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Letter Writing in Solidarity: DACA & Detroit Mercy Students

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February 16, 2018

4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Writing Center, Room 131, Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building, McNichols Campus

Join the Detroit Mercy Writing Center (TWC) for an email/letter-writing event where we will gather together to learn a little more about the legal implications of the recent DACA decision, especially as it impacts Detroit Mercy students. We will create a supportive space for individuals to compose and share their thoughts on DACA with the community in attendance and with their congressional representatives in email/letter form.

The Writing Center’s writing consultants will be on hand to proofread letters, and for those messages that cannot be sent by email, we will print the letters and mail them to their respective congressional recipients.

While this event is primarily concerned with writing communications in support of continuing DACA, we invite the university community to come and write any letter of his or her choice as the exercise of our free speech is important and necessary.

What to bring to the Event: If possible, the names of your congressional representatives or other entities to which you want to write your letter. Participants are invited to bring their laptops and any handwritten drafts (if available). An internet-ready computer lab will be available for those who do not have a laptop. Participants can compose their letters upon arrival. We ask that participants keep an open mind to learning more about DACA and its impact on students at Detroit Mercy and maintain a willingness to respect the civil rights of all in attendance.

This event is FREE but RSVP is requested by Wednesday, Feb. 14 to help us plan for food.

This event is paid for, in part, by The University of Detroit Mercy's Mission Micro Grant that was received by TWC, and the event is co-sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy College of Liberal Arts & Education and Detroit Mercy University Ministry.

RSVP: Unnecessary

Contact: Cindy Spires, coordinator, The Writing Center
Email: spirescc@udmercy.edu
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