University Ymca

Immigration Activism Focus Of Upcoming Symposium In Champaign

A symposium at the University YMCA in Champaign aims to equip people with tools to better support immigrants in the community. The Inaugural Symposium on Local Immigration Activism will feature discussions about sanctuary communities and the unique challenges undocumented students face in higher education.

Inside Out Project workers paste photos to the exterior wall of the University of Illinois.
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Inside Out Project Invites Public To Be Photographed For A Cause

The front wall of the University YMCA building, adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign was plastered with photographs Wednesday. The 3-foot-by-5-foot poster-size portraits were made in a mobile photo-booth, featuring people passing by who wanted to show their support for the DREAM Act, a bill in Congress to help young people who are in the country illegally. .

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