Welcome to the first post in the “10 Ways to Support Immigrants and Refugees” series!
“Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.”– Robert Green Ingersoll
#10: Educate Yourself
Although immigration and refugee crises do not directly affect all of us, they impact the people in our neighborhoods and our communities as a whole. Immigrants and refugees contribute greatly to the U.S. economy, and they account for 13.7% of the U.S. population, as of 2020.
In order to address issues that impact immigrants in our communities and worldwide, we must educate ourselves. This can be a challenge with all of the information that is constantly thrown at us through social media. It can feel overwhelming to stay informed of all the issues facing our communities in this day and age. We can make it easier on ourselves by choosing to incorporate reliable sources into our social media feeds and media consumption.
The following are examples of ways to stay informed that can be incorporated into the media that you already consume:
- Subscribe to newsletters such as the Immigrants Rising emails
- Follow @latinlive and @immigrantsrising on Instagram
- Watch A Three Minute Hug and Living Undocumented on Netflix’
- Watch PBS’ Latino Americans Series, available on PBS.org
How do you stay updated on issues affecting immigrants and refugees in your community and across the globe? Let us know on our social media!
– Annaliese Fowler, Puente CI Data Analyst