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|Napa V. College Dream Act Week>Poet Cesar Cruz speaks + "chalk your dreams" + open mic|
|Date||Tuesday November 30|
|Time||10:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
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|Napa Valley College|
|Organizer/Author||put up by rep.SF northbay to Cal. Green Party|
|davidquinley [at] aol.com|
|Phone||415 479 1888 Home|
|Address||163 merrydale rd. 8 , San Rafael|
NVC Week of Dreams Call-ins to senators and representatives for the votes in favor of the Dream Act.
Tuesday, November 30 · 10:00am - 1:30pm
Napa Valley College walk-way (Chalk) and outside the library (Cesar Cuz and Open Mic.)
NVC Week of Dreams
Internationally renowned poet, educator and human rights activist Cesar Cruz speaks at 12:30pm outside the MacCarthy
Come "chalk your dreams" along the walk way that takes you from the gym to the library. 10-11am. Create images and/or words of what your dreams are.
Share your dreams on the mic:
From 12:30-1:30pm an Open Mic will be avilable outside the Library on the platform. You can share what your dreams are and what you want to see in education. Why do you want the DREAM ACT to take effect? Share your words and song.
What is the DREAM ACT?
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (The "DREAM Act") is a piece of proposed federal legislation in the United States that was first introduced in the United State Senate on August 1, 2001 and most recently re-introduced there and the United states House of Representatives on March 26, 2009.This would help certain undocumented students who graduated from high school and attended for at least 3 years, who are of “good moral character”, arrived in the United States before the age of 16, and have been in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they complete two years in the military (average service is around 6 years) or at least two years of higher education.
Facts and Statistics:
• As of the year 2000, approximately 2.5 million undocumented youth under the age of 18 were living in the U.S.
• Only 10 states allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition: California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington.
• Many undocumented students have excelled as honor students, class valedictorians, and active members of their communities.
• Must be between the ages of 12 to 35
• Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia have denied access to undocumented students to a higher education
• 40% of all undocumented students live in California
• Every year over 65,000 undocumented immigrant students are denied their education for college or to enlist into the country. put up by http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000031433391 and