What is UndocuWeek?
A month-long series of events through the DREAMER’s Initiative in the Inclusive Excellence Center at UW-Milwaukee. UndocuWeek is held every year to celebrate and recognize achievements by undocumented individuals.
UndocuWeek Presents: BAMBADJAN BAMBA
Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Door open at 6:30pm
UWM Wisconsin Room
UWM welcomes Bambadjan Bamba, an actor and immigrant rights activist. He has worked in prominent roles on numerous hit television shows like “The Good Place,” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and in blockbuster films like “Black Panther,” and “Suicide Squad.”
In 2017 Bambadjan publicly disclosed that he was a recipient of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) that is in danger of being terminated. Ever since Bambadjan has used his inspirational story to change the conversation around immigration appearing on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, TMZ and many more news outlets. #standwithBamba is an advocacy campaign founded by Bambadjan to raise awareness about the immigrant experience in the entertainment industry and the hurdles that Black undocumented people face in America’s failing immigration system. Bambadjan is also a contributor in the New York Times bestseller “American Like Me: Reflections on life between cultures” by award winning actress America Ferrera. He is also the recipient of the Courageous Advocate Award from the ACLU and the Courageous Luminary award from NILC (National Immigration Law Center).
This event is free and open to the public
ART BEYOND BORDERS GALLERY
Thursday, April 18th at 6:00pm – 10:00pm
UWM Wisconsin Room Lounge
The ART BEYOND BORDERS exhibit showcases local undocumented artists’ artwork and gives you a glimpse into the expereinces, successes, and resilience of the undocuemnted community. Artwork by the featured undocumented artits and allies will be available for purchase online. A percentage of sales will go towards a scholarship for undocumented students at UW-Milwaukee. Please join us in supporting our undocumented community! For more information please visit our facebook page.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 414-229-7234 or email email@example.com. Sponsored by Milwaukee’s First Student Organization, Inclusive Excellence Center, Distinguished Lecture Series, Black Cultural Center, C.A.B., and Sociocultural Programming.
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