News and Perspectives
Wednesday, February 14, 8 am - 4 pm, Wiley Hall, U of M West Bank
The Love Project: Love Letters to LGBTQIA, Women, People with Disabilities, People of Color, Immigrants and Muslims on University of Minnesota Campus.
It was a tumultuous week in Washington D.C. with no bill to protect Dreamers.
After the government shutdown last weekend, it was reported that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) offered the president $25 million for a border wall in exchange for a bill to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and Democratic votes to fund the government. Yesterday Politico reported Schumer pulled the offer since those negotiations fell apart.
Join the Immigration Response Team on Friday, Jan. 26 at noon to watch Without Papers followed by an informal discussion about the documentary (and the immigration debate happening this week in Congress). This half-hour film explores what it is like to be a Dreamer, a young adult brought to the United States as a child.
Without Papers (run time: 36 minutes)
After a successful first semester, a University of Minnesota hunger relief program is hoping to carry its momentum into the spring.
Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit that allows University students to donate up to 10 unused dining hall meal swipes to food-insecure students, concluded a semester of testing and planning.
Now, plans are being put into place for a second donation drive during spring semester.