented students, the final two years of high school can be especially bittersweet. Although the U.S. Supreme Court guarantees access to K-12 public education for all children, regardless of immigration status, education and work prospects for undocumented youth after high school are very often limited. Even getting a driver’s license is out of the question.