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Coloradans for Immigrant Rights: CFIR also Skill Share AFSC, 1420 N.Ogden, Suite 201, Denver
Subject: CFIR Events Email 6.4.2015
From: Jordan Garcia, American Friends Service Committee
Date: Thu, Jun 04, 2015 4:25 pm
To: walt@CivicSatisfaction.org
 

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AFSC/ Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Events: 
Join us for our 2nd Tuesday Coloradans For Immigrant Rights meeting, June 9th, 2015 at 5:00 pm at 901 W 14th Ave, Suite #7. We’ll be discussing how to apply what we learned about the DAPA and DACA process to building the movement for immigrant justice in Colorado, among other things! 
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Please join us for the AFSC / CFIR Garden Party on June 23rd, 5-7 PM at the AFSC office 901 W. 14th Ave. Denver, CO 80204! 
Join us for the AFSC/CFIR Garden Party on Tuesday, June 23rd from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. AFSC will provide hot, turkey and veggie dogs and buns and fixings. You are invited to join staff and PAC members in bringing some kind of hearty side. 
We will celebrate the many contributions of CFIR member, Peter Peterson. Then Angelica will describe what the Program Area Committee (PAC) is and invite new members. We may even invite you to sign up to give monthly to AFSC. Then we'll have a grand time talking (about immigrant rights) and hanging out (with amazing activists and organizers).
Acompáñanos en la fiesta de AFSC/CFIR martes, 23 de junio de 5 a 7 de la tarde. AFSC va a proveer hot dogs, pan y cosas para poner encima. Ud. esta invitada a reunir con staff y miembros de nuestra mesa directiva en traer algo para compartir.
Vamos a estar celebrando las contribuciones de nuestro miembro, Peter Peterson. Después Angelica de nuestra mesa directiva local va a describir que es e invitar a nuevos miembros. De pronto le invitaremos a dar mensualmente a AFSC. Después nos divertiríamos halando (de derechos de inmigrantes) y disfrutando la compañía de activistas y organizadores increíbles.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1586756648268925/ 
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Primero te ignoran, luego te ridiculizan, luego luchan contra ti, y entonces te gana. ~ (Gandhi)
Civil Desobediente Training/ Formación Desobediencia Civil
June 6, 2015   11 am-2 pm
All are welcome to attend this training hosted by the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition. The trainer, Robert Chanate will cover the basics of engaging in action and how to prepare your group.
Tod@s estan bienvenidos asistir esta entrenamiento patrocinado por la Cualicion Santuaro. El entrenedor Robert Chanate nos orienta en los basicos de planificar y realizar una accion y como preparar tu grupo. Traducción estará disponible.
Location:  First Unitarian Society of Denver (FUSD)
1400 Lafayette St.
For more information, contact: Arnie Carter at: 303-830-0487 or merrill_a_c@msn.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/815573861829364/ 
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Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, AFSC's member based group will now be meeting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5:00 to about 6:30 at 901 W 14th Ave, Suite #7. The 2nd Tuesday of the month will be fiercely dedicated to CFIR planning and strategy. The 4th Tuesday of every month will be dedicated to deepening our understanding on key issues facing the immigrant justice community, often these are called skill shares. Meetings will be on June 9th, June 23rd, July 14th, July 28th, August 11th, August 25th, September 8th, September 22.

The Not1More table is a place for families fighting their deportation cases to come together and share strategies, tactics and gather support from other families and organizations. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month  from 5-6:30 at the AFSC office 901 W. 14th Ave., Suite 7, Denver 80204. The next meetings are June 4, June 18, July 9, July 23, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24.  If you can’t come in person but want to participate via phone contact Gabriela Flora at AFSC gflora@afsc.org.

AFSC’s monthly vigil at the GEO detention center at 30th and Peoria are the first Monday of the month at 6 PM. The upcoming vigils are July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5. If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring a vigil please contact Jordan Garcia (JGarcia@afsc.org).
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Other Amazing Events Statewide:
Press Conference and Protest: Save Mario
Friday, June 5th at 10:45am - 11:45am
Downtown Detention Center - City & County Of Denver
In front of Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, 490 W. Colfax Avenue
My brother Mario has been in Denver County Jail for the last two years. In February something happened to him at the jail, we're still not sure what, and since then his health has been going downhill fast. His speech is mumbled and garbled and he's lost 100 pounds. He can no longer walk on his own and has developed bed sores. 
A judge ordered him evaluated and moved to a medical facility, but that hasn't happened. Tomorrow is the deadline the court ordered him to be evaluated by and there's no date set. Judge Egelhoff has been delaying ordering Mario moved despite the fact that all other parties agree the jail can't care for him. In order for the Judge to order him moved, Mario needs an evaluation that the jail has not provided. 
We have been patient for close to two months now, waiting for the system to get Mario to a place where his needs will be met. The jail medical staff agree Mario needs to be moved, but his time is running out. We can't be patient anymore.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1621159318131489/ 
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NO ENEMIES Songleader Training/Skillshare
Friday, June 5th at 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church - 1100 Fillmore St, Denver, CO 80206
NO ENEMIES creates spaces for musicians, organizers, and everyone else to practice raising our voices together. 
At this event we will focus on the skills, logistics, and nuances of leading group of people songs and chants at protests, rallies, demonstrations, meetings, and other forms of public witness. Which songs have been working the best at recent events? What are the challenges? How can we best teach songs on the spot?
The event is part training, part skillshare, part hootenannie. We will do exercises to teach one another new songs, we will share best practices we've learned in our experiences, and we will take some time just to get down...
This event is open to any and all interested in helping others to raise their voices!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1163708630321341/
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First Friday – This Friday, June 5
Colorado Progressive Coalition participates in Santa Fe Drive’s First Friday. This Friday, June 5, the 700 Kalamath Street building where CPC is located will be full of activity with information tables from our nonprofit partners, live broadcasts from KGNU and Denver Open Media, and food trucks in front of the building.  In addition, Denver Open Media will host an Open Music Session featuring the band – Straight White Teeth performing from 7pm to 10pm at 700 Kalamath Street.
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FLOR y CANTO (FLOWER and SONG) is the name of the fundraiser to be held Friday, June 5, 5:30 p.m.to 9:00 p.m., at the Regis University campus located at West 52nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard in Denver. Presented by the nonprofit Escuela Tlatelolco, the event will feature dinner and an awards ceremony to honor “Champions of Change” recipients for their commitment to equality, freedom, justice and peace. All proceeds will go to Escuela Tlatelolco, the Chicano alternative school founded in the late 1960s by the Chicano civil rights group called Crusade for Justice. Tickets are $75.00 per person. For tickets, send an email to et@EsculelaTlatelolco.org
 Escuela is the Spanish word for “school” and Tlatelolco was the name of the city that was the center of education and fine arts during the Aztec Empire and later became the site used for education by the Spanish colonialists. The name Tlatelolco honors the indigenous ancestors of Chicanos who were committed to education and who lost their lives serving their people. Denver’s above-mentioned alternative school, Escuela Tlatelolco, also adopted the name to honor the students who were massacred by the Mexican Government for protesting the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
 Escuela Tlatelolco is an independent, nonprofit, dual language school that serves predominantly low-income students pre-kindergarten through grade 12 high school. For 43 years, the school has maintained a 90% high-school graduation rate. In 2012, their 90% graduation rate compared to Latino students having only a 55% graduation rate in Denver Public Schools. Since 1970, 73% of Escuela Tlatelolco high-school graduates went on to complete undergraduate college degrees, 22% completed graduate-school degrees and 28% own businesses.  
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Tonos Latinos
June 5 - June 28 @ Aurora Cultural Arts District - 1400 Dallas St, Aurora, Colorado 80010
Tonos Latinos es un festival donde la literatura, el arte y la música se funden para delinear los tonos candentes de nuestra tierra.
Habrá eventos todo el mes de junio aparte de la exhibición. Venga a ver más de cerca!
"Latin Tones" is A festival where Literature, Art and Music melt together to outline the warm tones of Latin America.
There will be events throughout the month of June besides the art exhibit. Come take a closer look!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1618278431722778/ 
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Aurora Welcome Center 1st Annual Cultural Celebration
Mark your calendars for the Aurora Welcome Center’s 1st Annual Cultural Celebration! The Aurora Welcome Center is a collaboration between nonprofits in Aurora serving the immigrant and refugee community, and RAP is one of the leading partners in the Center.  This is the AWC’s first community event and there will be multicultural food, dancing, and games for kids. Bring your family and celebrate our diverse community! The event will start off with a soccer game at 9 am. If you’re interested in playing, email amy@rightsforallpeople.org to sign up! The Cultural Celebration will be on June 6 from 10-1 PM at 1085 Peoria St, Aurora CO 80011. 
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The City of Westminster Irving St. Library is hosting the 4th "Immigration: Current Trends" program on Saturday June 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Community Room.   The library is located at 7392 Irving St., Westminster, CO 80030.  
A panel of experts will speak on the Deferred Action for Parents (DAP) and the Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  They will also address questions from participants.  This is a free program and no registration is required.  Thanks for your help in informing the community of this event. Please address any questions to Lu Wright, Adult Services Librarian at 303.658.2313. Thank you! Emily Brooks, Volunteer - Program Aide, adminvol@cityofwestminster.us
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Constructing Justice: Campaign launch 
Tuesday, June 9 at 11:00am at Auraria Campus - 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, Colorado 80204
Over the last few years the Denver construction industry has boomed, with new high rises scraping the skyline and brand new luxury apartments being built on what seems like every other street, yet workers have not risen along with the industry. 
On June 9th at 11am we will rally as Denver painters and their allies come together to demand dignity, respect and a voice on the job!
We will be meeting outside the Tivoli Student Union for a press conference and rally.
https://www.facebook.com/events/120202348311765/ 
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Meet & Greet with Aurora Police Chief Metz (potluck)
Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00pm
Rights for All People
Join us on Wednesday, June 10th for an opportunity to meet the Aurora Police Department new Chief of Police. Come ask questions and get to know Chief Metz. It will be a potluck so bring your favorite dish to share!
Acompáñenos el Miércoles, Junio 10 para la oportunidad de conocer al nuevo Jefe de Policía de Aurora. Venga haga preguntas y conozca a el Jefe Metz. Sera de "traje" !traiga su platillo favorito para compartir!
For more information please contact Daniela at (303) 893-3500 x4 or daniela@rightsforallpeople.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/981288981882282/ 
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Please join us at the Justice for All Center in Denver on June 12th. It'll be a packed two hours on the latest social media tools and tactics that unions and other social justice groups across the country are using to engage members and win campaigns. 
Click here for details on what we'll cover and to register: https://smt.nationbuilder.com/denver_workshop_2015_social_media?utm_source=smt&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Denver&can_id=77a06311c9bde79069cc0d9a4c7eeb4e&email_referrer=youre-invited-denver-social-media-for-organizing-training 
We strongly recommend sending multiple people from your group, so you have a team that's been exposed to the same thing to help support implementation. A super low group rate is available to help with that, especially for those registering by May 29th.
Hoping to meet you on June 12! ~ Hannah, Social Movement Technologies, a union non-profit, 860.306.7447
P.S. Can you help spread the word? Our contact list is small. Many organizers won't hear about this unless allies help. If you can, please forward this email, and share. 
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DJPC's Springtime Build-for-Peace 
Rescheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:00 AM - 1 PM
Our Build-for-Peace was originally scheduled with Family Homestead for May 2nd, but had to be cancelled.  So now it is rescheduled with EarthLinks for Saturday, June 13th. 
That means you have another chance!  You can still join the team of "Builders", provided you get your sponsors in advance.  Or you can still sponsor one of the "Builders", who are:  Bob Carlsten, Lynn Farquhar, Richard Kruch, Terry Ruby, Francine Schwarzenberger, Jerry Stookey, Joy Warner, Elliot Williams, Shirley Whiteside, Joshua Zielinski
To sponsor one of these Builders, CLICK HERE and fill out the on-line donation form.
Be sure to write in the name of the "Builder"” you want to sponsor. 
Or send a check made to DJPC Education Fund with the name of the "Builder"” you are sponsoring in the Memo line and mail to: DJPC, P.O. Box 12403, Denver, CO 80212.  
And THANK YOU for your support!
Our goal is to raise $5000 (but imagine if each "builder" solicited $1000 in donations, so we could double that!) Build-for-Peace is a fundraiser that keeps DJPC alive and well in order to do the real work we want to do:  building a more just and peaceful global society!
"We always have lots of fun, too!" "You don't get what you don't ask for. Ask!" John Proctor
THREE - WAY WIN!
1. "Builders" solicit sponsors whose donations support DJPC.
2.  EarthLinks gets DJPC volunteer "builders" for free.
3.  Homeless and low-income folks get our support to end their isolation.
Everybody wins!  
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MY HEALTH MY VOICE is the title of the workshop to be presented on Saturday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Sponsored by the nonprofit Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, the workshop will be a woman’s step-by-step guide to using health insurance and being aware of resources that are available to help. Although the workshop is designed for women who already have health insurance, the uninsured are welcome to attend. To learn the address, register at: www.bit.ly/1Defr7C
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9to5's 2nd Annual Regional Leadership Conference
Jun 13 at 8:00am to Jun 14 at 5:00pm
Mile High United Way - 711 Park Ave West, Denver, Colorado 80205
Tickets Available - www.9to5.org
(Seguido en español)
Don't miss this exciting opportunity! 
9to5 Colorado's 2nd Annual Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) is a weekend dedicated to leadership development for our members with organizing trainings, media and storytelling workshops, and anti-oppression sessions. It's a really great opportunity to get deeper knowledge on how we organize winning campaigns, and to take your advocacy skills to the next level, attend issue area breakouts, and much, much more!
Full scholarships available! Visit our registration page atwww.9to5.org/coloradorlc to learn more. 
¡No te pierdas este emocionante fin de semana!
9to5 Colorado tendrá su segundo Conferencia de Liderazgo Regional Anual, es un fin de semana dedicado al desarrollo de liderazgo para nuestros miembros a través de entrenamientos de cómo organizar, talleres de medios de comunicación y de cuentacuentos, y sesiones de anti-opresión. ¡Es una gran oportunidad para obtener un conocimiento más profundo sobre cómo podemos organizar campañas ganadoras y para llevar sus habilidades de promoción al siguiente nivel, asistir a sesiones específicos y mucho, mucho más!
¡Becas Disponibles! ¡Habla con una organizadora para apender mas!
https://www.facebook.com/events/433124286852304/ 
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The first annual Historias event is being produced by El Centro Board member, and well respected hair stylist and educator, Charlie Price. Charlie's passion for the work of El Centro inspired him to introduce his professional network to the organization.  The result will be a high energy, creative showcase of the most inspired and outrageous hair and fashion from 10 of Denver's hottest salons. 
This fundraising event is intended to bring community together and raise awareness about the human aspect of the immigration issues in the U.S. and the importance of worker's rights. Worker member stories will be highlighted at the event along with a video that illustrates the core beliefs that connect individual from Denver's fashion industry to the Centro Humanitario community.
"Historias" will be held at Exdo Event Center, 1399 35th St., located in the RiNo Neighborhood from 5:30-10pm on Sunday June 14th.   
 Tickets are $20 available for purchase online, by check/cash at El Centro
or any of the participating Salons, tickets also available at the door.  
 Click here to purchase tickets online - be sure to enter "Historias" under special instructions and include the names of those who will be attending the event- write Donate Ticket if you can't make it and want to purchase a ticket to be donated. 
 All proceeds benefit Centro Humanitario - Colorado's only worker center dedicated to the promotion of rights and well-being of low wage workers, specifically day laborers and domestic workers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1594254164155370/ 
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We would like to officially invite you to join us for our second annual Solidarity Soiree.  The event will happen on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at Casselman's Bar and Venue in Denver, Colorado. Get ready to be inspired by our keynote speaker, Nikki Fortunato Bas the Executive Director of the Partnership for Working Families. Nikki works with the Partnership’s coalitions across the country to harness the power of cities and transform our economy, environment and democracy. She joined the Partnership after serving as the Executive Director of one of its founding affiliates, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), and as PWF's Board Chair. She brings over 20 years of experience in coalition building and campaigning around economic development, worker and immigrant rights, and environmental justice. She played leadership roles in EBASE’s ground-breaking good jobs agreement for the redevelopment of the Oakland army base, Sweatshop Watch’s landmark joint liability law for California’s garment industry, and the formation of worker centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Get ready to celebrate extraordinary community leaders, non-profits and union leaders making a difference in the Denver Region! Get ready for music, a solidarity silent auction and fun surprises you won't want to miss! Reserve your seat today!
Tickets are $50 a piece.  Table sponsorship is available. Plus, if you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter we will enter you in a drawing to win a free ticket to the party! Sponsorship opportunities are available, contact me at fgriffin@fresc.org for more information!  I can't wait to see you there.
In Solidarity, Felicia Griffin, Executive Director
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25 Years of Fighting for Justice to Improve Jobs, Working Conditions & Wages
25 Años Luchando por la Justicia, Mejores Trabajos, Condiciones de Trabajo & Sueldos
This June marks the 25th anniversary of the brutal attack on the protesting janitors during a peaceful march in Los Angeles. Even after the attack, the demonstration persisted. 
Este junio marca el 25 aniversario de la demostración en Los Ángeles cuando atacaron trabajadores durante una marcha pacifica de janitors. A pesar del violento ataque, siguieron la marcha.
Join us on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 to commemorate the march that launched a social movement across the nation.
Únase a conmemorar 25 Años Luchando por la justicia, mejores trabajos, condiciones de trabajo y sueldos.
11:00 am Unite with us at Lincoln Park 
Reunimos en Lincoln Park 
11:30 am Program 
Discurso 
Noon March 
Mediodia Marcha 
After the march, join us for a BBQ.
Después de la marcha, habrá un asada.
SEIU Union Hall, 2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver 80219.
https://www.facebook.com/events/907630282615877/ 
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Denver Pride Fest | Trans Queer Im/migrant Contingent
Sunday, June 21at 9:00am
Cheesman Park, Denver 
Se parte del Festival Del Orgullo en Denver! 
Marchemos juntos en el desfile, para dejarle saber a la comunidad que existimos y pedimos dignidad, respeto & "Liberación No Deportación" para la comunidad LGBTQ latinX e im/migrante. 
Gente de todas las edades & nuestros aliados son bienvenidos! Tragase a su familia (de sangre o escogida) 
*Tendremos mas detalles sobre la planeación y donde nos vamos a reunir.
#Ni1MasDeportacionLGBTQ
Take part at this year's Denver Pride Fest! 
Let's march together in the parade, let the community know that we exist and we demand dignity, respect &"Liberation Not Deportation" for our LGBTQ LatinX community. 
All ages and allies are welcomed! Bring your chosen families. 
*We will let you know details on the planning and gathering as we get them. 
#Not1MoreLGBTQdeportation
https://www.facebook.com/events/102044090132990/ 
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Bailamos for Immigrant Justice
Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm
La Rumba - 99 W 9th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80204
Vengan and dance (or just hang out) for justice for all people. Come and become part of the movement to fix our broken immigration system and increase the quality of life for Colorado immigrants.
Friday is La Rumba's bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, and merengue night. 
Bachata lessons will be provided by professional dance instructors for $10 at 8:00 pm and for free at 9:30 pm since you will definitely want to stay and dance. 
Rights for All People (RAP) is one of the few organizations in Colorado that is led by immigrants and people of color. RAP is a community non-profit that brings the voices of immigrants and allies to the struggle for equality, mutual respect and social justice through community organizing,leadership development and civic engagement.
RAP has been successful in building the power of immigrants in Aurora and in Colorado and has received national attention for our work such as:
- Working with the Aurora Police Department around immigration status issues. 
- Leading the fight back at the legislature when anti-immigrant forces fought to defund Drivers License for All and engaging Lt. Governor Joe Garcia on the issue. 
- Securing commitment from Aurora City Jail and Arapahoe County Jail to ensure that jails will no longer hold immigrants for immigration enforecement. 
- Advised Senator Michael Bennet's staff on needed language in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill passed by the Senate in 2014. 
Come and help RAP and our members continue our important work.
This event is 21 and older. No exceptions.
https://www.facebook.com/events/753176624799500/ 
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A GOLF TOURNAMENT will benefit the nonprofit Latina Safehouse on Friday, June 26, at Willis Case Golf Course located at 4999 Vrain Street in Denver. Sponsorships and individual golfers are welcome to participate. Foursome and individual sponsorships include a cart and lunch. For details, contact Golf Chairman Ray Garcia via email at rg@drgcm.com
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ON – GOING EVENTS:
RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE Citizenship classes begin this week! If you or someone you know wants to learn more about the application process, the questions on the citizenship test, or how to prepare for the citizenship interview, come to the first class to learn more! 
Schedule:  Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-8:30 PM for 8 weeks (March 23- May 12)
                  Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30-3:00 PM for 8 weeks (March 28- May 16)
Cost: $30
Location: RAP office, 1085 Peoria St, Aurora CO 80011.
Childcare is provided for the Friday/Saturday class for a one-time cost of $15. If will be needing childcare, please let us know ahead of time (303) 537-5285.
Las clases de ciudadanía empiezan esta semana! Si usted o algún conocido quiere aprender cómo se aplica para la ciudadanía, cuáles son las preguntas en el examen, o cómo se prepare para la entrevista, venga a la primera clase para informarse!
Horario: Lunes y martes  6-8:30 PM por 8 semanas  (Marzo 23- Mayo 12)
              Viernes y sábado 12:30-3:00 PM por 8 semanas (Marzo 28- Mayo 16)
Costo: $30
Lugar: la oficina de RAP, 1085 Peoria St, Aurora CO 80011.
Cuidado de niños está disponible para las clases viernes y sábado por un costo singular de $15. Si usted sabe que necesitará cuidado de niños, por favor contáctese con la maestra con anticipación al número (303) 537-5285.
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Leaves getting you down?  
Hustling to get projects done before the holidays?    
Looking for a caterer for your annual staff party? 
Hire some Workers from El Centro!!!
This summer El Centro's members voted to maintain 
a new hourly rate of $12/hour 
**Rates are based on the nature of the job, please ask. 
Request a worker on-line or call 303-292-4115,  
Hours of Operation are Mon-Fri 6-2pm  
**call ahead if you would like to hire a worker on the weekend.  
For more information go to
http://www.centrohumanitario.org/get-involved/hire-a-worker/     
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Help get the word out: If you or anyone you know has not been paid for work rendered, El Centro (in partnership with DU Law School and private attorneys) hosts a Wage Theft Legal Clinic on the first Monday of every month from 6-8pm.
 For more information or to talk about a wage claim, contact Marco Nuñez at 303-292-4115 or mnunez@centrohumanitario.org
Thanks to a partnership with Towards Justice and DU Law, victims of Wage Theft may meet with an intake specialist at El Centro (2260 California St.) during the following hours:
Monday-5-7pm, Tuesday-12-2pm, Wednesday-12-2pm
, Thursday- 5-7pm     
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ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) classes are held every Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offered by the nonprofit Latina Safehouse, the ESL classes are open to women of all ages. Supplies are provided to attendees, and child care is available. To learn the location of the classes and other information, call Latina Safehouse at (303) 433-4470. 
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Job Postings:
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Human Migration and Mobility Director
REGION/DEPARTMENT: Central Office/US Programs 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/12/2015
STATUS:  Full Time
LOCATION:  Philadelphia, PA preferred (for exceptional candidates, willing to consider another established AFSC location)
SUMMARY OF PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The Human Migration & Mobility Director works to increase the effectiveness and impact of AFSC's immigrant rights work by overseeing implementation of the HMM Strategic Plan, and leading development of periodic Plan revisions and updates. 
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Colorado Jobs With Justice is hiring an entry-level Solidarity Organizer! See the full job description and how to apply on their website. Most importantly, this job does not require previous professional organizing experience, and our timeline to hire is very quick, so please apply ASAP!
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Community Organizer Job Description – Mi familia Vota
Interested candidates to send a cover letter, resume and references to: carlac@mifamiliavota.org 
Apply online at: http://goo.gl/forms/LuIYLmbevo 
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Is your place in the movement? Padres y Jovenes has open positions for an Office Assistant, Youth Organizer, and Database Specilaist. Click to download the job descriptions and follow the instructions to apply. In addition to being a ground-breaking organization for educational justice, we offer competitive pay and benefits. Apply today!
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See below for two exciting opportunities to join our staff. Organizing Director and Office Manager. For internship opportunities, please email info@fresc.org.
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Download CIRC Communications & Membership Coordinator job announcement by clicking on link: http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5016/images/Job%20Announcement-CIRC%20Communications%20and%20Memberhsip%20Coordinator-2015.pdf 
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Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of the AFSC, is a group of allies and immigrants who work together to educate the citizen community while supporting the efforts and voices of immigrants.  We share our knowledge and skills to plan actions, strategize and address the challenges we face in our schools, communities of faith and the public. Members write letters to the editor; testify and participate in legislative visits; attend and organize rallies and counter-protests supporting immigrant justice; and lead workshops with faith communities, educators, and community and business groups about immigration. Coloradans For Immigrant Rights envisions communities that welcome all people, regardless of immigration status... we need you to make this vision a reality!


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Subject: [humandignitybeyondborders] CFIR Montly Skill Share! Colorado Range Workers - Tuesday, 1/26/2010 - 5:00pm SAVE THE DATE!
From: Jordan Garcia <jgarcia@afsc.org>
Date: Fri, Jan 08, 2010 8:46 am
To: "'coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org'" <coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org>
Cc: "humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com" <humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com>, "kyle@improbablepicture.com" <kyle@improbablepicture.com>
 

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Monthly Meeting!

 

Join us 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 26th, 2010!  SAVE THE DATE!

 

Justice for Colorado Range Workers!

Join our monthly skill share and learn how we can support Colorado Range Workers in their struggle for living wages, decent living conditions and fair labor practices. Tom Acker, Mesa State College, and Ignacio Alvarado, Chilean Range Worker, will join us by phone to give testimony on both the working conditions of Range Workers and work they’ve accomplished so far. Jennifer Rodriguez, of Colorado Legal Services, will help us understand the legal implications of these horrendous working conditions and we’ll wrap up with and update from Gabriela Flora on Colorado wide legislation addressing these abuses. All of our guests will give us concrete ways to support the Range Workers and their fight!

 

Here’s a link to a short film about the Range Workers called Back Country Blues by Grand Junction Alternative Media :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5pyVrSkIc0

 

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO, for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants!

 

 

Jordan T. Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director

jgarcia@afsc.org or 303-623-3464 x 3

901 W. 14th Ave. #7, Denver, Colorado 80204

http://www.afsc.org/denver/

http://coloradansforimmigrantrights.blogspot.com - The CFIR Blog!

 

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of the AFSC

"Organizing Citizens to Support the Human Rights of  Immigrants!"

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Subject: [humandignitybeyondborders] CFIR Monthly Skill Share! Immigration Simulation! TONIGHT! correction
From: Jordan Garcia <jgarcia@afsc.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 5:51 pm
To: "'coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org'" <coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org>
Cc: "humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com" <humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com>
 

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Monthly Meeting!

 

Join us 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 when CFIR members share food and a film!

 

La Americana!
La Americana is an intimate documentary following an undocumented immigrant's journey from Bolivia to New York City and back, as she struggles to save the life of her ailing daughter.  Her unforgettable story is woven into the current immigration crisis in the United States, putting a human face on this timely and controversial issue.

Through interviews, reenactments and a sweeping cinema-verite narrative, La Americana takes its viewers on an international journey following the personal and political tragedy faced by one undocumented immigrant in New York City. The story begins several years ago, in the poorest country of South America.

October 2000, Cochabamba, Bolivia.  Maria del Carmen Rojas, a young single mother, faces a life-changing catastrophe when her nine-year-old daughter Carla is struck and run over by a bus, leaving Carla in a wheelchair, and Carmen with insurmountable medical expenses. Unable to pay for Carla's hospital bills and specialized care, Carmen borrows money from friends and family to keep her daughter alive. With no opportunities to earn a sufficient living to support her daughter, Carmen tries in vain to get a visa to go to the United States. As her desperation grows, Carmen decides to leave Carla behind and make the dangerous journey to the U.S. After nearly suffocating in the trunk of a sedan crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Carmen makes it to New York where she can send money home and give her daughter the chance to live a life with opportunity, despite her disability.

June 2006, New York City, U.S.A.  Living and working illegally cleaning houses and stores in the U.S, Carmen earns enough to support Carla from afar. Though Carmen is able to provide for her daughter's medical needs, Carla does not understand why she must grow up without her mother. Carmen cannot visit Carla in Bolivia, as she knows she may not be able to cross back into the United States, on which their lives would depend. Unable to get any working papers, Carmen watches in frustration as congress defeats a bill granting amnesty to long-term undocumented immigrants. But as six years of separation approaches, so does the date at which Carmen promised her daughter they would be together again: Carla's quiceanera. After risking her life to come to the United States, Carmen must once again sacrifice what she has come to know as home, and the security of Carla's future, so that she can keep her word and be at her daughters side.

February 2007, Cochabamba, Bolivia.  It is only seven months into Carmen's stay, but the joyful reunion of Carla's birthday party already seems like a distant memory. Carmen's money has run out, and her daughter needs an operation that she cannot afford. Though no immigration agreement has been reached in Congress, 6,000 new national guardsmen have been placed on the U.S.-Mexico border. Will Carmen risk her life again in the California desert? Will Carla understand losing her mother again? Will Congress make a way for undocumented immigrants to see their families without losing their American dream?

La Americana is Carmen's story, and the story of millions of illegal immigrants forced to leave their families behind in order to provide them a better life. It is the story of a continent divided not by values, but by a physical and political barrier that separates families indefinitely, sometimes forever.

Join us for food and a film!

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO, for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants!

 

 

Jordan T. Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director

jgarcia@afsc.org or 303-623-3464 x 3

901 W. 14th Ave. #7, Denver, Colorado 80204

http://www.afsc.org/denver/

http://coloradansforimmigrantrights.blogspot.com - The CFIR Blog!

 

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of the AFSC

"Organizing Citizens to Support the Human Rights of  Immigrants!"

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Subject:[humandignitybeyondborders] CFIR Monthly Skill Share! What is Community Based Organizing? What is the role of a leader and an organizer?
From:Jordan Garcia <jgarcia@afsc.org>
Date:Thu, Aug 13, 2009 5:00 pm
To:"'coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org'" <coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org>
Cc:"humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com" <humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com>

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Monthly Skill Share!

Join us 5:00 – 7:00 PM, TODAY! Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 when Raul Paz Pastrana, Organizing Director at El Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores shares this interactive workshop!

What is Community Based Organizing? What is the role of a leader and an organizer?

Organizing has been the historical method of change to structures of oppression. Community Based Organizing is the way in how people come together to find ways to make their lives better for themselves and for future generations. In community based organizing the affected base are the leaders and the leaders are the liberators of oppression. Taking a practical "hands-on" perspective, we will explore theories, tools, styles and challenges of community-based organizing, and a special focus on the psychology and the myth of the “popular leader.” Furthermore we will discuss practical strategies for developing community leadership and working with marginalized communities. Join our workshop and dialogue about community based organizing and leadership development and where we all fit.

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO, for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants and workers!

Jordan T. Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director

jgarcia@afsc.org or 303-623-3464 x 3

901 W. 14th Ave. #7, Denver, Colorado 80204

http://www.afsc.org/denver/

http://coloradansforimmigrantrights.blogspot.com - The CFIR Blog!

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of the AFSC

"Organizing Citizens to Support the Human Rights of Immigrants!"

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Subject: [humandignitybeyondborders] CFIR Monthly Skill Share! EFCA WORKSHOP! Today! 5-7!
From: Jordan Garcia <jgarcia@afsc.org>
Date: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 10:17 am
To: "'coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org'" <coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org>
Cc: "circ@lists.riseup.net" <circ@lists.riseup.net>, "humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com" <humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com>


Coloradans For Immigrant Rights Monthly Skill Share!

Join us 5:00 - 7:00 PM, TODAY! Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 when Seth Donovan, Colorado Jobs With Justice Board Member shares a Employee Free Choice Act interactive workshop!

What DOES "Worker" Mean? What DOES "Labor"  Mean?

The word "worker" and "labor" have become hot button words in the current context of immigration dialogue.  Understanding how we each fit into the conversation about labor is an important step in developing our perspective on labor initiatives, current worker rights, and how that intersects with so many other issues.  Come join us for a time of workshop and dialogue about our identities as workers, a look at worker history and how we fit into that, and current worker rights initiatives.  

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO, for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants and workers!

Jordan T. Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director

jgarcia@afsc.org or 303-623-3464 x 3

901 W. 14th Ave. #7, Denver, Colorado 80204

http://www.afsc.org/denver/

http://coloradansforimmigrantrights.blogspot.com - The CFIR Blog!

 Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of the AFSC

"Organizing Citizens to Support the Human Rights of  Immigrants!"

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Subject: [humandignitybeyondborders] CFIR Monthly Skill Share! Immigration Detention in CO! Tuesday, 4.21.2009, 5-7pm!
From: Jordan Garcia <jgarcia@afsc.org>
Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2009 1:08 pm
To: <coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org>
Cc: <circ@lists.riseup.net>, <humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com>


CFIR MONTHLY SKILL SHARE! - TUESDAY, April 21, 2009

Join us 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 as Katie Glynn, Staff Attorney, and Rachel Boyle, Director of Programs, of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) share their work with immigrants in detention-

Immigration Detention in Colorado:  Trends and Conditions 

As a follow-up to the National Week of Action to Hold the Department of Homeland Security Accountable!, which is being organized by the Detention Watch Network and the Rights Working Group during April 8-15, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) will present on immigration detention in the United States and here in Colorado. RMIAN will provide a general overview on detention, discuss theories behind detention and condition guidelines, review national and local trends in detention, and discuss alternatives to detention. RMIAN will explain its Detention Program, which provides free legal services to detained people held in the GEO/ICE detention center in Aurora, Colorado.   Those attending will learn about opportunities to get involved and advocate for an improved immigration detention system. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers.

This skill share is the suggested prerequisite for the Coloradans For Immigrant Rights tour of the Aurora GEO Immigration Detention Center, May 13th, 2009. All are welcome to attend, please call 303.623.3464 or email jgarcia@afsc.org for more information.

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO, for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants!

Jordan T. Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director

jgarcia@afsc.org or 303-623-3464 x 3

901 W. 14th Ave. #7, Denver, Colorado 80204

http://www.afsc.org/denver/

http://coloradansforimmigrantrights.blogspot.com - The CFIR Blog!

 

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of the AFSC

"Organizing Citizens to Support the Human Rights of  Immigrants!"

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Subject: [humandignitybeyondborders] TONIGHT! CFIR Monthly Skill Share! 4/7/09 - How theGuestworker Recruitment Process Really Works!
From: Jordan Garcia <jgarcia@afsc.org>
Date: Tue, Apr 07, 2009 10:21 am
To: <coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org>
Cc: <circ@lists.riseup.net>, <humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com>

"Exploitation Across Borders: How the H2A Recruitment Process Really Works"

 

presented by Brendan Greene

 

Tuesday, April 7th, 5:00-7:00pm

 

With Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of the AFSC. Join us at 901 W 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO

 

In the upcoming skill share, learn how the agricultural guestworker recruitment system works in practice and how debts acquired in the recruitment process can impact a workers ability to enforce his or her rights once stateside from a transnational organizer who has unique insight into some of the intricacies and problems facing the guestworker program.

 

Brendan Greene graduated from Denver East High School before going on to receive a Bacehlor's Degree in Latino American and Latino Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Following college, he worked for three and a half years directing a national boycott against PictSweet Mushroom Farms in Oxnard, CA for the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO. After the signing of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with PictSweet, Brendan moved to North Carolina and began organizing with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO with H-2A "guestworker" tobacco pickers. In 2004, he was a part of a historical organizing drive that succeeded in pressuring the North Carolina Growers Association (NCGA), the nation’s largest H-2A recruiter, into signing a CBA representing 7,000 H-2A tobacco pickers. This represented the first time in the nations history that guestworkers had successfully organized to win a CBA. As a part of this victory, Brendan was sent to open an office in Monterrey, Mexico to oversee the extremely complex recruitment system of the H-2A program and ensure worker protections were enforced on both sides of the border. 

 

For background information on how the guestworker system works and exploits, check out the Southern Poverty Law Center’s report Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States  http://www.splcenter.org/pdf/static/SPLCguestworker.pdf

 

All are welcome, feel free to forward, light snacks will be served.

 

 Gabriela C. Flora
Project Voice Regional Organizer
American Friends Service Committee
901 W. 14th Avenue, Suite 7
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-623-3464            fax: 303-623-3492
gflora@afsc.org
              
http://www.afsc.org/immigrants-rights  

 

 

Jordan T. Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director

jgarcia@afsc.org or 303-623-3464 x 3

901 W. 14th Ave. #7, Denver, Colorado 80204

http://www.afsc.org/denver/

http://coloradansforimmigrantrights.blogspot.com - The CFIR Blog!

 

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of the AFSC

"Organizing Citizens to Support the Human Rights of  Immigrants!"

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Subject: [humandignitybeyondborders] TUESDAY! CFIR Monthly Skill Share! "Fair FoodAcross Borders!"
From: Jordan Garcia <jgarcia@afsc.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 16, 2009 4:57 pm
To: <coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org>
Cc: <circ@lists.riseup.net>, <humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com>

"Fair Food Across Borders" presented by Melody Gonzalez

 

Tuesday, March 17th, 5:00-7:00pm

 

With Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of the AFSC. Join us at 901 W 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO

 

Ever wonder where your food comes from? Who picked the fruits and vegetables for your dinner plate? How they were treated?

 

Melody Gonzalez, national campaign coordinator for the Fair Food Across Borders (FFAB) Campaign, will help us understand the social and environmental costs behind our food, and its relation to migration, free trade and industrial agriculture in Mexico. FFAB's goal is to make visible the human rights abuses suffered by migrant agricultural workers in Mexican agribusiness camps. We will expose the serious human rights conditions of agribusiness practices in Mexico regarding health, education, housing, pesticide use, child labor and labor rights.

 

There are estimated to be over one million migrant agricultural workers in Mexico. The majority of these migrant workers come from the Southern Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero. These families are forced to leave their communities because they have no other way to support their families. These families leave their communities from four to six months a year to work in the agribusiness camps. There are hundreds of trans-national agribusiness camps in Northern Mexico, in states like Sinaloa, Sonora, and Baja California. These camps grow a large variety of produce from tomatoes to watermelon. The vast majority of the fruits and vegetables harvested in these camps are for export to the US and Canada. For example in the winter months, if you live in the US, there is a good chance the tomatoes you buy from the supermarket are from a Sinaloa agribusiness camp.

 

Presenter Melody Gonzalez, originally from Santa Ana, California, is the daughter of Mexican immigrants from San Gregorio, Michoacan. Her father was a farmworker in Sinaloa, Mexico and in the United States. Before her position with FFAB, she was one of the National Coordinators for the Student/Farmworker Alliance and for Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida in Immokalee, FL where she worked in partnership with the farmworker organization the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).  For 3 years, Melody served as a bridge between the multiple student, faith, labor, and community-based allies of the CIW; raising consciousness about the exploitation and human rights abuses faced by farmworkers in Florida and moving consumers to take action in successful campaigns against fast food companies. Melody was an active participant in the CIW's women's group in Immokalee and served as an interpreter, doing simultaneous translation for CIW members at presentations and rallies and facilitating the process of farmworker negotiations with executives of fast food corporations.

 

All are welcome, feel free to forward, light snacks will be served.

 

 

Jordan T. Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director

jgarcia@afsc.org or 303-623-3464 x 3

901 W. 14th Ave. #7, Denver, Colorado 80204

http://www.afsc.org/denver/

http://coloradansforimmigrantrights.blogspot.com - The CFIR Blog!

 

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of the AFSC

"Organizing Citizens to Support the Human Rights of  Immigrants!"

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Subject: [humandignitybeyondborders] CFIR Monthly Skill Share! Higher Education Access Alliance! SAVE THE DATE!
From: Jordan Garcia <jgarcia@afsc.org>
Date: Thu, Oct 02, 2008 3:05 pm
To: <coloradans4immrts@list.afsc.org>
Cc: <circ@lists.riseup.net>, <julie@padresunidos.org>, <blanca@mopdenver.org>, <humandignitybeyondborders@yahoogroups.com>

Feel Free to Forward, Everyone Welcome!

CFIR Monthly Skill Share!  

Higher Education Access Alliance Campaign Update & Ways to Plug IN!

 Tuesday, October 7th, 2008! 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at AFSC!

Conducted by members of the Higher Education Access Alliance.

 

Julie Gonzales, of Padres Y Jovenes Unidos, & Blanca Trejo, of Metro Organization for People, will give us a campaign update, share the findings of their research and train us on messaging for further involvement in the campaign for Educational Justice for Immigrant Students.

 

HEAA is committed to increasing higher education opportunities for all Colorado students, regardless of immigration or economic status.

Colorado boasts the second highest percentage of college graduates in the nation, but we rank 32nd in sending our own high school graduates to college. That's significant because over time, more jobs will require education beyond high school.

Research shows that a college education yields important social and economic benefits. An educated and skilled local work force attracts jobs, improves productivity, creates a larger tax base and adds wealth to our communities. In fact, those with a bachelor's degree earn almost $1 million more than high school graduates over a lifetime. HEAA currently is conducting extensive research to measure attitudes and opinions about postsecondary access and success for all Colorado high school students.

Who We Are:
HEAA is a growing coalition of community-based and policy organizations led by four Colorado nonprofit organizations: Center for Policy Entrepreneurship, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Metro Organizations for People and Padres Unidos y Jóvenes Unidos.

In the coming months, HEAA will form a statewide network of students, parents, educators, community and business leaders, and elected officials to promote higher education access and success for all students. Members include the Bell Policy Center, Colorado Progressive Coalition and Donnell-Kay Foundation.

  

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO, for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants!

 

If you would like more information about this skill share and or would like to request or propose a training, please ask at any time.  Email, Jordan T. Garcia at jgarcia@afsc.org or call 303.623.3464. 

 

 

Jordan T. Garcia, Immigrant Ally Organizing Director

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights (CFIR) a program of the AFSC

"Organizing Citizens to Support Immigrant Rights!"

901 W. 14th Ave. #7, Denver, Colorado 80204

303-623-3464 (phone) & 303-623-3492 (fax)

http://www.afsc.org/central/ImmigrantRights/immigrant-rights.htm

http://coloradansforimmigrantrights.blogspot.com - The New CFIR Blog!

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