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Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Get Trained As an Ice Detainee Bail-Out Volunteer (North Berkeley)

Hosted by Samara Hayley Steele and Margaret Hurlbert

GET TRAINED AS AN ICE DETAINEE BAIL-OUT VOLUNTEER
~2 hour training with Rebecca Merton of Freedom for Immigrants~
Come on Tues. August 14th, 6-8pm
The Finnish Center, 1970 Chestnut Street, in North Berkeley

For questions contact Rebecca Merton, Rmerton@freedomforimmigrants.org

Details on Facebook

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Jul
2
3:00 PM15:00

Families Belong Together - Block ICE (San Francisco)

Hosted by Families Belong Together - East Bay and 3 others

Take action to show ICE that they are not welcome to operate in our community! San Francisco is a sanctuary city! In the last few weeks, we've witnessed the horror of the administration's escalating human rights abuses against immigrants on the border. We've seen caged children cry for their parents, we've seen asylum seekers prosecuted and deported. We are committed to doing what it takes to stop children from being torn from their families, or imprisoned with their families. We are envisioning a future without ICE - it has only existed for fifteen years, we can abolish it. We will keep fighting against the xenophobic and racist Muslim Ban. #NoMuslimBanEver

The action will be family-friendly and have activities for kids. To plug into the action and get trained in Nonviolent Direct Action, attend one of the following trainings:

Thursday, June 28th 6-9pm
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland

Sunday, July 1st, 2-5pm
California Nurses Association
155 Grand Ave, Oakland

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Families Belong Together March (San Francisco)

San Francisco and Women's March San Francisco for this combined/joint event, which will now START WITH A MARCH FROM DOLORES PARK at 10AM & END WITH A RALLY AT CIVIC CENTER (11:00am-1:00pm).

Please head over to the Families Belong Together - San Francisco event page for the March details which starts at 10AM:
https://www.facebook.com/events/423107761433621/


You can sign up for the event at the MoveOn link below:
https://act.moveon.org/…/families-belong-tog…/19835/signup/…

Immigrant rights are human rights, and human rights are immigrant rights. It's time we take the streets to call for an end to the human rights abuses of ICE and the Trump Administration as they cruelly separate children from their families. The world is watching, and we won't allow this to continue. We've rallied, we've protested, now join us as we MARCH in San Francisco to send a powerful message: Families belong together! 

10:00 AM: Meet at Mission Dolores Park
10:00 - 11:00 AM: March to San Francisco City Hall
11 AM: Rally at San Francisco City Hall

This action is in coordination with MoveOn's call for a national day of action on June 30th, and is presented in partnership with:

• Indivisible SF
• Women's March San Francisco
• Chicana Latina Foundation
• National Center for Lesbian Rights
• The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club

More details will continue to be announced. To sign on as an endorser or to volunteer, please contact steverapport@mac.com or edwardwrightmail@gmail.com

#KeepFamiliesTogether #SiSePuede

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Safe Harbor Benefit Concert for Immigrants and Refugees (Berkeley)

Safe Harbor Benefit Concert for Immigrants and Refugees

Sunday, April 22, 1 PM - 3 PM, Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Stand in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees. Please join us for a special benefit concert supporting Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay's services for immigrants and refugees. Featuring: Jose Roberto & Friends and The Qadim Ensemble. Tickets: $30.

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Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

International Migrant's Day 2017 (San Francisco)

Hosted by SFILEN - San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network

Join SFILEN, our freinds, members, clients, family and more to celebrate International Migrant's Day. A day of celebrating our diverse cultures, sharing food, and building community! There will be music, food, activities, and a special treat!

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Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants (San Francisco)

Hoted by CISPES. The Trump administration is threatening to remove Temporary Protected Status from hundreds of thousands of  Salvadorans, Hondurans, Nicaraguans and Haitians and deport them. Many of these people have been here for years, even decades, coming to the United States during wars or natural disasters. This will tear families apart. It will be a major human rights disaster sending people back to situations of life-threatening violence where there are continuing conflicts or economic instability. 

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Oct
19
5:45 PM17:45

Immigration Rights and Solidarity Workshop (Berkeley)

Immigration Rights & Solidarity Workshop

Join Amnesty International at UC Berkeley and 1951 Coffee Company for an Immigration Rights and Solidarity Workshop. Facilitated by the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay, this free community presentation of immigrant and refugee rights includes information on how to become a legal observer. After the training ends at 7pm stay for a networking hour and treats.

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Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Immigration Nation: Challenges for All Americans (Alameda)

Immigration Nation: Challenges for All Americans

The panel will explore the history of federal immigration policy and how it informs our current situation.  The recent sanctuary movement that has galvanized citizen groups also will be examined.  We will find out how policy was developed for immigrant and refugee rights at the federal, state and local levels.  We will learn more about migration, immigration law and constitutional protections.  Event is free and open to all.  Space is limited, so RSVP.

Hosted by Friends of the Alameda Free Library and 2 others

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Jul
27
5:30 PM17:30

Refugees Without Refuge: Stories of LGBTQ Refugees Stranded in the Middle East (San Francisco)

Subhi Nahas, Human Rights Activist; Founder/Board Chair, Spectra Project
Arthur Slepian, Executive Director, A Wider Bridge—Moderator

Subhi Nahas, founder and board chair of Spectra Project and a Syrian refugee who gained asylum in the U.S. in 2015, will describe his experiences as a refugee as well as his efforts to help others and advocate for minorities of different sexual orientations and genders in the Middle East and North Africa. While many organizations assist refugees worldwide, only one organization supports the extremely vulnerable group of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa regions who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and who remain in countries of transit, unsure of when and if they will be resettled. Nahas has been recognized by the California State Assembly, testified at the first United Nations assembly on LGBTQ rights and has received numerous prestigious awards

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-07-27/refugees-without-refuge-stories-lgbtq-refugees-stranded-middle-east

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Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Deport ICE - Kick ICE Out of Oakland (Oakland)

Come to the City of Oakland's Public Safety Committee to support Rebcca Kaplan's resolution to terminate the agreement between the Oakland Police Department and Trumps' Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE). No Sanctuary City should be collaborating with ICE and Oakland is set to be one of the first to say so, but the community needs to make it clear this is what we want.

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Not On Our Watch: How the Bay Area Stands United (San Francisco)

Ju Hong, Dreamer Activist
Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center
Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations
Raha Jorjani, Director of the Immigration Representation Unit, Alameda County Public Defender’s Office
Mina Kim, Anchor and Host, KQED—Moderator

Please join the San Francisco Foundation to hear from Bay Area leaders seeking to protect and defend immigrants (who represent more than 40 percent of Bay Area residents) so that they can continue to contribute to the economic prosperity and cultural vibrancy of the region.  Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-06-26/not-our-watch-how-bay-area-stands-united

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Happy House Fundraiser and Raffle for Dolores Street Deportation Defense Program (San Francisco)

Please join Indivisible for dancing, music, and FUN(draising) to support San Francisco’s strong immigrant population. All door and raffle proceeds benefit Dolores Street Community Services’ Deportation Defense & Legal Advocacy Program, which began as a response to immigration enforcement raids taking place in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2008. DSCS provides pro bono legal representation for low-income San Francisco residents facing deportation. Suggested door donation: $10.

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

P.J.'s Deportation Hearing Support (San Francisco)

  • 630 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Borey “PJ” Ai may be one of the most accomplished persons you will ever meet. He also happens to be one of the youngest persons to be given a life sentence, at age 14. After spending 20 years in prison, he was found suitable for parole at his first hearing. Self-described as being “stateless,” Ai was born in a refugee camp in Thailand to parents who escaped the genocide in Cambodia. “Almost 98 percent of my family were butchered in the genocide,” said Ai, during an interview. When he was 5, Ai and his family immigrated to America, settling into a rough Stockton neighborhood. Borey Ai was found suitable for parole on July 22. Upon being released from state custody in November, Ai was immediately detained for deportation, never having the opportunity to return to his family in Stockon. Hastings Prisoner Outreach, HSIR, and the Hastings NLG chapter are asking you to come to the hearing in order to show support. The hearing is a merits hearing to decide whether PJ qualifies for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture. The more people that attend, the better.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1002797529854210/

YOU CAN ALSO SEND A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR P.J.:

Letters of support for PJ should be sent to
Todd Davis,
Immigration Clinic
USC Gould School of law
699 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 90089

 

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Oakland Community Resource Fair (Oakland)

  • 975 7th Street Oakland, CA, 94607 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you feel a drive to do something about your community? Are you looking for resources to turn your passion into action? 

Topics:
*Immigration
*Housing
*Workers Rights
*Homelessness
and more...

Come meet like-minded neighbors, local activists, and peacemakers at the Oakland Community Resource Fair. 

Learn about pressing issues and develop critical skills by attending FREE Know Your Rights workshops offered at the fair. 

Whether you are a long time activist or have never attended a rally in your life, your contributions matter!

TABLING ORGANIZATIONS (more to come!): (inbox us to table for your community/organization) 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus

Hosted by Yemeni Alliance Committee

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May
17
10:00 PM22:00

Register New Citizens to Vote (Oakland)

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It is so empowering to offer new citizens the chance to register to vote the same day they are sworn in. Join Democracy Action volunteers at the Naturalization Ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. Look for the rows of ironing boards on either side of the entrance. Arrive by 10am for a short training or refresher. We provide all the tools.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/register-new-citizens-to-vote-registration-33804501173?aff=erelexpmlt

 

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