New Mexico Youth Leaders Summit- Summer 2019 The summer program will be an intense six week program held in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces. Programing gears towards empowering immigrants, refugees, people of color and LGBTQ youth through the exposure of New Mexico’s social justice history, as well as the national movements all of this, while reinforcing the students reading, writing, and public speaking skills. The program intends to provide a , guide for students to discover their role and responsibility in community organizing, and getting hands on experience by generating changes in their localities and at the state level.
The program will run from Monday, June 18 to July 25, 2019. Summit scholars will attend the program sessions three days a week, Tuesday through Thursday.
Our families deserve to Live Unafraid! This means living without fear of deportation and with access to opportunities to thrive.
Yet, some in power have made it their mission to only pander to special interests and to advance the inhumane and cruel industry of immigrant detention. Forcing New Mexicans to take jobs that profit off of the suffering of immigrant & refugee families, and divesting from our children’s education.
But we know New Mexicans deserve better jobs and the best possible education that will allow our communities to thrive and which stops the racist agenda to incarcerate and destroy communities of color across the country.
This is our time to be a driving force of change in NM by declaring we want investment in #EducationNotDeportation! Because our state must divest from the mass detention industry and invest in our children’s education to build stronger communities today.
‘Our Dream Campus!’ campaign is LIVE and you can be a part of it!
Every student has the right to freedom and opportunity in the pursuit of their education. Sign our pledge today, stating you as an educator will commit to fight alongside of immigrant youth for their freedom, opportunity and inclusion in the classroom and beyond. Because educational institutions should serve as liberating spaces for students to grow and thrive in their personal and professional lives.