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Maricela Gutiérrez

“This Moment Calls for Us to Step Up.”

SIREN Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez talks about the stress and uncertainty facing immigrant communities, and the support people need to stay safe and successful.

With anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise following the 2016 elections, Bay Area immigrants began to look for safe havens where they could find solidarity and support. Many ended up contacting SIREN (Services, Immig…

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NC DREAM Team: Undocumented, Unafraid

California Funders Stand Up for DREAMers

| by Jennie Lehua Watson in Immigrant Rights

Joint statement highlights “devastating impact” of ending DACA for California and the nation

Haas, Jr. Fund and other funders denounce White House DACA decision, call on philanthropy to speak out and do more for DREAMers.

This statement was originally published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).  Statement The Trump Administration announced the termination of Deferred Action for Childho…

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Nadine Smith

Lessons from Florida’s Defense of LGBT Rights

Equality Florida Co-founder and CEO Nadine Smith talks about the challenges facing the movement, and how her state has achieved pro-LGBT wins in a tough climate.

Nadine Smith is co-founder and CEO of Equality Florida, the state’s largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In this video, the Florida native recalls…

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