On MLK day, hotpot! members joined together with people from across the city of Philadelphia to march in support of immigrant rights as human rights. Arch Street Ministries were filled with people bundled against the cold and ready to listen to speakers from across Philadelphia. Speakers included representatives from Asian Student Association of Philadelphia, Dream Activists PA, Media Mobilizing Project, Juntos and One Love Movement. After learning about how policies are affecting individuals and entire communities across Philadelphia, the crowd moved outside and marched together up Broad Street. Unity was the theme and I felt it move through the crowd, even though policies are affecting communities in different way, we can unite and support each other in our rights to recognize each others humanity and basic human rights. We chanted together and I know I felt warmer walking beside other hotpot! members and allies.
hotpot! is still working on immigration issues, especially the how immigration policies affect our LGBTQ community. If you’d like to be part of our upcoming LGBTQ immigration community meeting please contact firstname.lastname@example.org