What we do
On September 5th, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA program. This created expiration dates for 800,000 recipients of the program, who were suddenly having to deal with the very real possibility of deportation from the country they call their home.
We the Dreamers is an autonomous, undocumented-led group that was created by eight friends in order to bring to light the undocumented narrative. On December 1st, we hosted our first event We the Dreamers: An Art Show to Defend DACA. It was a sold out two-day show with over 700 attendees, 50+ participating Portland-area businesses, and just over $16,000 in donations. Those donations were given to three organizations on the national, state, and local level (respectively): United We Dream, Oregon DACA Coalition, and Pueblo Unido.
We the Dreamers aims to put on events in which we incorporate art and the undocumented narrative.
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