MoState Defends DACA: A Walkout of Solidarity
On September 5th, the Trump administration announced its plans to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that defers deportation for 800,000 undocumented young persons brought here as children. This program grants work permits, educational opportunity, and the ability to live without fear).
We, as Missouri State University students, staff, and faculty recognize that ending DACA is in direct violation of our 3 Pillars of Public Affairs. Therefore, we can not in good conscience stay silent in the face of such a horrific lack of empathy. Because of this, on Friday, September 8th at noon, concerned students, staff, and faculty will stage a walkout and silently walk to the amphitheater outside of Strong Hall. There we will hear from the President of UNO (Uniedo Nuestros Orígenes) and James Moore, President of MSU College Democrats who started the student coalition (with UNO, MSU NAACP, and MSU College Dems) to urge university administration to take concrete actions towards protecting our undocumented and DACA students. We will sign letters demanding our senators support DACA recipients, we will send faxes to our senators via Resistbot, and stand in solidarity with those affected.
Wear orange in support and as a way of recognizing classmates who are also participating in this action. Signs are encouraged but not necessary.
ALSO: Non Missouri State students are welcome and encouraged to attend.