• Maria Huerta: trabajadora de hogar. Making the Invisible Visible

     

    Maria Huerta es una trabajadora de hogar de la organización Mujeres Unidas y Activas en California, participando en la jornada por la justicia para hacer visible la humanidad de los trabajadores migrantes quienes están en el país exigiendo sus derechos.

    Maria Huerta is a domestic worker from Mujeres Unidas y Activas en California participating in the No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice to make visible migrants workers struggling to assert their rights in this country.

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  • Fearless and Speaking for Ourselves

    Fearless and Speaking for Ourselves

    Yesterday was one of the most important days of my life. It gave me the opportunity to speak to the people who are directly hurting our community. I, and three of my fellow No Papers No Fear riders - Mari Cruz Jimenez, Maria Huerta, and Jose Mangandi - stood up during the testimony of Kris Kobach, the author of SB 1070, while he was addressing the United States Commission on Civil Rights, testifying on the effects of state immigration laws. He was sitting at the table like an expert, when we know there is no one who knows the effects of immigration laws in our communities better than undocumented immigrants. We had not been included as part of the group to testify, so we stood up, uninvited, and told our stories.

     

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  • Eleazar: Para abrir las puertas que le han sido cerradas

     

    Eleazar Castellanos es padre jornalero de Arizona quien subió a la jornada de la justicia porque juntos podemos lograr algo mejor por nosotros y nuestros hijos. Después de ver que su hija no podría seguir estudiando en la universidad y después de perder su propio trabajo por las leyes de Arizona, decidió hacer algo mas para abrir las puertas que le han sido cerradas.

    Eleazar is a father and day laborer who is on the No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice because together we can accomplish something larger. After seeing his daughter unable to continue her studies and after losing his own job because of the laws in Arizona, he decided to be part of the journey to open the doors that have become closed to him and his community.

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  • Chela: For the Undocumented, Freedom is not Free

     

    A poem by rider, Isela Meraz

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  • Juan Jose Mangandi: Our Best Kept Secret is Our Own Community's Strength

     

     

    Juan Jose Mangandi is an artist and playwright who works as a day laborer in California.  He joined the no papers no fear ride for justice to confront rejection and inspire pride within the migrant community.
     
    Juan Jose Mangandi es un artista, escritor de teatro y trabaja como jornalero en California. Participa en la jornada por la justicia para confrontar el desprecio de los migrantes y inspirar orgullo dentro la misma comunidad.
     
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  • Yovany Diaz: The Undocubus Gives Me the Strength to be a Humanitarian

     

    Yovany Diaz is a member of GUYA, the Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance and is joining the no papers no fear ride for justice for his mom, his community, and to fight for education in a state that has banned undocumented youth from its universities.

    Yovany Diaz, miembro de la alianza de jovenes indocumentados de Georgia se une con la jornada por la justicia por su madre, su comunidad, y para luchar para una educacion en un estado que ha cerrado las puertas de sus universidades a estudiantes indocumentados.

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  • Memphis no tiene miedo. Memphis has no fear.

     

     

    In Memphis, TN the No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice welcomed three new riders onto the bus and was greeted by the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition with a cultural celebration of theater, art, and poetry to raise our voices and our spirits and let the world know that in Memphis, people are losing their fear.

     
    En Memphis recibimos tres nuevos participantes en la jornada por la justicia y participamos en una celebración cultural con TIRRC. Con arte, teatro, y poesía levantamos nuestras voces y dijimos que en Memphis la gente está perdiendo el miedo.
     
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  • New Orleans: Man-made Disasters and Borders

     

     

     

    The Congress of Day Laborers and Stand with Dignity gave a tour of New Orleans to the No Papers No Fear riders to understand the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    El Congreso de Jornaleros y Stand with Dignity dió una gira de New Orleans para los participantes de la jornada por la justicia para entender la ciudad en el contexto de lo que ha sucedido después de la huracán katrina.

    Filmed by Perla Farias
    Sound by Jorge Torres
    Edited by Jorge Torres, Barni Qaasim and Perla Farias

     

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  • Justicia para los 32 del Sur, Winning Joaquin's Case



    In New Orleans the No Papers No Fear riders rallied with Joaquin and the other day laborers who make up the Southern 32, people facing deportation for defending their civil rights. At the court hearing, the judge recommended Joaquin's case be closed because ICE had not proven itself. Now the Southern 32 are fighting to close the rest of the cases.

    En nueva orleans, la jornada por la justicia participaron en una manifestación para apoyar a Joaquin, uno de los 32 del sur quienes están en proceso de deportación solo por defender sus derechos civiles. A su juicio, el juez recomendó que cierre el caso de Joaquin. Ahora, están luchando para cerrar todos los casos.

    More information on the Southern 32 at makejusticereal.org and on the No Papers No Fear ride at nopapersnofear.org

    Film by Perla Farias
    Audio by Jorge Torres
    Edited by Jorge Torres

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  • Mujeres en pié de lucha enfrentan al alguacil de Nueva Orleans

    El alguacil de Orleans Parish ha sido un colaborador con la migra en detener la gente en su carcel. La jornada por la justicia manifestaba en apoyo de mujeres en Nueva Orleans como Delmy quienes están defendiendo sus derechos civiles y luchando para mantener sus familias unidas. Juntaron con la esposa de alguacil Gusman para exigir que él cancela su colaboración con ICE y rechazan detener la gente cuando ICE pide.
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    The Sheriff of Orleans Parish has colaborated with ICE to detain people in his jails for extra time at immigration enforcement's request. The ride for justice joined a demonstration with New Orleans women like Delmy who have been in his jails and are organizing to defend their civil rights and to keep their families together. They met with Sheriff Gusman's wife and demanded the Sheriff reject ICE hold requests when they ask him to detain people for extra time.

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