People most affected are at the forefront and we bring our whole selves to the work.
United We Dream is committed to ensuring that people who are, have been, or will be directly impacted by the immigrant experience are at the forefront of decision-making and throughout UWD. We may be farthest from the conventional levers of power but we are closest to the problems, and we are most able to create truly transformative solutions based in an intersectional analysis and the beauty and power of our whole selves. Youth, womxn, and LGBTQ people from different ethnicities are at the core of our work.
- Youth: Although UWD advocates for the immigrant community at large, immigrant youth are at the center of making decisions and guiding our work.
- Womxn: UWD is a space for womxn to be who we they want to be and grow as organizers, leaders, and human beings without having to deal with sexism and oppression due to gender identity. We are committed to addressing sexism and misogyny in our organization and communities.
- LGBTQ UWD is a space for immigrant youth who identified as, gay, bi, lesbian, transgender, two-spirit and queer people where they can be themselves and grow as organizers, leaders, and human beings. We know that LGBTQ people, especially transgender womxn of color, face the brunt of oppressive systems and are committed to address homophobia and transphobia in our own communities and in the broader society.
- Multi-ethnic:UWD does not only advocate and organize among Latinx immigrant communities. We know that immigration is not a Latinx issue and that it affects many different communities that also make up UWD. We are committed to building a multi-ethnic movement inclusive of all immigrant communities.
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