Q&A: 18 and DACAmented

For this 360 video, Lakshmi Sarah interviewed DACA recipient and Rise Up: Be Heard fellow Berania Barraza about the challenges she experienced growing up undocumented, the anxiety of being DACAmented, and her hope for a more secure future. The text interview has been edited for length and clarity. 


DACA Recipients Speak Out

Rise Up: Be Heard reporters interviewed DACA recipients in the Central Valley and Los Angeles, in the wake of Trump Administration’s announcement on September 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will end in six months. Roughly 800,000 people have benefited from DACA, which provides a shield from…

Rapper Common Shines a Light on Mass Incarceration at Free Concert in Sacramento, CA

Hip hop artists Common and J-Cole headlined a free concert at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento, CA on August 21st, dubbed “Imagine Justice.” The concert, which drew tens of thousands, was organized to raise awareness about the impact of mass incarceration in communities of color. For Common, the concert came on the…