Entering Atlanta in Solidarity
Posted on February 25, 2010 by
As an organizer for the Trail, I will be joining as we walk into
Atlanta this Saturday, February 27th. Atlanta residents and others will be
joining them about 1.5 miles south of the city. Nationwide, organizations are
joining in by walking in solidarity as part of United We Dream's Week of Action.
United We Dream is a nationwide youth-led coalition of Dreamers, and
they've put out an ask for nationwide solidarity actions. From the
In 1965, African Americans marched demanding
voting rights. Forty-five years later, four brave undocumented students have
embarked in a 1,500 mile walk from the Miami Freedom Tower to the U.S. Capitol
to “tell the world that the present is unbearable . . . living in fear – living
in the shadows, is very cold.” We call on all Dreamers to stand in solidarity
with Felipe, Carlos, Gaby and Juan and plan actions in support of them on
Thursday, February 25th and walks and marches in support of the Trail on
Saturday the 27th.
In Los Angeles, NAKASEC is teaming up with UWD to
lead the The California Trail of Dreams & supporting organizations include
the Dream Team Los Angeles, CHIRLA, and the Korean Resource Center. They are
meeting at Seoul International Park at 8:00 AM to walk 18 miles towards East Los
Angeles and end at Wilshire/Western Metro Stop in Koreatown by 5:15pm.
Just south of Los Angeles in Santa Ana, the Orange County Dream Team is
starting at 9 AM to walk five miles to end in Cesar Chavez Campesino Park for a
Entering Atlanta is a landmark in our journey towards the Capitol
and I feel blessed to be a part of it and to know that there are so many others
who are willing to stand in solidarity for just and fair immigration reform.
Please check out some of these solidarity actions as they've been plotted on our
route page! More are to come.