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LIFT YOUR LAMP TALK AT VERONA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 17 GOULD STREET, MONDAY JANUARY 6@ 7

What's Really Going on at the Border?: An Information Session and Eye Witness Account of the Human Rights Crises at the U.S./Mexico Border


While it is easy to ignore tragedies on other continents, asylum seekers at the southern border of the United States are now being turned away, in violation of both international Human Rights law, and U.S. policy. Beginning last summer, new laws have been enacted that force nearly all asylum seekers--most fleeing death and violence--to return to Mexico or to the very countries from which they escaped. Come learn about why people are fleeing, the obstacles and conditions asylum seekers face, and what every individual can do to help. Verona residents,  Professor Cinzia Cortese, Dr. Laura Morowitz and Dr. Monica Taylor, will share their  knowledge of immigration history, eye witness accounts from Matamoros, Texas and the latest information from groups on the ground.


ALSO AT VERONA LIBRARY, THURS EVE, MARCH 26, SCREENING OF FILM

Not Quite Here/Not Quite There

https://medium.com/the-wvoice/not-quite-here-not-quite-there-68a46e5bc2fd

An empathy- to-action film campaign in response to current immigration policies and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision to potentially end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), which provides temporary legal status and protection from deportation for youth brought to the U.S. without legal papers when they were children.

For more information contact Rachel Moehl: iamthepythia@gmail.com


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WHAT YOU CAN DO

Donate/Volunteer/Advocate

DONATE

Consider holding a fundraiser or gofundme to help support an organization. There are hundreds. We suggest the following:

PROJECT CORAZON https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/project-corazon

RAICES https://www.raicestexas.org/

ACLU: IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS 

https://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrants-rights

ANGRY TIAS Y ABUELAS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY https://www.angrytiasandabuelas.com or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angrytiasandabuelas/

VOLUNTEER

Most volunteer opportunities are for those with legal experience, Spanish fluency or residency near the  border, but there are a few organizations which accept volunteer help.

TEAM BROWNSVILLE https://www.teambrownsville.org/

Catholic Volunteer Network https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org/program/border-servant-corps/

Border Angels https://www.borderangels.org/volunteers/

ADVOCATE AND PROTEST

Protest and join activists

Movement Cosecha https://www.lahuelga.com/

Never Again Action: https://www.neveragainaction.com/

 

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show your pride and raise MONEY

100% of all profits go to groups helping asylum seekers

$20.00

($5.00 shipping)

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All of us are immigrants, or the children, or grandchildren or great grandchildren of immigrants. Stand up to the Trump administration’s attempt to demonize immigrants and asylum-seekers by wearing this t-shirt I designed. 


Available in Women's S,M,L or Men's S,M. L or XL

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery

 

FOR ALL PURCHASES PLEASE SEND SIZE AND FULL SHIPPING ADDRESS THROUGH OUR "CONTACT US" TAB AT THE TOP OF OUR WEBSITE. THANK YOU!





To purchase tickets for the Valentine's Winter Fiesta and Fundraiser please click donation button below ******************************************* 100% of proceeds donated to Project Corazon of the Lawyers for Good Government Fund: https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/project-corazon

PLEASE ALSO RSVP ON EVITE BY JAN. 22

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