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Episode 02: "Dreamers and the Dream"

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On the weekend we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we will make connections between the dream he dreamt for the United States and the dreams of the Dreamers -- undocumented youth and young adults who came to the US as minors with their parents and are denied access to opportunities based on their immigration status. Among our guest will be Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez, a member of the Arlington (VA) County School Board and the founder of the Dream Project, which provides opportunities and scholarships for promising immigrant students, particularly those who would benefit from the passage of the DREAM Act. Defeated in the House of Representatives last winter, the DREAM Act would have provided a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers through going to college or serving in the military.

The host of *The Journey Toward Phoenix* is Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith, one of three ministers serving the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. He is a member of both the Resources "Brain Trust" and the Program Development Group for Justice General Assembly (GA) 2012.

*The Journey Toward Phoenix* is a weekly radio blog intended to inform, inspire and entertain those who are attending or may attend Justice GA 2012, and to create a national dialogue about what Unitarian Universalists are doing in their local communities relative to the UUA theme of "Immigration as a Moral Issue".

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