Ahead of Midterm Elections, 1,500 Immigrant Youth & Progressive Leaders Will Gather in Miami for United We Dream’s Congress

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The historic bi-annual event is the largest gathering of undocumented youth leaders coming together to strategize for the future and declare that we are #HeretoStay!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Miami, Florida – This week, nearly 1,500 immigrant youth, families and allies from across the country will convene in Miami for the largest gathering of undocumented youth organized by United We Dream (UWD).

The 2018 United We Dream Congress will be held at the Miami Airport Convention Center from October 5 to 7. This year’s Congress is especially significant and meaningful as UWD marks its 10th Anniversary of empowering immigrant youth and families through organizing and advocacy efforts to ensure all immigrants and people of color can live without fear and thrive.  

Over the past decade, UWD has advanced the immigrants’ rights and progressive movement by winning concrete changes in policy like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leading the campaign for the Dream Act, and most recently, fighting against Trump’s hateful and racists attacks on immigrants and other marginalized communities.

United We Dream’s 2016 Congress in Houston, Texas

This three-day gathering will focus on building community, strengthening organizing and leadership skills, and tackling intersectional issues of common concern for immigrants, people of color, women and the LGBTQ community.

Exactly a month before the midterm elections, Miami will be a key area to harness the organizing and civic engagement power of immigrant youth as we look to support progressive wins in Florida.

Speakers and guests will include United We Dream leaders throughout the years, several prominent progressive and movement leaders who are actively shaping the national agenda and the future of politics in this country.

DETAILS OF CONGRESS

Who: Nearly 1,500 immigrant youth leaders and allies from across the United States

What: United We Dream National Congress

When: Friday, October 5th to Sunday, October 7th

Where: Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, FL

*Media Credentials: A limited number of media credentials are available for sessions open to press. To request credentials or interviews, contact Marlene Peralta.

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 500,000 members, five branches with over 100 affiliate organizations across 28 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org.