chapter  9
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Redesign—from critical awareness to social action Hilary Janks

Now, if you google ‘Vargas’, you get over 6 million hits. His action led the way for others and has highlighted the plight of the ‘Dreamers’ named after the Dream Act immigration bill, which has yet to be passed in the US. It is immensely brave to be the first person to speak out, to embrace all the uncertainty of a decision that one of his lawyers described as ‘legal suicide’. But it also takes courage for others to take this step. This is an example of a situation in which big P politics is shown to have little p consequences in people’s everyday lives, in which the political is intensely personal.