Tuesday – 11/10 – ONLINE – Truth Act Forum Webinar – (12:00pm – 1:00pm PST)
Facebook link here. The fight for immigrant justice continues after the passing of SB-54, also known as the California Values Act. SB-54 was signed into law on October 5, 2017 and went into effect on January 1, 2018. SB-54 disables the use of state and local resources from engaging in deportations and makes it that schools, health facilities, and courthouses are safe spaces for all community members.
In this webinar, immigration experts will discuss the details of SB-54 and its requirements on local law enforcement, in preparation for the Ventura County Truth Act Forum on November 17, 2020 at 4pm.
The panel will also discuss the larger meaning of California as a Sanctuary State.
The panel will be moderated by Nidia Bello, Community Organizer, Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE). Panelists include:
- Salvador G. Sarmiento, National Campaign Director, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
- Angela Chan, Policy Director & Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Reform Program, Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Asian Law Caucus
- Julissa Peña, Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center
Interpretation will be provided both in Spanish and Mixteco. To register for the event, visit: https://www.buen-vecino.org/truth-act-forum-webinar-hold
The event is co-sponsored by Buen Vecino, CAUSE, MICOP, CLUE-VC, Ventura County LULAC, ACLU- Ventura Chapter, & SURJ.
Thursday – 11/12 – ONLINE – Mass Call – All in for Climate & Communities – (3:00pm PST)
Facebook link here. Take a good rest everyone, because our work begins again now! To secure a more stable climate and equitable communities, it will take a mass movement uniting to fight for climate, racial and economic justice for all.
Join us on Thursday at 3:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm EST for the third in our series of Sierra Club mass calls, where we’ll be talking about the path towards historic climate action under a Biden-Harris administration, drilling down into the specifics of our plan to get there (hint: it involves you!), and sharing next steps for how each of us can be part of creating the change we need.
RSVP now and we’ll send you the link.
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Thursday – 11/19 – ONLINE – “Two Sides of Justice” – (3:30 – 5:30 pm PST)
Facebook link here. In this session, we will explore the “Two Sides of Justice” curriculum by engaging in the activities and discussing how and where this curriculum could be implemented. We will discuss questions like: What is justice? How can we address violence in non-punitive ways? How do carceral systems impact people who cause harm and who have been harmed?The session will be as interactive as you like: Engage in the conversations or listen in — all are welcome.About Santera Matthews
Santera Matthews is a queer, mixed indigenous (Keewenaw Bay Ojibwe) organizer born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Santera’s work focuses on supporting people who are criminalized for acts of self-defense, facilitating and supporting restorative and transformative justice processes, and supporting LGBTQ people who are incarcerated in Wisconsin as an organizer with Black and Pink.TICKETS
Donation-based and free tickets are available. Please reserve free tickets for people of color and people with limited income. If you can afford to make a donation of any amount, please do so. All funds raised will go towards the event (closed captioners, interpreters, support roles, presenter).Please register here to obtain the zoom link info one day before the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/two-sides-of-justice…ACCESS
This virtual event will include live closed-captioning and ASL interpretation. We will have (at least) one break with enough time for a snack and a stretch. For any accessibility requests or questions, please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.SAFETY & SECURITY
This webinar will be recorded. Please do not share the webinar link or password.CURRICULUM
We encourage everyone to review the curriculum prior to attending the session on 11/19. Access the “Two Sides of Justice” curriculum: https://issuu.com/…/two_sides_of_justice_full…Presented by Project Nia as part of the “Building Your Abolitionist Toolbox: Everyday Resources f
Sun – 11/27 – OXNARD – Swap Meet Justice – Volunteer Citizenship Fair on the *LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH –
*Unless Cancelled due to COVID closure of Oxnard College Marketplace.
(The Oxnard Community Marketplace is still closed down due to the pandemic, earliest estimate in November 8th, which puts off our next appearance to November 29th.)
More information here on how to volunteer to help, or to get immigration paperwork, including citizenship application, renewals for DACA and green cards, done under the oversight of volunteer local immigration attorneys and accredited representatives. This fair is cosponsored by CLUE-VC, Ventura Co. Legal Aid, El Concilio Family Services, UFW, SEIU 721, and community volunteers
- Due to DHS rulings, NO NEW DACA applicationscan be taken at this time.
- DACA fees remain the same ($495), but now you need to renew EVERY YEAR.
- Green Card Renewals reduced by $10
- Citizenship UP by 80% to over $1000!!!!