Central Baptist Church's affiliation with the Philadelphia New Sanctuary Movement is a renewal of CBC's prophetic engagement in the original Sanctuary Movement, declared in a congregational vote in 1984. This reaffirmation today of our historic commitment is grounded in our congregation's vision of “justice rooted in spirituality” and “making a difference in community.”-Congregational Meeting April 25th, 2010.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Marta and Eastern Univ students at Philly Dream Act rally

Marta DeAngulo and Eastern University students at the Dream Act rally
Betsy, Caroline, Yatz, Juan, and Marta represented CBC at the  UNDOCUMENTED -- UNAFRAID --  UNAPOLOGETIC rally with DreamActivists in Philadelphia on March 19th.  Marta was there with a group of Eastern University students who had organized a van from the campus.

Here's info about an opportunity to support young people from Pennsylvania who will be traveling to Georgia for a national DreamActivist training in early April. 


Only two days ago, on March 19th, immigrant youth and members of DreamActivist Pennsylvania decided to come out of the shadows and declare themselves: Undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic on the lawn of Independence Mall. The rally was attended by almost 150 people, immigrant youth and supporters who believe these students deserve a pathway to legalization. This event was part of a national “Coming out of the Shadows” campaign organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.

On April 1 – 3, members of DreamActivist Pennsylvania will be traveling to Georgia to take part on the first ever National Immigrant Youth Alliance convening.
The NIYA is an undocumented youth-LED network of grassroots organizations, campus-based student groups and individuals committed to achieving equality for all immigrant youth, regardless of their legal status. As a national network our core values are to: Empower, Educate, and Escalate.

During the convening, undocumented youth and allies from all over the country will join to construct a new vision for tomorrow. The convening will include the creation of a new nationwide strategy to win rights for immigrant youth and build new leadership.

We are asking for your support in allowing DreamActivist Pennsylvania to be part of this new step in the movement by making a donation that will allow members to attend the convening.

You can make a donation by going to this link: http://bit.ly/niyageorgia
If you're part of an organization and wish to sponsor a member to attend the convening or if you have any questions please e-mail us at dreamactivistpa@gmail.com
Your support brings us closer to realizing our dreams and creating a new future to continue fighting for our community! We appreciate your generosity and continued support.


DreamActivist Pennsylvania

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