Summer Journey Blog!

Keith Beauchamp

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Always time for more learning! Class 22 turns a pizza joint into a classroom to learn from Keith Beauchamp, an award-winning filmmaker whose investigative filmmaking has shed new light onto the Emmett Till murder case.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Ben Ndugga-Kabuye of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration explains why “Black people live in a world that doesn’t see them as human”.

Immigration is a topic that can inspire a number of different conversations. In this talk, Ben went on to explain some of the battles that people can face when living as an immigrant.

For example, a large number of immigrants are sometimes denied vital benefits.

In the US, when someone applies or petitions for immigrant benefits, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) assesses eligibility. In some cases, part of that process includes collecting biographical information.

Until early 2017, form g-325a was used to assess biographical information. Today, applicants and petitions no longer have to complete this form when filing for immigrant benefits.

Although form g-325a is no longer used for immigration applications or petitions, understanding its previous uses can help people to understand the types of information that the USCIS can request to determine eligibility for certain immigrant benefits. For more information about immigrant benefits, head to the Nova Credit website.

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Jamal Joseph and IMPACT

May the chains that keep us in bondage transform into a chain of kinship that lifts all our voices. And let that chain be unbroken. #OUDC22 was lucky to be inspired by the joy and passion of Jamal Joseph (a former Black Panther and author of Panther Baby) and the students of IMPACT Rep Theater, an incredible justice-based arts program.

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Masjid Malcolm Shabazz

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Brother Mujib Manaan speaks with #OUDC22 on the history of Masjid Malcolm Shabazz, originally founded by Malcolm X as the Nation of Islam’s Temple #7. The students participated in Jum’uah, the Friday midday call to prayer.