Archive | Week of Action
The Uncovering the Truth Campaign will consist in part of a series of coordinated events and actions across the nation along with the filing of a federal lawsuit during the week of April 26, 2010. The events listed below are part of the Campaign.
Local Contact: Carlos Garcia 520-248-1697 karlox_00 at hotmail.com
Local Contact: Carl Berquist 213.353.1334 or cbergquist at chirla.org
Wednesday April 28th (10 AM)
Location Change: San Bernardino City Hall
300 North “D” Street
San Bernardino, CA 92418
Immigrant rights advocates will announce a FOIA request of the San Bernadino Sheriff’s Department on recent implementation of Secure Communities as well as its ongoing participation in the controversial 287(g) program, along with the announcement of a May 1st Immigrant Workers’ Rights March in San Bernardino, and a call to end racial profiling in Arizona.
Contact: Suzanne Foster (310) 486-8499, sfoster.peoc at verizon.net
Thursday, April 29th (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA
Film Screening: Join community members and advocates for a screening of “800 Mile Wall,” followed by panel discussion regarding the imminent passage of SB1070 in Arizona and the recent participation of Sonoma County in the so-called “Secure Communities” program, which occurred without public consultation or discourse.
Contact: Davin Cardenas (707) 318-2818, davin_cardenas at yahoo.com
Location Change: Government Center (south side), 111 NW 1st St., Miami, FL 33128
Press Conference: Florida Immigrant Coalition and WeCount! release a report titled “Immigrants, Police and Community Safety: A Community Study about Why Immigrants Do Not Trust Local Law Enforcement in Miami-Dade County” and announce a second public information request to Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department concerning the county’s participation in ICE’s so-called “Secure Communities” program.
Contact: Jonathan Fried (305) 281-9377, jonathan at we-count.org
Tuesday, April 27th (9 AM to 4:30 PM)
Catholic Charities of Atlanta – 680 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA
Training: “Responding to ICE Enforcement in 2010″ is an intensive one-day training on current ICE enforcement mechanisms and providing assistance following an ICE action. The training will highlight enforcement issues in Georgia. Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Atlanta and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC).
Contact: Azadeh Shahshahani (770) 303-8111, ashahshahani at acluga.org
Press Conference and Protest in Front of Detention Center: Recently Prince George County decided to participate in the failed “Secure Communities” program. The protest was sparked by the case of 26 year-old Florinda Fabiola Lorenzo- Desimilian of Gables Residence, who was arrested last Tuesday for selling $2 telephone cards without a license in her home, taken into custody leaving her 13 month old baby, 5 year-old and 10 year old in the custody of her parents, and subsequently transferred to ICE custody by the County.
Contact: Tania Del Angel at 240-353-2288 or tdelangel at casamd.org.
Tuesday, April 27
Wind of the Spirit, Immigrant Resource Center, Office
19 Market St. Morristown, NJ
Morristown Round Table: Local residents will discuss the negative impact of police-ICE collaborations like 287(g) and the so-called “Secure Communities” programs on community policing, they will also talk about findings from their community safety surveys with Morristown residents. Contact: Diana Mejia 201-563-1062 or windofthespirit1 at aol.com
At 7 PM
Morristown Town Meeting – 200 South St, Morristown, NJ
Local residents will testify before city councilmembers about the negative impact on community policing with programs like 287(g) and the so-called “Secure Communities” program. They will present the preliminary findings of a report by New York Law School on the fear to report crimes when police collaboration with ICE. The report is based on surveys with Morristown residents.
Local Contact: Diana Mejia 201-563-1062 winDOFTHESPIRIT1 at aol.com
NEW YORK CITY
Tuesday, April 27 (12 noon)
26 Federal Plaza New York, NY
Press Conference and Rally: Rights groups launch the national “Uncovering the Truth” campaign.
Local contact: Ravi Ragbir 917-566-4816 rrchanges at gmail.com
NC Justice Center – 224 S. Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Brown Bag Lunch & Workshop: “Uncovering the Truth: Institutionalized Racism in Public Policy” is an opportunity for participants to learn more about two key policies making national news-the racial profiling inherent in ICE collaboration with local police, a dangerous and disastrous practice that is at the heart of the new Arizona anti-immigrant law currently receiving wide national media attention. An action will be taken at immediately following the event. http://tinyurl.com/apr302010
Contact: Dani Martinez-Moore (919) 856-2178, dani at ncjustice.org
Local Contact: Shizuko 503 236 7916 info at pcasc.net
Tuesday, April 27th (11 AM)
Portland Immigrant and Civil Rights Advocates to Denounce Anti-Immigrant Initiatives in Oregon and Arizona: Advocates to Issue Local Reaction and Highlight Related Local Concerns
What: Press conference against Arizona SB 1070
Where: St Francis Church, 1131 SE Oak St, Portland, Oregon (the corner of 12th and Pine)
Marco Mejia: 503-740-8035, mejiayep at yahoo.com
Romeo Sosa: 503-381-0848, romeo at portlandvoz.org
Mifflin Park – 6th Street and Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA
Community Barbecue: Join the Cambodian Association of Greater Phildelphia, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia and JUNTOS/Casa de los Soles for the Family Unity Barbecue celebrating the strength and diversity of the immigrant community of Philadelphia, which is being threatened by Philadelphia Police Department collaboration with ICE. The event calls for an end to this collaboration and for the creation of local policies that support and protect all families.
Contact: Jen Rock, (267) 275-7810, nsmphiladelphia at gmail.com
Mickey Leeland Federal Building – 1919 Smith Street, Houston, TX
Press Conference: Houston will join in a national effort to put an end to ICE and police collaborations. Community leaders, leaders of faith and community members will ask the Obama Administration to put an end to programs like the so-called “Secure Communities” program and stop separating families.
Tuesday, April 27 at (10:00 AM)
The Wilon Building – 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC
Press Conference: Rights groups will be joined by national and local speakers to announce FOIA litigation against various federal agencies for information pertaining to ICE’s so-called “Secure Communities” program and asking for the termination of the program in Washington D.C. The press conference will also launch the national “Uncovering the Truth” campaign.
Local Contact: Mackenzie Baris 202-974-8224 mbaris at dclabor.org