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June 2013 eNewsletter

In this issue: we celebrate Pride and wait for the Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality, immigration rights, and the voting act. We talk about our own immigration stories, experiences with marriage equality organizing, and the importance of voting rights. Plus, we welcome our new Pride Fellow.

This month marks the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the anticipated decisions from the Supreme Court on marriage equality, immigration rights and voting rights. 

In this eNews, our staff share our first, second, third, and nth generation immigration stories; and we explore the voting rights, citizenship and the 14th amendment in a new film, 14. This month we welcome Kawana, our new intern.

Happy Pride!

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Rosa Yadira Ortiz
Development and Communications Manager

Our Immigration Stories and Why We Do this Work

Nancy, Aimee, & Jen at May Day RallyCynthia interviews the Center's staff about our own immigration stories. In thinking about her own story, Aimee says "You keep trying to stand up and catch your breath; another wave comes and knocks you down. There is a sense of never being still.Read more...

Who is an American?

still of 14 trailerWe ask the question of who is deemed an American and the impact this has on everything from racial profiling to immigration to same-sex marriage. Kelley shares more information on our sponsored project the movie “14: From Dred Scott to Jessica Lopez" that focuses on the historical fight to access basic democracy and today's current debate on voting rights.  Read more...

Meet Our Pride Fellow

Kawana S. BullockThis month we welcome Kawana S. Bullock, our Pride Foundation Fellow. A forever New Yorker, Kawana is a firm believer in utilizing the arts as a catalyst for social change, is a guest blogger for dapperQ, and is helping organize BUTCH Voices Conference. Read more about Kawana on our staff page. 

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