The Southwest Suburban Immigrant Challenge will maintain its ninth annual “Day of the Immigrant” on Saturday, Sept. 21, on the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Middle.
Rising in attendance yearly, the favored competition brings collectively immigrant communities throughout Will and DuPage counties, and is predicted to carry over 15,000 attendees this yr. The “Day of the Immigrant” is designed to empower the voices of immigrant communities.
This yr’s occasions will concentrate on citizenship and the Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals program in anticipation of the Supreme Court docket listening to oral arguments on Nov. 12 in a case difficult the Trump Administration’s resolution to roll again DACA.
For the primary time within the competition’s historical past, “Day of the Immigrant” will proudly host a Citizenship and DACA Renewal workshop in partnership with Household Focus Aurora by way of the New People Initiative.
Moreover, the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Challenge will current three scholarships to native immigrant youth by way of the annual Constructing the World We Want Fund, sponsored this yr by Bolingbrook Financial institution & Belief, Giamanco Legislation Companions, Blue Inexperienced Cleansing Companies, and 12 5 Capital.
The competition additionally will characteristic native, state and federal dignitaries, enterprise leaders, religion companions, DACA and different neighborhood testimonials, adopted by musical leisure by native Mariachi Juvenil Estampas de America, the Nationwide Folkloric Ballet of Milwaukee, and stellar world-renowned musical teams Los Guardianes del Amor, Los Cadetes de Linares and La Sonora Dinamita de Colombia. Different particular company embody activist Caesar Vargas, a member of the U.S. army and New York’s first undocumented lawyer.
The Southwest Suburban Immigrant Challenge served 3,800 households within the final yr, by way of citizenship, DACA, Know Your Rights, dad or mum engagement, youth growth, authorized consultations, management growth, and advocacy. “Day of the Immigrant” is its largest neighborhood occasion of the yr, and vital data on Know Your Rights, DACA, the Census 2020, changing into a U.S. citizen, and entry to varsity for first-generation and undocumented college students will probably be offered. Keynote speaker and confirmed elected officers coming quickly.
The ninth annual “Day of the Immigrant” is proudly sponsored by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, Su Familia Actual Property, and powered by WeatherTech.
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