Alianza Americas wrote -
In these difficult times, we need your help and support more than ever. We are fighting hate and xenophobia by promoting unity and love.
We have seen a wave of hate and bigotry spread throughout our nation and our children are at the center of the storm. Children are the most vulnerable members of our society and sadly, many have had to experience hate and discrimination at a very early age.
We are combatting hate and xenophobia through our SOMOS/WE ARE initiative. SOMOS/WE ARE is a collaborative initiative developed by Alianza Americas and its members and allies, using art and other cultural expressions as a powerful counter-narrative to the negative and misguided rhetoric about immigrants. Through SOMOS/WE ARE, immigrant children across the country use story-telling to tell their own, real stories and those of their communities.
We can't wait to see if all those hate-filled promises will be realized. We must act now to protect children and their families against hate by promoting and uplifting positive message of love and unity. And we ask you to stand with us to denounce hate and xenophobia.
This is a difficult time for all those who believe that this nation is better and stronger when we work together and embrace the stranger. For immigrant children and families, however, the wave of hatred unleashed by the elections has implications that are far more personal and direct.
As one leader from Boston commented, "the community can't wait."
We urge you to stand with us against hate so that together we can make a difference in the lives of immigrant children and families. Our families need to know that they are not alone and that they have a strong community behind them especially during these difficult times.
There are two ways you can help.
1) You can offer a one time donation here, or,
2) You can become an Individual Member of Alianza Americas and enroll to become a monthly donor.
Your help will go a long way to help us keep these programs running in member cities across the nation and more improtantly, to help us continue uplifting positive messages of love, unity and inclusion - with programs such as SOMOS - across our nation.