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qcdt open mic

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Feb 13

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Queens College Dream Team Open Mic 3/6

The Queens College Dream Team will have a Speak Out event where undocumented students will share powerful stories of how their lives are affected by the lack of financial aid through story telling, poetry or performance, all in support for the NY Dream Act!

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teal-ribbon

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Feb 13

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Reclaiming My Vagina: Remembering, Fighting and Healing

I had never told anyone, not even my mom. It was hard for her to read that her daughter had been sexually molested three times. I’ve come to realize (and coming out as undocumented also helped me) that by sharing our stories we can form a bond of solidarity and we don’t have to go through all the horrible moments by ourselves.

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dreaming in ink

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Sep 12

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3rd Cycle of “Dreaming in Ink”

Dreaming In Ink serves as a space where undocumented youth can reclaim their stories and healing through writing.

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undocumic_13

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Aug 12

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NYSYLC UndocuMic 8/19

The Arts and Expression Program at the NYSYLC is proud to present this UndocuMic. Join us for an afternoon of poetry, spoken word and live performances from undocumented youth themselves and supporters as well. Regardless of any identities or immigration status, all are welcome! Bring friends and family too. When: August 19, 2012 ...

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heartpuzzly

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Apr 12

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Love Me – Undocumented Poetry

Written by Angy, Love Me is an undocumented poem on lacking papers and love. Click play and follow along. Love me despite the many times I cry. Wrapped up in salty seas. I cannot swim. Choking on thick gooey insecurity and vulnerability. Love me even when I fail. Because of requirements Rejected from jobs, internships, […]

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Apr 12

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Rusty Chains

For National Coming Out of the Shadows Week I decided to come out through poetry. Here is the audio and below is the written version. I hope you like it. Press play on the audio and follow along [= Rusty Chains By: Angy opening the squeaky door I find my mother sitting there bent over […]

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Dreaming Without Borders

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Apr 12

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Dreaming Without Borders 7/7

Tania Poetry Rising Presents… Dreaming Without Borders Join us for a night of poetry, spoken word and music. Regardless of any identities or immigration status, all are welcome! When: July 7, 2012 from 6pm-9pm Where: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe located at 236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009 Why: The donations raised will go […]

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