The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights will be hosting their first ever New York virtual event to support the organization’s work with unaccompanied and separated immigrant children, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 06:00pm ET. “Be A Waymaker” will consist of performers, authors, storytellers, and speakers, as well as an online auction that is now taking place. Auction items include art, autographed bundle books, and unique prints.
Joining the event is comedian, director, producer, writer, and Broad City actress Ilana Glazer; Singer-Songwriter Ximena Sariñana; Award-Winning Author Isabel Allende; Award-Winning Author Maaza Mengiste; Award-Winning Author Valeria Luiselli; Artist Nicolas V. Sanchez; Storyteller Nestor Gomez; Young Center Founder and Executive Director Maria Woltjen; Young Zheng Sullivan (after whom the Young Center is named).
Tickets start at $10 and apply for all members of the household.
Visit here to place a bid and join the virtual auction.
Years ago, the Young Center had the honor of serving a girl from West Africa. When she was successfully released from custody, settled in, and enrolled in high school, she sent a letter to her Child Advocate, thanking her for being her Waymaker. We love that word. Today, as many children continue to be separated from their families and those who arrive on their own are deported to danger, we need more Waymakers than ever.– Young Center