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Grass Valley, Calif. April 21, 2017 – Indivisible Women Nevada County (IWNC), recognized as one of the larger Indivisible groups in the Nation with over 2,700 local members, is hosting their next monthly Gather-Up on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at The Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley.
IWNC is excited to feature Dreamer and college student, Doris Romero. Born in El Salvador, Romero immigrated to Auburn, CA with her parents when she was five years old. She is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which offers renewable two-year deferred action from deportation but Romero now fears the risk of deportation under the Trump administration. Undocumented students are often called “Dreamers,” The federal Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, would provide acitizenship path to undocumented students who meet a series of requirements. Romero has been speaking up at local town hall events with her friend, Tomas Evangelista.
The Gather-Up will also include interactive talks presented by Indivisible Women Immigration Team members, Bren Pereira and Cris Mulvey and the Racial Justice team will discuss, Owning Privilege and Stepping into the Role of Ally with Bonnie Stewart and Phoenix Kuzara. Also included in the line up is a presentation by youth of Indivisible Families in addition to IWNC updates & overview with founders, Barb DeHart, Marilyn Nyborg and Elisa Parker and other members of the IWNC Leadership Team plus music with Maniko Dru Dadigan and the I Won’t Be Quiet Choir and networking. IWNC interest teams will be on-site to share more information and how community members can get involved and the Nourish to Flourish Team will share tips and tools on how to take care of yourself.
This women’s only group is inspired by the Indivisible Guide, an activist guideline created by Congressional staffers who recommend successful tactics to create political change. In only a few weeks, the Indivisible movement now has almost 6,000 active groups with at least two in every Congressional district in America.
The meeting is free and open to all women of all levels of interest. IWNC encourages accessible activism and to show up wherever you are. Given that 600 women were in attendance at the last IWNC Gather-Up, attendees are advised to arrive early.