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S.W.E.R. (Students Working for Equal Rights) fundraiser at MDC North Campus

On February 24,2010 in the Miami-Dade College North Campus, S.W.E.R. (Students Working for Equal Rights) will be showing the award-winning film "Under the Same Moon" at 12:00pm, This is a film that demonstrates the struggle of a boy living in Mexico that crosses the Mexican/US Border to reunite with his mother.

The event is a fundraiser for S.W.E.R. and the Trail of Dreams so they are asking for a $1 entrance fee. Refreshments will also be for sale and donations are accepted.

Trail of Dreams is composed of four students from Florida, Felipe Matos, Gaby Pacheco, Carlos Roa, and Juan Rodriguez , who have set off on a journey from Miami to Washington, D.C. They were brought to the United States by their families when they were young but because of their immigration status, they’ve spent their childhoods in fear and hiding, unable to achieve their full potential. They walk in order to share their stories and to call on leaders to fix the system that forces people like them into the shadows, stripping them of the opportunity to participate meaningfully in society.

S.W.E.R. is an organization founded by undocumented immigrant youth who work to create possibilities and raise awareness in their communities about social justice and equal access to education, satisfying the needs of all individuals with a passion to further their knowledge, by means of grassroots organizing, political education, alliance building, nonviolent direct action and civic engagement. The values that inspire their action are personal growth, youth leadership, and achieving justice and equality through the power of solidarity.

This event will be held in the MDC North Campus Cafeteria (building 4) in the “quiet dining room”. MDC North Campus is located at 11380 NW 27 AV Miami, FL 33167.

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