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Students “Sin Verguenza”

Students informing Now, or S.I.N., a UC Santa Cruz group that supports undocumented students, will be hosting a theater and action event at noon Thursday, May 26, at the school’s Bay Tree Bookstore to call attention to the controversial federal Dream Act. According to S.I.N. organizer Sasha Muce, “this show will include personal narratives, experiences, and satires to emphasize the problems of the current system of inequality in public higher education. We will show the importance of equal access to public higher education and will promote the Dream Act, which will make way for equality.” Students and community members are invited to join in the disucssion.

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