Wedge Issues Curriculum

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To educate our communities, promote constructive dialogue on potentially divisive issues, and to support solidarity among marginalized groups, MIV compiled training curricula on LGBT rights and reproductive justice.

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Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Rights

Written for Mobilize the Immigrant Vote by Amos Lim of API Equality, A Project of Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco, CA; Claudia Gomez-Arteaga of Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action; adapted from materials provided by the School of Unity and Liberation and M. Hickey and V. Varko; edited by the Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition
To better understand issues facing the LGBT community and how they connect to greater struggles for social justice. Appropriate for all levels of members/volunteers/community members.
  • Understand how fear and ignorance of the LGBT community has been used to create wedge issues which divide communities with common interests from allying together.
  • Inform voters and help show how civil protections extended to the LGBT community can further and support the struggles faced within the immigrant community.
Time needed 
1 hr, 40 minutes

The Connection Between Immigrant Rights and Reproductive Justice

Written by EMERJ for Mobilize the Immigrant Vote MOVE 2008
The issue of reproductive justice is important for our communities to discuss for numerous reasons. It is one of the major issues facing our families and communities today. We also know that it has historically been used as a wedge issue to divide us. This training will help us understand how issues immigrants face are tied to and overlap with issues of reproductive justice and what we can do about it. It is appropriate for all levels of volunteers, members, and staff.
  • Define what reproductive justice is and its connection to immigrant rights
  • Identify some of the reproductive justice issues that their communities are facing
  • Analyze the issues or campaigns that they are working on through a Reproductive Justice Lens
Time needed
2 hours, 20 minutes
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