It’s a party with a purpose: to get people to apply for DACA!
Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
at Impact Hub San Francisco, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco, CAAteendees must RSVP through Eventbrite: http://tinyurl.com/
What’s a DACA-thon?
It’s like a Hackathon, except that instead of teams working to come up with a tech solution (like an app), we’ll be coming up with a communications/ social media campaign to get more Bay Area residents to apply for DACA. The winning team will get a prize and the winning campaign will help more Bay Area residents access the benefits of DACA!
Participants can be DACA recipients themselves, other undocumented immigrants, or their allies — anyone interested
in immigrant rights or social media / communications.
What is DACA?
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a federal program launched in 2012 that has helped undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children gain access to a work permit and protection from deportation.
Only 62% of eligible Californians have applied for DACA.
That means many DACA-eligible immigrants are not accessing its benefits.(These include freedom from fear of deportation, getting a better job, having an ID to go to nightclubs, etc.)
Create a social media communications campaign to encourage eligible undocumented immigrants who live, work or go to school in San Francisco to apply for DACA.
How much does it cost?
It’s free! (Plus free food provided.)
What you need to bring:
Just yourself (and any friends or colleagues if you’d like)!
If you have a laptop or a smart phone, feel free to bring it along, but it’s not necessary.
You don’t need to do any homework. We’ll give you all the info you need!
Ju Hong, Outreach Coordinator, National AAPI DACA Collaborative
New America Media, in collaboration with the San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (SFOCEIA), ASPIRE, API Legal Outreach, CARECEN, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), Fwd.us, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), and International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)
For more information:
Contact Elena Shore, New America Media at firstname.lastname@example.org