AFSC-SENE works for comprehensive immigration reform. The question of a 10 year old child a rally, “Which half of me will you deport?” reflects the fear that many families in our community live with.
Project Voice organizer Luis Magana works in the San Joaquin valley town of Stockton, an area rich in ethnic diversity, by utilizing emerging community issues and neighborhood campaigns to highlight underlying structural injustices.
Project Voice's purpose is to strengthen the voices of immigrant-led organizations in setting the national agenda for immigration policy and immigrants' rights, in order to foster a fuller integration of immigrants and refugees in their new communities. Project Voice combines local and national organizing, education, and outreach campaigns to achieve a strategic impact on key immigration and refugee issues, including legalization, abuse of authority, community relations, workers' rights, globalization, and other human rights issues.
Orientation meeting for the first cohort of fellows of the Tamejavi Culture and Art Series.
Founded in 1998 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), The Pan Valley Institute (PVI) creates a safe place for immigrants and refugees to learn from one another and build community. Inspired by the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee, which served as an important training base for the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century, the Pan Valley Institute brings a diverse range of grassroots immigrant leaders together in cultural gatherings, leadership trainings, thematic workshops, fellowship programs, and residential retreats to increase immigrant participation and power across California’s Center Valley. Like the Highlander Center, PVI’s work is guided by the principles of popular education, participatory action research and cultural organizing.