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Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network works to provide necessities to immigrants and education to public | Community Voices

Veronica Espina
Veronica Espina speaks about immigration publicly

Veronica Espina is the board president of the Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network (SIAN). She spoke with Community Voices about the organization which organized in response to negative speech about immigrants. Since its inception the organization has worked to educate the community about the contributions made by immigrants. Espina also spoke about the need to ask immigrant communities what they need before donating items and how to "do no harm."

Originally aired Nov. 5, 2021.

Vanessa is the Community Voices Production Coordinator. Reach Vanessa at vfergu3@uis.edu.
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