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Waking Dream is a series of short documentary films exploring the lives of young undocumented people in the U.S. who have DACA permits.
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Waking Dream Ep2 is out and series launch party!

Posted by Theo Rigby (Creator)
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Hi all!

We had an amazing launch event of Waking Dream last week, and have had a lot of traction around the first episode on social channels and online with strategic partners.

Episode 2 just rolled out today and you can watch it here!

Marisol Camacho: Featured in Episode 2 of Waking Dream
Marisol Camacho: Featured in Episode 2 of Waking Dream

In this episode we meet Steve and Marisol, both of which have experienced family separation, detention, and deal with the fear being deported on a a daily basis.

Please share this episode widely and you can use the sample language below to post:

"Being young and undocumented in the U.S. means facing the fear of deportation. Marisol, Steve, and Dilan each recall the pain of seeing their families separated. Watch Ep 2 of @iNationProject #WakingDream: http://bit.ly/WDream2"

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We had an amazing launch party for Waking Dream!

Waking Dream Launch event
Waking Dream Launch event

Last Tuesday, November 13th, over 200 people came out for the launch screening of Waking Dream at the Grey Area Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco. Participants Steve Li and Dilan Pedraza, both featured in Waking Dream, joined Mayra Yoana Jaimes Peña and Director Theo Rigby in an intimate panel discussion moderated by Kathy Gin, Executive Director of Immigrants Rising. We created a live mural titled 'Immigrant Stories Matter!', ate pupusas, tamales, lumpia, and had a beautiful launch event celebrating Waking Dream and the local immigrant community in San Francisco.

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Strategic Partner of the Week: New American Economy

As Waking Dream rolls out, we are launching an impact campaign that engages National strategic partners, as well as regional and local organizations, that will use Waking Dream as a platform to create powerful conversations in communities across the country.

One of our National strategic partners is New American Economy (NAE), who will bring Waking Dream and our accompanying resources to their members and partners, creating opportunities to bring the series to communities in Red and Purple states across the country. NAE makes the economic case for immigration through data-driven research, organizing champions at the grassroots level to build support for immigration, and partnering with state and local leaders that advocate for policies that recognize the value immigrants contribute to our economy and country. NAE created a 'Cities Index' where you can see how Immigrants have contributed to your area, check out the Cities Index HERE.

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