Lehman College DREAM Team Hosts
Coming Out Of The Shadows: Undocumented, Unafraid,
And Unapologetic March 16
BRONX, NY—The Lehman College DREAM Team will host “Coming out of the Shadows” on March 16 on the College’s South Field. The event will feature documented and undocumented students, sharing their stories, poems, and other forms of self-expression, in support of undocumented students across the nation. The event will be held from 3–5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The event takes place during “Coming out the Shadows Week,” when undocumented students throughout the country are going to put aside their deepest fears and share their stories about the challenges they have faced because of their status.
“It is of great significance that these stories are interchanged, for they allow undocumented students to realize that they are not alone, and that in their path, they have many allies besides them,” said upper junior student Christopher Chavez, president of the Lehman College D.R.E.A.M. Team. “In doing so, we hope that we can move forward and educate others about undocumented students and the DREAM Act.”
The D.R.E.A.M. TEAM was formed by a group of students to create a space for people who are or support undocumented students, and provide them with information, resources, as well as emotional support. DREAM TEAM supports a bill called DREAM Act and will try to inform people who are unaware about the issue that these undocumented students face everyday.