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IYJL presents: National Coming Out of the Shadows Month

March 8, 2013SarahBlog

The Immigrant Youth Justice League will be hosting a rally on Sunday, March 10, 2013 the Federal Plaza in Chicago.

National Coming Out of the Shadows started in Chicago, Illinois on March 10th, 2010 when undocumented youth declared to be “undocumented and unafraid” at Federal Plaza, facing the immigration and federal office building. Around the country, other undocumented youth did the same, some times escalating to civil disobedience in support of immigrant rights.

This year, IYJL continues this work, this time focusing on those being criminalized by the federal government and immigration enforcement: people in deportation proceedings, people in detention, those who do not qualify for deferred action, and those with past interactions with the law.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

11:00AM Marchers gather at Union Park
12:00PM March step-off, 45 min expected walking time
12:30PM Pre-Rally music and performances begin at Federal Plaza
12:50PM Welcoming of the marchers
1:00PM National Coming Out of the Shadows rally begins at Federal Plaza, 30 min duration

For more information about Immigrant Youth Justice League, or National Coming Out of the Shadows, visit their website by clicking here!

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