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UndocuSummit Conference

When people hear undocumented, they assume it’s the Hispanic community. But it is all the minority groups.

This was made clear during a four-day UndocuSummit conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Oct. 26-29, which was attended by four Montgomery College (MC) students from all three campuses.

The conference accomplished the following things: train a new generation of UndocuLeaders to lead the movement, build community and people power, create strategic and political alignment, and build United We Dream’s political vision together.

This mural shows the past and the future of United We Dream across the country among the youth leaders created during the UndocuSummit. (Photo credit, Diane Carrillo)

On Thursday, Oct.26, 160 members of different chapters of United We Dream came from different parts of the country for the UndocuSummit in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“This is the moment for us to lead, there is nobody else that is as prepared, that is as connected, and that is as talented as the generation that you represent,” said Gresia Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream.

After arriving in Albuquerque, attendees would be able to go out and see the sights, rest, and get something to eat before the meet and greet. They would be able to make bath bombs, make tea bags, and learn about self-care. There were board games, build-your-own slime, Loteria (Spanish bingo), and Karaoke.

A piece of Mexican history continues to live on from the first Hispanic protest in 1940s until now. (Photo credit, Diane Carrillo)

There were various workshops that attendees could participate in, including

1.) Stand up, fight back: Self-Governance, the youth vote, and how to dream big.

2.) There is power when we come together: how building a successful coalition gets us to victory.

3.) Collective Liberation through abolition: How to reimagine safely.

4.) Narrative revolution! Empowering communities with strategies to fight against anti-immigrant disinformation. The second plenary after

“It was a transformational experience, as a newly found club leader myself I plan on utilizing the skills I learned about grassroots organizing at MC,” said Yasmine Fuller, President of MC Immigrant Rights Club.

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Diane Carrillo, Staff Writer
Diane Carrillo is a criminal justice major. She is involved in MC Excalibur, Latino Student Union, Student Parent Alliance Club, TP/SS Service Squad, MC Raptors for Immigration Rights Club, and International Student Association. As a single mother to two daughters, she decided she wanted to show her daughters no matter how many obstacles you must overcome. You can always reach your goal.

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