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Latino Memphis and the DACA March

On Saturday, August 19th, 2017, under the leadership of Latino Memphis, a Memphis-based non-profit organization instituted to serve the Latinx community, local leaders and community members stood together in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Mauricio Calvo, the executive director of Latino Memphis, Gina John, the organization’s advocacy coordinator, and other members of the staff planned for the event to begin at the National Civil Rights Museum at 5 PM and to end at 7 PM at Handy Park on Beale Street.

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The official flyer for the event (above) was disseminated via electronic means, being uploaded and shared on the organization’s Facebook and Instagram sites.

 

 

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Sign in Support of DACA

 

 

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Crowd marches down Beale Street

 

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A crowd gathers to listen to local high school students discuss experiences as DACA recipients

 

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Crowd prepares to march in support of DACA
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Latino Memphis employee leads chant
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Local high school DACA recipients protest
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Father and son march
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Protestors hold signs on Beale
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Protestor holds sign in support of DACA