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For anyone leaving from Brown's campus, a group of us will be leaving from Faunce Arch at 5:10pm to walk together to Burnside Park where we will join community members and march to the State House. Bring art, posters, and energy to chant with us! #HereToStay ...

Defend DACA | RI

September 8, 2017, 5:30pm - September 8, 2017, 6:30pm

On September 5, 2017 President Trump chose to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), leaving millions of individuals in a state of shock and disbelief. We must stand together to show solidarity for all Rhode Islanders who have been directly affected and members of the greater immigrant community. El 5 de septiembre de 2017, el Presidente Trump optó por rescindir la Acción Diferida (DACA), dejando a millones de personas en estado de shock e incredulidad. Debemos unirnos para mostrar solidaridad a todos los habitantes de Rhode Island que han sido directamente afectados, asi como los miembros de la mayor comunidad de inmigrantes. 5:30PM -- Meet at Burnside Park across from Kennedy Plaza downtown Providence. / Llegamos al parque Burnside, en el centra de la Ciudad de Providence 6:00PM -- March will begin and head towards the RI State House. / La marcha comienza y llega a la casa del estado. Organized by/Organizado por CASO Action Group: Kara Cebulko Kevin Escudero Sarah Trayers Javier Juárez Marta V. Martínez Organized by the Coalition of Advocates for Student Opportunities (CASO) with support from the Providence Immigrant Rights Coalition (PIRC); Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition (BIRC) and local community based organizations.

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El primero de mayo, Cosecha: Rhode Island invita a los trabajadores y estudiantes que dejen los restaurantes, los hoteles, las aulas y todos los negocios para paralizar la economía y demostrar el poder de los inmigrantes y estudiantes que contribuyen a este país cada día.

No vamos a trabajar. No vamos a la escuela. No vamos a comprar. Unete al Movimiento Cosecha este primero de Mayo!

OJO: Los invitamos a la marcha organizada por Trabajos por Justicia y otras organizaciones comunitarias en la tarde. Pueden ver ese evento aqui:
(www.facebook.com/events/233082660501126/)
!!! Nos juntaremos en el parque Burnside, al lado de Kennedy Plaza en downtown Providence. Marcharemos hasta el parque Dexter, con el castillo amarillo, para una manifestacion y celebracion. !!!

Traigan a la familia y enseñemos el poder de los trabajadores, los inmigrantes y estudiantes!!

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On May 1st, Cosecha invites workers and students to leave the restaurants, the hotels, the classrooms, and all businesses in order to paralyze the economy and demonstrate the millions of dollars that immigrants and students contribute daily.

We will not go to work. We will not go to school. We will not buy.
Join Movimiento Cosecha May 1st!

NOTE: We invite you to join the march organized by Jobs with Justice and other community organizations in the afternoon. Check out their event here:
(www.facebook.com/events/233082660501126/)

!!! We will meet up at Burnside Park, by Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. We will march to Dexter Park, with the yellow castle, for a celebratory rally. !!!

Bring all of your family and show worker, immigrant, student power & solidarity!
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Cosecha RI: Primero de Mayo

May 1, 2017, 3:00pm - May 1, 2017, 7:00pm

ENGLISH BELOW: El primero de mayo, Cosecha: Rhode Island invita a los trabajadores y estudiantes que dejen los restaurantes, los hoteles, las aulas y todos los negocios para paralizar la economía y demostrar el poder de los inmigrantes y estudiantes que contribuyen a este país cada día. No vamos a trabajar. No vamos a la escuela. No vamos a comprar. Unete al Movimiento Cosecha este primero de Mayo! OJO: Los invitamos a la marcha organizada por Trabajos por Justicia y otras organizaciones comunitarias en la tarde. Pueden ver ese evento aqui: (www.facebook.com/events/233082660501126/) !!! Nos juntaremos en el parque Burnside, al lado de Kennedy Plaza en downtown Providence. Marcharemos hasta el parque Dexter, con el castillo amarillo, para una manifestacion y celebracion. !!! Traigan a la familia y enseñemos el poder de los trabajadores, los inmigrantes y estudiantes!! -------------------------------------------- On May 1st, Cosecha invites workers and students to leave the restaurants, the hotels, the classrooms, and all businesses in order to paralyze the economy and demonstrate the millions of dollars that immigrants and students contribute daily. We will not go to work. We will not go to school. We will not buy. Join Movimiento Cosecha May 1st! NOTE: We invite you to join the march organized by Jobs with Justice and other community organizations in the afternoon. Check out their event here: (www.facebook.com/events/233082660501126/) !!! We will meet up at Burnside Park, by Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. We will march to Dexter Park, with the yellow castle, for a celebratory rally. !!! Bring all of your family and show worker, immigrant, student power & solidarity!

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On May 1st, the U.S. will experience that largest immigrant strike of our generation organized by Movimiento Cosecha. 400,000 immigrant workers have already committed to strike on May 1st to demand permanent protection, dignity, and respect for our community. In solidarity, students all over the country are going to join workers on strike by walking out on May 1st to take the streets.

In solidarity with workers in RI and nationwide, the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition (BIRC) will host an Art for Immigrant Justice Day to contribute to the May 1st Action. The event will take place on Friday, April 21st at 12pm on the Main Green.

Bring your friends and let's make art and banners together for the action!
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Art for Immigrant Justice

April 28, 2017, 12:00pm - April 28, 2017, 2:00pm

On May 1st, the U.S. will experience that largest immigrant strike of our generation organized by Movimiento Cosecha. 400,000 immigrant workers have already committed to strike on May 1st to demand permanent protection, dignity, and respect for our community. In solidarity, students all over the country are going to join workers on strike by walking out on May 1st to take the streets. In solidarity with workers in RI and nationwide, the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition (BIRC) will host an Art for Immigrant Justice Day to contribute to the May 1st Action. The event will take place on Friday, April 21st at 12pm on the Main Green. Bring your friends and let's make art and banners together for the action!

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Please sign the petition! Outspoken immigrant advocates are being detained and need our support!

migrantjustice.net/free-enrique-and-zully
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ATTENTION! On Friday, March 17th, two Cosecher@s and Justicia Migrante Migrant Justice advocates were detained by ICE after an organizational meeting. We are asking to ALL Cosecher@s to sign this petition: migrantjustice.net/free-enrique-and-zully and post a photo or video of yourself asking for Kike and Zully to be released. We will not be silenced, we will continue to organize for the permanent protection, dignity, and respect of all undocumented immigrants in this country. ATENCION! Este Viernes, 17 de Marzo, dos Cosecher@s y lideres de Justicia Migrante fueron detenidos por ICE después de una junta organizadora. Estamos pidiendo que TODO cosecher@ firme esta petición: migrantjustice.net/free-enrique-and-zully suba una foto o video en sus redes sociales pidiendo la liberación de de Kike y Zully utilizando los hashtags #FreeKike and #FreeZully. No seremos silenciados, seguiremos organizando por la protección permanente, dignidad, y respeto de todos los inmigrantes indocumentados.

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On Wednesday, March 22nd, we invite you to stand up to protect our immigrant neighbors in Rhode Island.

The House Judiciary Committee will face a choice in either protecting our immigrant neighbors from Trump's deportation force, or collaborating with federal immigration officials in the splitting apart of families and our community.

The Comittee will hear H5515 (webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5515.pdf), a bill we support, as it would:

• Prevent ICE from enlisting the help of local law enforcement officials in deporting families.

• Protect cities and towns from the threat of litigation as a result of cooperating with ICE, as it prevents said cooperation

We encourage community members to testify AGAINST H5093 (webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5093.pdf), a bill that would:

• It will not make our communities safer. This bill mandates widely discredited policing practices, eroding public trust and making local policing more difficult. And has been publically opposed by Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, and also nationally criticized by mayors and police chiefs.

• It will drive our immigrant communities further underground, making people less likely to report crimes for fear of being targeted by the police.

• ICE's Secure Communities Program has deported several undocumented immigrants as a result of "collateral" arrests, leading to the deportation of those who have not committed nor been convicted of any crime in the United States.
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Protect Our Immigrant Neighbors

March 22, 2017, 3:30pm - March 22, 2017, 7:30pm

On Wednesday, March 22nd, we invite you to stand up to protect our immigrant neighbors in Rhode Island. The House Judiciary Committee (room 205) will face a choice in either protecting our immigrant neighbors from Trump's deportation force, or collaborating with federal immigration officials in the splitting apart of families and our community. The Comittee will hear H5515 (webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5515.pdf), a bill we support, as it would: • Prevent ICE from enlisting the help of local law enforcement officials in deporting families. • Protect cities and towns from the threat of litigation as a result of cooperating with ICE, as it prevents said cooperation We encourage community members to testify AGAINST H5093 (webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5093.pdf), a bill that would: • It will not make our communities safer. This bill mandates widely discredited policing practices, eroding public trust and making local policing more difficult. And has been publically opposed by Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, and also nationally criticized by mayors and police chiefs. • It will drive our immigrant communities further underground, making people less likely to report crimes for fear of being targeted by the police. • ICE's Secure Communities Program has deported several undocumented immigrants as a result of "collateral" arrests, leading to the deportation of those who have not committed nor been convicted of any crime in the United States. Read more on what 287(g) cooperation could mean for Rhode Island: www.rifuture.org/deportation-force-backyard/

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Folks,

please join the Undocumented and DACAmented initiative on Wednesday, 7pm at Barus and Holley (BarHol). Navigating Graduate School as an Undocumented/DACAmented student. Dinner will be provided and please invite your friends! Interested in attending graduate school and wondering what the experience might be like as an undocumented and/or DACA student? Panelists will share their experiences navigating the higher education system as undocumented, DACAmented, first-generation and low-income students. We will also have representatives from the Graduate School to speak with interested candidates.

When: Wednesday 22, 2017
Where: Barus & Holley, Room. 165
Time: 7:15 - 8:30pm

I hope to see you there.
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The RI state legislature is considering a new bill, supported by the Governor, to provide free college tuition to all RI graduating students for the first two years of college. As we understand it, this would also include undocumented students since they are eligible for in-state tuition. Join the Brown Progressive Action Committee at Faunce Arch to walk down. They are also organizing folks to testify. BIRC would like to collaborate with them to send folks together.
If you want to meet at the state house: the House Finance Committee is meeting at 4:00PM (but testimonies to start at 4:45PM). They will be in the basement of the State House in Room 35.
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Support Free RI Public Tuition: Brown Team

March 15, 2017, 3:00pm - March 15, 2017, 4:30pm

Governor Gina Raimondo's free tuition proposal is being considered by the House Finance Committee on Wednesday March 15th. Instead of our weekly phone bank, BPAC will be coming together with other Rhode Island residents to show that there is strong support for the proposal. We will be meeting at 3:00 pm at Faunce Arch before walking down to the statehouse to make our voices heard at a rally for free tuition before the committee meeting. If you are able to join us, please fill out this Google Form: goo.gl/forms/JRmAILSDraAFRr243 Following the rally, people will speak in support of the proposal before the committee. If you would like to testify at the hearing, please mark that on the Google Form. At this time, there will also be lobbying for a bill that bans domestic abusers from having guns. You are encouraged to come to the statehouse if you'd like to lobby for that bill as well. Here's more info on the proposal: www.freecollegeri.com/

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"Learn from DIIRI staff & staff attorneys what the latest Executive Actions mean to you & the community, about what your rights are regardless of your legal status & what legal resources are available to you locally. Other guests TBA & interpreters will be available." Follow event on Facebook for details, especially given weather forecast.

Aprende de abogaos sobre las ultimas Ordenes Ejecutivas y como se aplican a tu situación, a la comunidad, y aprende de tus derechos sin importar su estatus legal y cuales son los recursos legales a su disponibilidad localmente. Otros invitados serán anunciados y intérpretes estarán disponibles. Sigue el evento en Facebook para mas detalles, especialmente dado el pronóstico del tiempo.
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Know Your Rights?!

March 23, 2017, 6:00pm - March 23, 2017, 7:00pm

Learn from DIIRI staff & staff attorneys what the latest Executive Actions mean to you & the community, about what your rights are regardless of your legal status & what legal resources are available to you locally. Other guests TBA & interpreters will be available. This is *free* & open to the public.

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TODAY 3-6pm!!

** Traducción mas abajo **
"On February 28, we will deliver a petition to the offices of Democratic Representatives Corvese, O'Brien, Phillips, Ucci, and Edwards to express our opposition to the so-called “PUBLIC SAFETY AND PROTECTION ACT” (Bill H 5093). This bill would make it a crime for local public officials not to aggressively target immigrants in our community and allow any citizen to sue them if they didn’t...

Sign the petition here:
petitions.moveon.org/workingfamilies/sign/dont-write-trumps-anti?source=c.em&r_by=4643457

El 28 de febrero, entregaremos una petición a los Representantes Demócratas Corvese, O'Brien, Phillips, Ucci y Edwards para dejar claro nuestra oposición al llamado “ACTO DE SEGURIDAD Y PROTECCIÓN PÚBLICAS” (Bill H 5093). Esta propuesta de ley definiría como acto criminal que los funcionarios públicos no persiguieran y acosaran a los inmigrantes de nuestra comunidad, y permitiría que cualquier ciudadano demandara al oficial que se negara a hacerlo."
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Don't Legislate Trump's Hate!

February 28, 2017, 3:00pm - February 28, 2017, 5:00pm

** Traducción mas abajo ** On February 28, we will deliver a petition to the offices of Democratic Representatives Corvese, O'Brien, Phillips, Ucci, and Edwards to express our opposition to the so-called “PUBLIC SAFETY AND PROTECTION ACT” (Bill H 5093). This bill would make it a crime for local public officials not to aggressively target immigrants in our community and allow any citizen to sue them if they didn’t. This measure forces every local official to be a tool of Trump’s racist immigration policy -- and it goes against Rhode Island values & and what Democrats purport to stand for. Representatives, take your names off it! Sign the petition here: petitions.moveon.org/workingfamilies/sign/dont-write-trumps-anti?source=c.em&r_by=4643457 More information on why we oppose Bill H 5093: • It will not make our communities safer. This bill mandates widely discredited policing practices, eroding public trust and making local policing more difficult. And has been publically opposed by Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, and also nationally criticized by mayors and police chiefs. • It will drive our immigrant communities further underground, making people less likely to report crimes for fear of being targeted by the police. • In a state whose hallmark is The Independent Man, H 5093 would require your state and local governments to do what they are told by the Trump administration, whether it is good for Rhode Islanders or not, including reporting the citizenship status of any Rhode Islander to the Federal Government. ** This event is being organized by a new coalition to protect immigrant rights ** // El 28 de febrero, entregaremos una petición a los Representantes Demócratas Corvese, O'Brien, Phillips, Ucci y Edwards para dejar claro nuestra oposición al llamado “ACTO DE SEGURIDAD Y PROTECCIÓN PÚBLICAS” (Bill H 5093). Esta propuesta de ley definiría como acto criminal que los funcionarios públicos no persiguieran y acosaran a los inmigrantes de nuestra comunidad, y permitiría que cualquier ciudadano demandara al oficial que se negara a hacerlo. Esta medida obliga a todo funcionario público a ser una herramienta de las políticas de inmigración racistas de Trump – y además va en contra de los valores del estado de Rhode Island y todo lo que los Demócratas pretenden defender. ¡Pedimos a los Representantes que quiten sus firmas de esta propuesta! Se puede firmar la petición aquí: petitions.moveon.org/workingfamilies/sign/dont-write-trumps-anti?source=c.em&r_by=4643457 Más información acerca de por qué oponerse al Bill H 5093: • No hará que nuestras comunidades sean más seguras. La propuesta ordena unas prácticas policiales que han sido rotundamente desacreditadas, que dañarían la confianza pública y harían más difícil el trabajo policial local. Además, Steven Pare, el Comisionado de la Seguridad Pública de Providence, se ha declarado públicamente en contra de la propuesta, que ha sido criticada a nivel nacional por alcaldes y jefes de policía. • La propuesta llevaría a que nuestras comunidades de inmigrantes se escondieran, haciendo que la gente estuviese menos dispuesta a reportar crímenes por el miedo de ponerse en la mira de la policía. • En un estado cuyo sello distintivo es el “Hombre Independiente,” H 5093 requeriría que su gobierno tanto estatal como local hiciera lo que diga la administración de Trump, sea bueno o malo para los ciudadanos de Rhode Island; esto incluye reportar el estatus de ciudadanía de cualquier residente de Rhode Island al Gobierno Federal. ** Este evento ha sido organizado por una nueva coalición interesada en la protección de los derechos de inmigrantes**

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Know your rights! Conozca sus derechos! #NoBanNoWallNoRaids #Heretostay ...

What should you do if ICE shows up at your door? Keep calm and remember you have rights.

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Hey! We're helping THEDREAM.US let people that know that scholarships are available for highly motivated DACA students. Want to help one of these students get a free scholarship, tell them to apply now > bit.ly/2fdBXtP

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For all the undocumented students hustling to get an education, this is for you <3 Start my application now : bit.ly/2fdBXtP

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Today the 25 workers detained by ICE in Buffalo, NY are starting their #Journey2Dignity to demand permanent protection dignity and respect for all undocumented workers.

The Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition (BIRC) stands in solidarity with the #Buffalo25 and #MovimientoCosecha in their call for justice.
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BIRC is holding a food sale at JWW (69 Brown St) and the Blue Room (84 Waterman St) to support the Tam Tran Scholarship, the only scholarship in Rhode Island specifically for undocumented and DACAmented students. Please come support! ...

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Community members SHUT DOWN ICE and risk arrest to stand in solidarity with the 25 restaurant workers detained in Buffalo, NY!

Mass deportation is a national crisis! ICE raided 4 restaurants and detained 25 workers last week in the same place.

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition supports #MovimientoCosecha and we stand with the #Buffalo25

"La Semana pasada, Inmigracion detuvo a mas de 25 trabajadores de restaurante en Buffalo NY. Necesitamos proteccion permanente, dignidad y respecto para nuestras comunidades se sientan seguras. Nosotros apoyamos a los #buffalo25"
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Community members and activists shut down ICE Field Office and risk arrest in support of #Buffalo25 buffalo25.com

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Folks in Rhode Island/Gente de Rhode Island:

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the Cosecha Movement- a growing popular movement for the permanent protection, dignity and respect of all immigrants!

No percas esta oportunidad de aprender sobre Movimiento Cosecha-- un movimiento popular para la proteccion permanente, el respeto, y la dignidad para todos los inmigrantes!

TODAY at 5pm! HOY a las 5pm!

October/octubre 1 (Saturday/sábado)
5-7 pm: Providence
Oficinas de ONA / Offices of ONA
122 Manton Ave. Providence, RI

They will have pizza!

Cosecha Tour MA y RI / Gira de Cosecha de MA y RI
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Cosecha Tour MA y RI / Gira de Cosecha de MA y RI

September 10, 2016, 3:00pm - September 24, 2016, 2:00pm

Heard about Cosecha?? We are a growing popular movement for the permanent protection, respect, and dignity of all immigrants, and we are expanding in Massachusetts and Rhode Island! We are holding traings and workshops across the two states in September and October. Don't miss your chance to learn more about Cosecha's culture, strategy, and principles. Respond below if you wan to be a part of one of these workshops or would like to bring Cosecha to your city, or sign up for a training here: actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-up-for-a-training-apuntese-para-un-entrenamiento ** Has escuchado de Cosecha?? Somos un movimiento popular para la proteccion permanente, el respeto, y la dignidad para todos los inmigrantes, y estamos expandiendo en Massachusetts y Rhode Island! Vamos a tener entrenamientos y talleres en varios lugares en los dos estados durantes los meses de septiembre y octubre. No pierdas tu oportunidad de aprender mas sobre la cultura, la estrategia, y los principios de Cosecha. Responde aquí si quiere ser parte de unos de estos talleres o si quieres tener un taller de Cosecha en tu ciudad, o regístrate para un entrenamiento aqui: actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-up-for-a-training-apuntese-para-un-entrenamiento September/septiembre 10 (Saturday/sábado) 8:30 am - 4 pm: Lynn/Salem Immaculate Conception Church / Iglesia de la Concepción Inmaculada 15 Hawthorn Blvd, Salem September/septiembre 10 (Saturday/sábado) 5 -7 pm: New Bedford CEDC, 1285 Acushnet Ave. October/octubre 1 (Saturday/sábado) 5-7 pm: Providence Oficinas de ONA / Offices of ONA 122 Manton Ave. Providence, RI October/octubre 1 (Saturday/sábado) 3-6 pm: New Bedford de nuevo! CEDC, 1285 Acushnet Ave. October/octubre 2 (Sunday/domingo) 1-4 PM: Framingham Framingham Public Library 49 Lexington St. Framingham, MA 01702 October/octubre 24 (Monday/lunes) 6:30 - 9 pm: Brockton Location TBA Lugar se determinará October/octubre 27, 28, o 30 (exact date TBD / fecha exacta se determinará) Waltham Time and location TBA Lugar y horario se determinará OCTOBER/OCTUBRE 29 (SATURDAY/SABAD0) ALL MA AND RI ASSEMBLY / ASAMBLEA DE TODO MA Y RI Time and location TBA Lugar y horario se determinará

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For currently and formerly undocumented Black immigrants!

If you're in the east coast, sign up for an amazing convening organized by UndocuBlack Network!

"We will have a full day of free legal consultations, workshops & sharing of informational resources from 11:30am to 6:00pm. Dinner will be served.
Attendees should pre-register at bit.ly/undocublacknyc to secure their space and receive further details. Please share the registration form with undocuBlack persons in New York City and its surrounding areas."

If you're an ally and want to volunteer at this event, please fill out the form below:

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs6QnjgUZJWuz6nnND6ASNA-ITa9ehHu_HEIfIJrwW27qu8w/viewform?link_...
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ICYMI: On Saturday October 1st, we will be holding a regional convening in New York City for currently and formerly Black undocumented immigrants. We will have a full day of free legal consultations, workshops & sharing of informational resources from 11:30am to 6:00pm. Dinner will be served.Attendees should pre-register at bit.ly/undocublacknyc. Please share the registration form with undocuBlack persons in New York City and its surrounding areas.

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Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition shared AJ+'s video. ...

Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America are coming to the U.S. to escape violence – but how is the U.S. government responding?

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Archived Snapshot: 2017-03-31

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Please sign the petition! Outspoken immigrant advocates are being detained and need our support!

migrantjustice.net/free-enrique-and-zully

ATTENTION! On Friday, March 17th, two Cosecher@s and Justicia Migrante Migrant Justice advocates were detained by ICE after an organizational meeting.

We are asking to ALL Cosecher@s to sign this petition: migrantjustice.net/free-enrique-and-zully and post a photo or video of yourself asking for Kike and Zully to be released.

We will not be silenced, we will continue to organize for the permanent protection, dignity, and respect of all undocumented immigrants in this country.

Estamos pidiendo que TODO cosecher@ firme esta petición: migrantjustice.net/free-enrique-and-zully suba una foto o video en sus redes sociales pidiendo la liberación de de Kike y Zully utilizando los hashtags #FreeKike and #FreeZully.

No seremos silenciados, seguiremos organizando por la protección permanente, dignidad, y respeto de todos los inmigrantes indocumentados.

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

On Wednesday, March 22nd, we invite you to stand up to protect our immigrant neighbors in Rhode Island.

The House Judiciary Committee will face a choice in either protecting our immigrant neighbors from Trump's deportation force, or collaborating with federal immigration officials in the splitting apart of families and our community.

The Comittee will hear H5515 ( webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5515.pdf ), a bill we support, as it would:

Prevent ICE from enlisting the help of local law enforcement officials in deporting families.

Protect cities and towns from the threat of litigation as a result of cooperating with ICE, as it prevents said cooperation

We encourage community members to testify AGAINST H5093 ( webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5093.pdf ), a bill that would:

It will not make our communities safer. This bill mandates widely discredited policing practices, eroding public trust and making local policing more difficult. And has been publically opposed by Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, and also nationally criticized by mayors and police chiefs.

It will drive our immigrant communities further underground, making people less likely to report crimes for fear of being targeted by the police.

ICE's Secure Communities Program has deported several undocumented immigrants as a result of "collateral" arrests, leading to the deportation of those who have not committed nor been convicted of any crime in the United States. …

March 22, 2017, 3:30pm – March 22, 2017, 7:30pm

On Wednesday, March 22nd, we invite you to stand up to protect our immigrant neighbors in Rhode Island.

The House Judiciary Committee (room 205) will face a choice in either protecting our immigrant neighbors from Trump's deportation force, or collaborating with federal immigration officials in the splitting apart of families and our community.

The Comittee will hear H5515 ( webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5515.pdf ), a bill we support, as it would:

Prevent ICE from enlisting the help of local law enforcement officials in deporting families.

Protect cities and towns from the threat of litigation as a result of cooperating with ICE, as it prevents said cooperation

We encourage community members to testify AGAINST H5093 ( webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H5093.pdf ), a bill that would:

It will not make our communities safer. This bill mandates widely discredited policing practices, eroding public trust and making local policing more difficult. And has been publically opposed by Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, and also nationally criticized by mayors and police chiefs.

It will drive our immigrant communities further underground, making people less likely to report crimes for fear of being targeted by the police.

ICE's Secure Communities Program has deported several undocumented immigrants as a result of "collateral" arrests, leading to the deportation of those who have not committed nor been convicted of any crime in the United States.

Harry Liendo

Harry Liendo

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

The RI state legislature is considering a new bill, supported by the Governor, to provide free college tuition to all RI graduating students for the first two years of college. As we understand it, this would also include undocumented students since they are eligible for in-state tuition. Join the Brown Progressive Action Committee at Faunce Arch to walk down. They are also organizing folks to testify. BIRC would like to collaborate with them to send folks together.
If you want to meet at the state house: the House Finance Committee is meeting at 4:00PM (but testimonies to start at 4:45PM). They will be in the basement of the State House in Room 35. …

March 15, 2017, 3:00pm – March 15, 2017, 4:30pm

Governor Gina Raimondo's free tuition proposal is being considered by the House Finance Committee on Wednesday March 15th. Instead of our weekly phone bank, BPAC will be coming together with other Rhode Island residents to show that there is strong support for the proposal. We will be meeting at 3:00 pm at Faunce Arch before walking down to the statehouse to make our voices heard at a rally for free tuition before the committee meeting.

If you are able to join us, please fill out this Google Form: goo.gl/forms/JRmAILSDraAFRr243

Following the rally, people will speak in support of the proposal before the committee. If you would like to testify at the hearing, please mark that on the Google Form. At this time, there will also be lobbying for a bill that bans domestic abusers from having guns. You are encouraged to come to the statehouse if you'd like to lobby for that bill as well.

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

March 23, 2017, 6:00pm – March 23, 2017, 7:00pm

Learn from DIIRI staff & staff attorneys what the latest Executive Actions mean to you & the community, about what your rights are regardless of your legal status & what legal resources are available to you locally. Other guests TBA & interpreters will be available.

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

[URGENT] [BROWN STUDENTS AND ALUMNI, PLEASE SIGN]

Help fellow Syrian student Khaled Almijali return to Brown. He is a member of our community who was affected by Trump's travel ban. In January 2017, after a successful first semester at Brown School of Public health, Khaled traveled to Turkey to assist his team in coordinating humanitarian assistance for Syria. When he tried to board his plane back to the U.S., he was notified that the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul had revoked his student visa. He is still stranded in Turkey, awaiting a decision on a new visa, while his pregnant wife is waiting for him in the U.S.
Please sign and share! #KhaledBackToBrown #NoBanNoWall …

Re-issue Student Visa to Syrian Doctor and Humanitarian Activist at Brown University

docs.google.com

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

TODAY 3-6pm!!

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"On February 28, we will deliver a petition to the offices of Democratic Representatives Corvese, O'Brien, Phillips, Ucci, and Edwards to express our opposition to the so-called SAFETY AND PROTECTION ACT" (Bill H 5093). This bill would make it a crime for local public officials not to aggressively target immigrants in our community and allow any citizen to sue them if they didn't…

Sign the petition here:
petitions.moveon.org/workingfamilies/sign/dont-write-trumps-anti?source=c.em&r_by=4643457

El 28 de febrero, entregaremos una petición a los Representantes Demócratas Corvese, O'Brien, Phillips, Ucci y Edwards para dejar claro nuestra oposición al llamado DE SEGURIDAD Y PROTECCI√ìN P√öBLICAS" (Bill H 5093). Esta propuesta de ley definiría como acto criminal que los funcionarios p√∫blicos no persiguieran y acosaran a los inmigrantes de nuestra comunidad, y permitiría que cualquier ciudadano demandara al oficial que se negara a hacerlo." …

February 28, 2017, 3:00pm – February 28, 2017, 5:00pm

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On February 28, we will deliver a petition to the offices of Democratic Representatives Corvese, O'Brien, Phillips, Ucci, and Edwards to express our opposition to the so-called SAFETY AND PROTECTION ACT" (Bill H 5093). This bill would make it a crime for local public officials not to aggressively target immigrants in our community and allow any citizen to sue them if they didn't. This measure forces every local official to be a tool of Trump's racist immigration policy — and it goes against Rhode Island values & and what Democrats purport to stand for. Representatives, take your names off it!

Sign the petition here:

petitions.moveon.org/workingfamilies/sign/dont-write-trumps-anti?source=c.em&r_by=4643457

More information on why we oppose Bill H 5093:

will not make our communities safer. This bill mandates widely discredited policing practices, eroding public trust and making local policing more difficult. And has been publically opposed by Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, and also nationally criticized by mayors and police chiefs.

will drive our immigrant communities further underground, making people less likely to report crimes for fear of being targeted by the police.

a state whose hallmark is The Independent Man, H 5093 would require your state and local governments to do what they are told by the Trump administration, whether it is good for Rhode Islanders or not, including reporting the citizenship status of any Rhode Islander to the Federal Government.

** This event is being organized by a new coalition to protect immigrant rights **

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El 28 de febrero, entregaremos una petición a los Representantes Demócratas Corvese, O'Brien, Phillips, Ucci y Edwards para dejar claro nuestra oposición al llamado DE SEGURIDAD Y PROTECCI√ìN P√öBLICAS" (Bill H 5093). Esta propuesta de ley definiría como acto criminal que los funcionarios p√∫blicos no persiguieran y acosaran a los inmigrantes de nuestra comunidad, y permitiría que cualquier ciudadano demandara al oficial que se negara a hacerlo. Esta medida obliga a todo funcionario p√∫blico a ser una herramienta de las políticas de inmigración racistas de Trump y adem√°s va en contra de los valores del estado de Rhode Island y todo lo que los Demócratas pretenden defender. ¬°Pedimos a los Representantes que quiten sus firmas de esta propuesta!

Se puede firmar la petición aquí:

petitions.moveon.org/workingfamilies/sign/dont-write-trumps-anti?source=c.em&r_by=4643457

No har√° que nuestras comunidades sean m√°s seguras. La propuesta ordena unas pr√°cticas policiales que han sido rotundamente desacreditadas, que dañarían la confianza p√∫blica y harían m√°s difícil el trabajo policial local. Adem√°s, Steven Pare, el Comisionado de la Seguridad P√∫blica de Providence, se ha declarado p√∫blicamente en contra de la propuesta, que ha sido criticada a nivel nacional por alcaldes y jefes de policía.

La propuesta llevaría a que nuestras comunidades de inmigrantes se escondieran, haciendo que la gente estuviese menos dispuesta a reportar crímenes por el miedo de ponerse en la mira de la policía.

En un estado cuyo sello distintivo es el Independiente," H 5093 requeriría que su gobierno tanto estatal como local hiciera lo que diga la administración de Trump, sea bueno o malo para los ciudadanos de Rhode Island; esto incluye reportar el estatus de ciudadanía de cualquier residente de Rhode Island al Gobierno Federal.

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Know your rights! Conozca sus derechos! #NoBanNoWallNoRaids #Heretostay …

What should you do if ICE shows up at your door? Keep calm and remember you have rights.

AJ+

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

BIRC has signed on! Will you?

Please sign and share in solidarity with Water Protectors! …

STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS COME TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF THE WATER PROTECTORS AT STANDING ROCK

docs.google.com

Megha Sharma

Megha Sharma

If you don't want daca to be taken away, sign and share widely:

We the people request for the president of the United States to pardon DACA recipients. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

petitions.whitehouse.gov

Mituberos

Mituberos

Hey! We're helping THEDREAM.US let people that know that scholarships are available for highly motivated DACA students. Want to help one of these students get a free scholarship, tell them to apply now > bit.ly/2fdBXtP

www.facebook.com/wearemitu/videos/1676862035947565/

For all the undocumented students hustling to get an education, this is for you <3 Start my application now : bit.ly/2fdBXtP We are mit√∫

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Today the 25 workers detained by ICE in Buffalo, NY are starting their #Journey2Dignity to demand permanent protection dignity and respect for all undocumented workers.

The Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition (BIRC) stands in solidarity with the #Buffalo25 and #MovimientoCosecha in their call for justice. …

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Community members SHUT DOWN ICE and risk arrest to stand in solidarity with the 25 restaurant workers detained in Buffalo, NY!

Mass deportation is a national crisis! ICE raided 4 restaurants and detained 25 workers last week in the same place.

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition supports #MovimientoCosecha and we stand with the #Buffalo25

"La Semana pasada, Inmigracion detuvo a mas de 25 trabajadores de restaurante en Buffalo NY. Necesitamos proteccion permanente, dignidad y respecto para nuestras comunidades se sientan seguras. Nosotros apoyamos a los #buffalo25" …

Community members and activists shut down ICE Field Office and risk arrest in support of #Buffalo25

buffalo25.com

Movimiento Cosecha

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Folks in Rhode Island/Gente de Rhode Island:

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the Cosecha Movement- a growing popular movement for the permanent protection, dignity and respect of all immigrants!

No percas esta oportunidad de aprender sobre Movimiento Cosecha– un movimiento popular para la proteccion permanente, el respeto, y la dignidad para todos los inmigrantes!

TODAY at 5pm! HOY a las 5pm!

October/octubre 1 (Saturday/s√°bado)
5-7 pm: Providence
Oficinas de ONA / Offices of ONA
122 Manton Ave. Providence, RI

They will have pizza!

Cosecha Tour MA y RI / Gira de Cosecha de MA y RI

September 10, 2016, 3:00pm – September 24, 2016, 2:00pm

Heard about Cosecha?? We are a growing popular movement for the permanent protection, respect, and dignity of all immigrants, and we are expanding in Massachusetts and Rhode Island! We are holding traings and workshops across the two states in September and October. Don't miss your chance to learn more about Cosecha's culture, strategy, and principles. Respond below if you wan to be a part of one of these workshops or would like to bring Cosecha to your city, or sign up for a training here: actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-up-for-a-training-apuntese-para-un-entrenamiento

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Has escuchado de Cosecha?? Somos un movimiento popular para la proteccion permanente, el respeto, y la dignidad para todos los inmigrantes, y estamos expandiendo en Massachusetts y Rhode Island! Vamos a tener entrenamientos y talleres en varios lugares en los dos estados durantes los meses de septiembre y octubre. No pierdas tu oportunidad de aprender mas sobre la cultura, la estrategia, y los principios de Cosecha. Responde aquí si quiere ser parte de unos de estos talleres o si quieres tener un taller de Cosecha en tu ciudad, o regístrate para un entrenamiento aqui: actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-up-for-a-training-apuntese-para-un-entrenamiento

September/septiembre 10 (Saturday/s√°bado)

8:30 am – 4 pm: Lynn/Salem

Immaculate Conception Church / Iglesia de la Concepción Inmaculada

15 Hawthorn Blvd, Salem

September/septiembre 10 (Saturday/s√°bado)

5 -7 pm: New Bedford

CEDC, 1285 Acushnet Ave.

October/octubre 1 (Saturday/s√°bado)

5-7 pm: Providence

Oficinas de ONA / Offices of ONA

122 Manton Ave. Providence, RI

October/octubre 1 (Saturday/s√°bado)

3-6 pm: New Bedford de nuevo!

CEDC, 1285 Acushnet Ave.

October/octubre 2 (Sunday/domingo)

1-4 PM: Framingham

Framingham Public Library

49 Lexington St. Framingham, MA 01702

October/octubre 24 (Monday/lunes)

6:30 – 9 pm: Brockton

Location TBA

Lugar se determinar√°

October/octubre 27, 28, o 30 (exact date TBD / fecha exacta se determinar√°)

Waltham

Time and location TBA

Lugar y horario se determinar√°

OCTOBER/OCTUBRE 29 (SATURDAY/SABAD0)

ALL MA AND RI ASSEMBLY / ASAMBLEA DE TODO MA Y RI

Time and location TBA

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

For currently and formerly undocumented Black immigrants!

If you're in the east coast, sign up for an amazing convening organized by UndocuBlack Network!

"We will have a full day of free legal consultations, workshops & sharing of informational resources from 11:30am to 6:00pm. Dinner will be served.
Attendees should pre-register at bit.ly/undocublacknyc to secure their space and receive further details. Please share the registration form with undocuBlack persons in New York City and its surrounding areas."

If you're an ally and want to volunteer at this event, please fill out the form below:

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs6QnjgUZJWuz6nnND6ASNA-ITa9ehHu_HEIfIJrwW27qu8w/viewform?link_…

ICYMI: On Saturday October 1st, we will be holding a regional convening in New York City for currently and formerly Black undocumented immigrants. We will have a full day of free legal consultations, workshops & sharing of informational resources from 11:30am to 6:00pm. Dinner will be served.Attendees should pre-register at bit.ly/undocublacknyc. Please share the registration form with undocuBlack persons in New York City and its surrounding areas.

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

We, members of the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition (BIRC), are empowered by the collective efforts that resulted in recent policy changes in regards to undocumented students at Brown University. These changes will enable undocumented and DACA-mented students to apply as domestic applicants beginning this admissions cycle. Undocumented and DACA-mented applicants will now benefit from the university's need-blind admissions policy, and upon matriculation, Brown University will meet 100 percent of each students' demonstrated financial need.

This work would have been impossible without the tireless labor of students, faculty, and alumni, especially women of color and undocumented students who are too often the subject of institutional erasure. We recognize that there is much work left to be done, and BIRC is determined to remain active in the implementation of these policies at Brown. We are also committed to continue the fight within the global immigrant rights struggle in order to uphold our values and create a world where all forms of oppression are abolished. …

Brown to consider undocumented and DACA students as domestic applicants | News from Brown

news.brown.edu

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Apply!!! …

Scholarships for undocumented students with September and October deadlines

mydocumentedlife.org

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition shared AJ+ 's video. …

Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America are coming to the U.S. to escape violence but how is the U.S. government responding?

AJ+

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

#BlackLivesMatter

"Data released by the Department of Homeland Security shows that black immigrants are detained and deported at higher rates than their counterparts of other backgrounds. Over the past 20 years, since the 1996 laws have been in effect, statistics have shown a dramatic, alarming increase in the number of undocumented immigrants of African descent who have been racially profiled by local police and turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation. Estimates show that the deportation rate of undocumented black immigrants is five times their numbers in the undocumented population, which is similar to the overrepresentation of African Americans in the criminal justice system. Furthermore, black immigrants are twice as likely to be detained due to a criminal conviction. Even though black immigrants make up only 7% of the total immigrant population, 20% of all immigrants in deportation proceedings due to criminal convictions are black." …

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: The Immigration Challenge No One Is Talking About

time.com

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

terrible. please spread the word. …

National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition shared a link. …

UC President Napolitano proposes multi-year support for undocumented students

universityofcalifornia.edu

IDEAS at UCLA

IDEAS at UCLA

Support our 9th Annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference (IYEC) to raise awareness about the issues faced by undocumented students, parents and families! We started a Thunderclap; support it here: goo.gl/AAzhc3

#IYEC2016 on #May 28th

thunderclap.it

Coalition for Safer Rhodes

Coalition for Safer Rhodes

Please share and join us today at the State House!

Cinco de Mayo Driver's License Rally

May 5, 2016, 4:30pm

*Español abajo*

Please come to the State House this Thursday, Cinco de Mayo, to fight for the right of all people in Rhode Island to drive without fear! Our work runs Rhode Island! Let us continue to drive to work, and bring our children to school! No human is "illegal"!

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

"Victor will be released! ¬°Logramos liberar a Victor!

But the deportation case against him continues. Please keep sharing the petition! www.notonemoredeportation.com/portfolio/victor/

Movement to #FreeVictor Secures Human Rights Leader's Release From Immigration Custody

migrantjustice.net

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