United States discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush


Slash work. Now when We think about. What's happening at the border you know when when any of US goes with you guys, we are visit shelters where families are still together. Yeah. But we know that there are tens of thousands of kids right now who've been separated from their families babies toddlers. Young Children Teenagers? To your point haven't seen their families maybe from the time they were two and a half to four, which is horrifying. WHAT OUR OPTIONS As people who are listening and are enraged by this idea that we would rip children of their mother's arms for literally no reason other than just to do it be cruel, right What would you? With your expertise, what can we do? How do we advocate on this stuff? Well, I. Think a is to realize that your voice is so powerful at the whole reason why we even were able to kind of expose what was happening is because regular people who found out about it we're like that is not okay. You know it wasn't just the people with the loudest voices are the people that we expect to hear from but it was regular mothers and fathers and human beings all across the country who said like I'm not okay with that. That's that is not okay. So A. Feeling comfortable to continue talking about how you're not okay with that I think is hugely important. Be I think if you? WanNa get more engaged. You can go to immigration advocates, dot org, and it's a website it's nationwide and it basically, you can put in your location and it tells you who is doing pro bono legal services all around the country you have a second language they do look for interpreters volunteer, but they also look for English speakers to volunteer show up drive people to court. Even, like started back drive if you want I think that you know it doesn't have to be like you don't need to start your own organization. It can be something as simple as that if that even sounds too much I always tell people you know. Having a conversation with your kids. That's invaluable to me talking to your kids about what's going on and I hear you a lot of people think this is a very scary topic and they don't want to traumatize her kids and obviously everything at an age appropriate level but I'm interested in you helping your kids. Develop their empathy muscle it needs to be exercised they need to they need to. Know. How to say cut if that happened to me how would I feel because that is how? Everyone who's listening hopefully feels like some of the things that I've said that affected them. It's because you imagine how would that feel if it were you or your child and when we sort of don't let people or teach people how to empathy. They're able to just not feel any way about that. So having a conversation with your kids is hugely important and then the last thing I'll say is You can visit this about humanity and look at different ways you can engage there but also look in your own lives there. So I guarantee you there are people in your life whether they're working for you their friends, people in school classmates, colleagues who. One hundred percent are. Being affected by this crisis whether they, themselves are undocumented are part of a mixed out his family went through asylum or getting their papers themselves I think that you. Who are listening probably haven't been looking around very much and I think if you do, you'll see that there are. Friends and people in your life that you could be advocating better for and I think you know I mean obviously. Looking and seeing like who's making decisions that are affecting these families is huge. You know think the more you know. The better you'll do and so. You know read up on WHO's..

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