Dear Baton Rouge Immigrants’ Rights Coalition:
Thank you to those who attended our last meeting on August 31st, the minutes are attached for your review, as well as the final messaging document that will be used to create a social media toolkit for the communications campaign that we will launch later this year. Our next meeting will be Friday September 28th from 11 am to 1pm at Charles R Kelly Community Center in Baton Rouge. The purpose of this meeting will be to review a draft one-pager about the coalition’s goals and values, finalize the dissemination strategy and review to finalize a social media toolkit.
Also, attached please find the flyers (English and Spanish) for the upcoming Citizenship Workshop hosted by Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge. They are looking for participants and volunteers for the event
- FFL team will develop one-pager about the coalition and present it for discussion, review and approval during September’s meeting
- FFL team will share 2-3 potential names for coalition to vote on via online survey before the next meeting
- FFL team will finalize graphics based on feedback from participants to draft a social media toolkit and press release
- Ms. Green will share information about her nonprofit organization Imagination Leads
- Nik will share information about a national organization trying to create a chapter in New Orleans to visit immigrants in detention centers, they are looking for community members to go to detention center to visit immigrants.
- Progressive Social Network is looking for your support to pass a Civil Rights ordinance in Baton Rouge that will 1)enact a new chapter to the city-parish municipal code establishing the rights of all citizens and thereby protect against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation based on real or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, familial status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status; and 2) create a commission to serve as an arm of enforcement of this new chapter by investigating complaints, encouraging mediation to the greatest extent possible, and when necessary, making determinations. Please sign the petition here and share it with your networks.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Foundation for Louisiana
Office #: 225-383-1672
The Louisiana Immigration Working Group will be meeting on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 3:00. We will meet at the LSBA Bar Center at 601 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA in the Founder’s Room. We will be sending out a separate calendar invitation.
Immigration issues have clearly been in the news, both locally and nationally. The group was formed to increase pro bono representation, to facilitate access to justice, and to open dialogues across those engaged in immigration as providers, attorneys, judges, officers, adjudicators, or respondents. The need for legal representation remains a paramount issue for our communities as does the need for information sharing and dialogue.
We encourage all of you to attend and look forward to our ongoing dialogue.
Kathleen Gasparian and Hiroko Kusuda
Prefer a call – Kathleen 504 262 9878
|Dear Sanctuary Coalition,
Together, we’ve done amazing things, including winning freedom for one family through Sanctuary and collective struggle! Now, it’s time to make transformative change in Kenner.
Our first ever action in Kenner, the Vigil to Recover Dignity and Stolen Wages is confirmed for Friday, September 21st from 6:30 to 8 pm. But we need YOUR SOLIDARITY so that everyone attending can be safe and to prevent abuses from continuing.
In Kenner, abusive employers prey on immigrant workers, knowing they can get away with exploitation simply by calling the police on workers who dare to stand up for their labor rights. The Kenner police arrest for minor charges like driving without a license and then transfer to ICE. Just the threat of police action is an easy way to intimidate workers and drive down wages for all.
Now, workers are uniting to tell their stories about intimidation in Kenner. Please sign up to ATTEND the vigil and/or help with RIDES using this link: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/i-can-support-undocumented-community-members-on-friday-september-21st! We need your presence and support with rides to ensure workers can tell their stories–and attend and leave the Vigil–without risk of arrest and deportation.
WHAT: Vigil to Recover Dignity and Stolen Wages
WHERE: Meet at 3407 Green Acres Road Metairie, LA at 5:30 pm to drive together (to prevent arrests of unlicensed drivers) to 3500 Arizona Avenue Kenner, LA 70065 for 6:30 PM.
WHEN: Friday, September 21st
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2226128394112947
Lead Organizer, Congress of Day Laborers
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
Organizadora Principal, Congreso de Jornalerxs
Centro de Trabajadores por la Justicia Racial de Nueva Orleans
This should be interesting/helpful for many of you — transitioning to adulthood is complex and complicated. Will be eager to hear from this group about methodologies and first-hand experience used in community health care and its workers’ roles.
Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
4140 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Dear Friends, Partners and Supporters of CBNO,
Tickets and Tables are now available for the annual Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Awards luncheon! We are moving the event to the Fair Grounds this year, on a Friday, which we think will make for a fun and memorable event. The date is November 9.
I have attached the information about for tables and tickets for the luncheon. Tables and tickets may also be purchased through Eventbrite. There are ticket discounts for Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum alumni and people under 35. When purchasing the tickets, the discount codes are ALUMNI for the Leadership Forum alumni and YP for people under 35.
We really need your support to make this a highly successful event, so please help us circulate this information through all your many circles, and please be sure to get your table or tickets early!
Thanks so much, and we hope to see you on November 9,
Keith G.C. Twitchell, President
Committee for a Better New Orleans
CBNO works to create equity and opportunity for all New Orleanians by developing community leaders, fostering civic engagement, and advocating for open, effective, accountable government. Our vision is a New Orleans where everyone has a voice and every voice is heard.