A Wish for the Holidays -- NAM Teleconference Wed. Dec. 7, 9:30 am PST

A Wish for the Holidays -- NAM Teleconference Wed. Dec. 7, 9:30 am PST

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The children left behind by deportations have one wish this holidays season: to keep their families together.

Please join New America Media and the We Belong Together campaign for a telephonic news briefing Wednesday on "A Wish for the Holidays," a children's letter-writing campaign to keep families together amid record deportations.

The day before the letters are delivered to Congress, ethnic media are invited to hear from the kids, teachers, policy experts, and women's and immigrant rights advocates behind the campaign.

WHO: Ethnic Media Nationwide

WHAT: Teleconference Call: A Wish for the Holidays

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
9:30 am PST / 12:30 pm EST

CALL-IN NUMBER: 712-432-0900

Suzanne Manneh, New America Media

Miriam Yeung, Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Wendy Cervantes, Vice President of Immigration and Child Rights Policy, First Focus
A 4th and 5th grade teacher in New York who organized her school to generate letters
An 11-year-old boy in Oregon who wrote a letter
An 18-year-old girl in Chicago whose family was separated by deportation

Irma Herrera, New America Media

We Belong Together is an initiative by groups including the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Asian Pacific American Womens Forum.

New America Media is the country's first and largest association of ethnic media.