National AAPI DACA Video Tour Sponsorship Form

I. About National AAPI DACA Vide Tour

The National AAPI DACA Video Tour is a national communication campaign to educate AAPI communities on pains of family separation as well as dreams and hopes of undocumented immigrant youth through the screening of two documentaries followed by community discussions. Two documentaries featuring personal stories of undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients will be shown: Dream Riders Across America and Halmoni (Grandmother).

II. Who We Are

The National AAPI DACA Video Tour is initiated by the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean Resource Center (KRC) of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC) of Chicago.

III. Tour Dates

Dates: From Monday, April 11, 2016 to Friday, May 27, 2016
Cities: Sacramento, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, New York City, Boston City, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Northern Virginia.

IV. Why Now?

In November 2014, President Obama announced several executive to provide relief to undocumented community members, included an expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). In 2015, Congress and various states have expressed anti-immigrant sentiment and filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for implementing these new executive actions.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the Supreme Court made an announcement to review the DACA and DAPA case. The argument could take place at the Supreme Court late April and the Court could announce its decision at the end of June 2016. Given this critical time, it is important to educate the community about the importance of DACA and DAPA programs by highlighting real stories and sharing hopes and dreams for undocumented youth and families.

The immigrant rights movement has been steadfast in mobilizing support, but more voices are needed, especially from the AAPI community and from regions with emerging and significant immigrant populations. We are the crest of an important political and legislative moment and the time is now for immigrant communities to come together and protect the relief that we have rightfully won and stand for keeping families together and a clear and accessible roadmap to citizenship for immigrants.

V. About the Documentaries

Dream Riders Across America
In 2015, 12 Asian American, Latino, and African American youth from California, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia embarked on a road trip to amplify the voices of young people of color and immigrants and build the power of youth throughout the country.

The Dream Riders traveled through the southern states where they shared their personal stories of migration and experiences living in the United States, hopes for their families and country, and how young people can become agents for social change. By sharing their stories, the Dream Riders learned from each other, as well as other youth and community leaders about different issues impacting their communities and their ideas for solutions. The major issues included immigrant rights, racial justice, and civic engagement.

Ju Hong’s Personal DACA Story – Halmoni (Grandmother)

Ju Hong once held a secret that is now an integral part of his identity: he is an undocumented immigrant. Ju is limited in his rights and privileges as compared to those of a U.S. citizen, one being that he is unable to travel freely outside of the U.S. because of his immigrations status and the risk of deportation.

In 2012, President Obama announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would provide protection from deportation up to one million undocumented youth. Through DACA, Ju traveled to South Korea to reunite with his ailing grandmother for the first time in over 13 years.

VI. How to Support the Campaign

You can sponsor this event through the following ways:

1. Host a screening and discussion in your home city.
2. Financially contribute to the National AAPI DACA Video Tour Campaign.
3. Promote the event through your networks, members, and supporters.

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