Coloradans for Immigrant Rights

Immigrant detention center vigil in Aurora, CO

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Immigrant detention center vigil will start at the Northwest corner of 30th Avenue and Peoria Street in Aurora. ICE just renewed and expanded its contract with for-profit detention corporation GEO. The contract is for ten years and expands the number of people ICE will be detaining from 432 to 525. $23 million more taxpayer dollars will go to GEO each year. The move comes despite the Obama administration’s repeated commitments to limit the use of detention and the Colorado community’s clear demands over the last 3 years to close GEO.

Coloradoans Celebrate AFSC's Work

By Arnie Carter, AFSC volunteer

I am a very fortunate guy, because I work with both the Romero theater troupe and I am on the Area Program Committee  of AFSC here in Denver. This past Saturday, September 17, these two groups intersected at the 2011 AFSC Annual Public Gathering here in Denver. One of the highlights of the gathering is the Jack Gore Memorial Peace Award, given this year to Paula VanDusen and Linda Smoke (see below for more info).

Vigil in Solidarity with Detained Immigrants

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Did you know...very close to your own home, thousands of hard working immigrant mothers, fathers, students and community members are detained every year? For more information, please contact Piper at jpiper@afsc.org or 303.623.3464 ext. 5.

Denver intern explores globalization

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.

Immigrant Detention Flowchart

Jordan Garcia and immigrant detention

Jordan Garcia and immigrant detention

At left, Jordan Garcia, AFSC Colorado Immigrant Ally Organizing Director, and Gerardo act out a flowchart depicting the connections between various aspects of immigrant detention. They do so at a meeting of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights (CFIR), a project of AFSC.

This Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights flowchart depicts some of the connections between various aspects of immigrant detention. CFIR is a project of AFSC.

Regis Students Engage with Immigration Issues

By Gabriela Flora, AFSC Project Voice Regional Organizer

We have been strengthening, expanding and deepening our relationship with Regis University in Denver. The panel, workshops and class project AFSC has partnered with Regis on have provided important mechanisms to work with students and faculty to educate about, bring light to and work for change on immigration issues.

Community Meeting for Immigrants and Allies

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 2:00pm

YOU ARE INVITED to an urgent community meeting for families of immigrants and their allies.

Guest speakers: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL) and Rep. Jared Polis (CO)

Co-sponsored by several groups, including Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC Colorado.

 

For more information contact: (303) 922-3344

Coloradoans Speak Out Against Immigrant Detention

This is coverage on FIRE -- Feminist International Radio Endeavour from AFSC’s February vigil at the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado:

http://www.radiofeminista.net/index.php/en/english-home/304-broken-us-immigration-policy.html

Speak Truth to Power Legislative Visits Training

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 5:00pm

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights invites you to come practice SUCCESSFUL & fruitful meetings with your legislators! Take some time to practice your talking points among friends!  Are you hoping to visit with your legislator about Immigration Reform this legislative session? Speaking with your policy makers can take a little practice! Get some feedback, offer some advice to others!  Julie Gonzales, Political Coordinator at the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition will be joining us to provide a legislative overview of upcoming bills! 

The Complete Home for the Holidays Survival Handbook

What to do when immigration comes up over family dinner?

Developed by Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights, an AFSC project, this handbook offers practical advice for how to talk about immigration with family, friends and others.

For more information, contact Jordan Garcia, AFSC Colorado Immigrant Ally Organizing Director, at JGarcia@afsc.org.

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