A large portion of working, tax-paying families in Miami do not have access to neither banking nor civic institutions. They live marginalized lives and in a state of constant fear and demoralization. Many victims of crimes are forced to remain quiet instead of seeking justice in order to avoid contacting authorities, out of fear of being detained and deported. This creates a situation of insecurity where crimes go unpunished, which affects the whole of society.
Access to education, health care, decent housing, well-paying stable employment, economic integration and development, and civic and cultural engagement, are basic human rights, yet a vast number of Miami residents are forced to live outside the fulfillment of these rights.
Déjenos Ser is a grass-roots campaign seeking to build the community power aimed at addressing these issues of oppression from the standpoint of the oppressed them selves.