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February 21, Pasadena: Civil Liberties Under Trump Forum

Civil Liberties Under Trump

What: ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Chapter Forum
When: Tuesday, 21 February, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: LA Filipino United Church of Christ, 5080 N. Maywood Avenue, Eagle Rock

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Long-held American values of justice and fairness have come under attack. A Trump Administration intent on rolling back decades of progress on civil liberties has put immigrant communities in dire jeopardy. Freedom of religion and speech, the right to assembly, peaceful coexistence with other nations are all in jeopardy.

Hear how the American Civil Liberties Union and allied organizations are fighting back. Learn how you can join forces to protect your families and communities.

Speakers:

  • Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles, who currently is a Campaign Strategist at the Asian American new media organizing group 18MillionRising.
  • Betty Hung is Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA’s Policy Director, overseeing the organization’s strategic policy and advocacy initiatives to promote equal access and equal justice for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities in solidarity with other underserved communities.
  • Sharon Kyle, Professor of Law, People’s College of Law, Publisher, LA Progressive, and ACLU-SoCal National Board Rep, who will talk to ACLU’s response locally and nationally to Donald J. Trump’s executive orders and campaign promises.
  • Aiha Nguyen, Moderator, is policy analyst on the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy’s Grocery-Retail Project and is member of the ACLU-SoCal Pasadena/Foothills Chapter’s board.
  • Unai Montes-Irueste—moderator, SEIU, ACLU Southern California, is a long-time media strategist, policy analyst, community organizer, and public school teacher. The event is free and open to the public Contact: joana.amador@gmail.com, 323.972.8920

Cosponsors: ACLU-SoCal Pasadena/Foothills Chapter • ACLU-SoCal San Fernando Valley Chapter • Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity • Justice Not Jails • LA Progressive

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February 9, Media: Interfaith Movement Featured in The Mercury News

The Mercury News, “In Trump era, Bay Area churches offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants”

February 5, 2017

Our team in the Bay Area is diligently working to provide Sanctuary to those in need.  The following article shares the story of a family that has been provided sanctuary in Bay Area with a congregation that is a part of our Sanctuary Team. The Mercury News detailed their experience and the work of our Sanctuary teams.  We are thankful that we have had the opportunity to not only provide sanctuary to those in need but to also train teams who are interested in providing sanctuary.

It was a very brave action that she has taken and I’m so happy that there is an organized sanctuary coalition in Denver that has been able to offer an alternative choice for her, rather than just her walking into her own deportation,” said the Rev. Deborah Lee, immigration program director for the Oakland-based Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. “I think ‘sanctuary’ provides another community alternative for people.

See full article here

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February 16: Rapid Response Mobilization Organizing Meeting

As the faith community, we must continue to stand in solidarity with immigrants and refugees as increased attacks come down from the Administration. We know from Trump’s Executive Orders and announcements that immigration enforcement will increase deportations and ICE raids have begun.  As faith allies, we are called to be in solidarity through rapid response mobilization to stop these raids, stop these deportations and support impacted communities. In the face of President Trump’s extremist anti-immigrant agenda we must respond with a prophetic and bold voice.

You are invited to attend our first organizing meeting taking place this coming Friday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Our host church is St, Mary of Magdalene Catholic Church which is located at;

8540 Weirick Road

Corona, CA 92883

The goals of our meeting are the following;

  • Counter this wave of terror through the immigrant community with a message of hope, faith and planned action within the immigrant communities in the Inland Valleys.
  • Organize a response to the  Administration’s’ attack on immigrants through faithful witness to disrupt raids and immigration enforcement through prayerful and prophetic presence.

We are counting on your leadership at this meeting and pray that if you cannot attend you will send someone who will be able to report back and engage in this organizing effort.

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