Opening the elevator door to the Immigrant Rights Program office on May 24 was both an action and a metaphor – members of the “Opening the Door of Hope” Caravan were there for a lunch meeting. The caravan started in Mexico and has been traveling in the U.S. to raise awareness of immigration issues, especially the dangers immigrants face.
Arnie Alpert and Dick Cornelius will report from their recent study trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, where they learned about circumstances that force people to migrate northward, and also about grassroots projects to enable people to stay home. Sponsored by Keene Friends Meeting.
Join in a Mirgant Rights Vigil while community groups meet with Governor Chafee to discuss: denouncing the (in)Secure Communities Program, ending police submission to hold request from Immigration, and driver's licenses for all. We will tell our migration stories, enjoy music, and solidarity. Sponsored by the Todos Somos Arizona coalition (We are all Arizona).
AFSC Colorado intern Fadima Gologo shows her support for immigrant rights at an August 1, 2011 rally outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora. A native of Mali, Fadima is a senior at Wartburg College.
AFSC Denver intern Fadima Gologo created this zine on globalization and migration as part of her summer 2011 internship. She is a senior double major in International Affairs and Political Science at Wartburg College.
Fadima Gologo, AFSC intern, on globalization and migration
Globalization and migration were the focus of Fadima Gologo’s summer 2011 internship with AFSC in Denver. A native of Mali, Fadima is a senior International Affairs/Political Science major at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
Fadima prepared this zine on the topic for an August workshop on globalization geared mainly for members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights.
Kiado Cruz, a community organizer from Oaxaca, Mexico, will discuss the use of community gardens to promote sustainable development and support the rediscovery of cultural food roots in indigenous communities. The event will include a meal provided by the sponsoring organizations, and will raise funds to support Kiado Cruz's organization, the Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty. His New England tour is sponsored by Witness for Peace. Parking is available at "C" Lot and in downtown Du
Bus stations in many Oaxacan towns advertise trips to the northern border region.
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