In March, hundreds of young adults came together virtually at Spring Lobby Weekend to lobby for Congress to finally pass legislation that addresses police violence. But our work is far from over. We know that systems of racism and structural injustice are directly related to and intersect with racial justice, immigrant justice, and so many other parts of our lives.
To learn more about intersectionality in advocacy, we had a great conversation with Haddy Gassama, policy and advocacy coordinator at the UndocuBlack Network, and Marisa Sonet, program assistant for immigration and refugee policy at FCNL.
During the discussion, we went over the ways in which racism, sexism, classism, and other structural inequalities intersect in the public policy and advocacy world.
We also took action together by sending emails to our lawmakers, asking them to pass legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
If you couldn’t join us, we encourage you to send a message of your own using this link. Please add a few sentences in your voice and put your intersectional advocacy skills to practice!