Building Power in Immigrant Communities

The immigrant population in Diegos community continuously suffers from political and corporate criminalization, scapegoating, and the lack of knowledge about their rights. In response, he has designed a Bluperint project that would help immigrants in his community become educated on their rights as undocumented individuals and empowered through grassroots organizing, alliance building, and unity. Diego conducted Know Your Rights trainings targeting local churches and high schools and engaged participants in community organizing and leadership development work. It is Diegos hope that by raising awareness and providing the adequate resources, undocumented individuals will live in a community free of fear and students with a passion to further their knowledge will be able to pursue post-secondary education.