A Wake-Up Call Latino Youth Speak Out About Arizona SB 1070


A Wake-Up Call: Latino Youth Speak Out About Arizona SB 1070 , is a short publication summarizing the outcome of a forum held during the Lideres Summit at the NCLR 2010 Annual Conference with 150 Latino youth leaders about Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. The publication is a summary of the major themes that emerged from the discussion. Youth at the forum spoke about the impact that anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies and anti-Latino sentiment have on their everyday lives. The youth spoke about their worries for family and friends, their alarm over racial profiling and discrimination, and growing concern over the breakdown of the American values of equality and respect for diversity. They also spoke about their resolve to overcome these challenges by taking action and getting more engaged in their communities.


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