Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Working in the Community

For over a year and a half, I have worked with undocumented youth and families in partnership with Juntos, a Latino immigrant community-led organization fighting for human rights as Immigrants, parents, youth, and workers. I have been collecting audio stories from undocumented families that reveal the moment their loved ones were deported and how their lives changed before and after deportation.

In the summer, I led a workshop and created with the participants several messages to fight for the closure of the Berks Detention Center in Reading, Pa. Juntos is currently fighting to close the Berks Detention Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, where many families are held as they await deportation proceedings. Juntos believes that the imprisonment of children is inhumane and illegal, and can cause long term trauma to the children and their families. They fight to end the criminalization, detention and deportation of the Latino immigrant community.

Here are some images from the interviews and workshops with community members.

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