On Saturday, Apr. 2, Merced Autonomous Brown Berets hosted a caravan march and a protest to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and LGBTQIA+ farmers, street vendors, and essential workers who have been the most negatively impacted by COVID-19.
We left crumbled governments only to experience what seems like downfall of yet another one, the difference is that we still have a chance to put a stop to the course.
Immigrants have greatly contributed to the success of this country since it was founded, and the majority of DACA recipients continue to do so. They've become a scapegoat to hate, just like many other minorities have become in the past. Do not let us be divided.
I was told this trip would be a once in a lifetime opportunity, but I never imagined it would make a huge impact on my life, allowing me find confidence in who I am and fueling me to become a champion for equal rights.