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Stop the Raids on Immigrants
Date Sunday April 29
Time 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
298 Valencia St. (corner of 14th St.), SF. On the #26 Muni line, and two blocks from the 16th Mission BART station.
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorMark Ostapiak
Emailwestcoastysa [at]
Address298 Valencia St.
Join us for a community forum with people fighting to

Sun. April 29, 2PM
Socialist Action Bookstore
298 Valencia St. (corner of 14th St.), SF
415-255-1080; westcoastysa [at]
Admission $5/$3 students, seniors, unemployed

Douglas Mundo-San Rafael Community Leader
Executive Director, Canal Welcome Center
Larisa Casillas-Director, Bay Area Immigrant Rights
John Beverly Butcher-Episcopal priest, author,
Steering Committee member, Multifaith Voices for Peace
and Justice
Carlos Villareal-Director, National Lawyers Guild,
San Francisco
Dr. Juan Carlos Arauz-San Rafael community activist
opposing ICE raids
Natalia Shul-Local 2, Shop Stewart, HERE-UNITE
Carlos Baires-May 1st Coalition
Mark Ostapiak-Member, Socialist Action

The raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has swept up over 18,000 immigrants nationally and more than 800 in the Bay Area. Many are sent to detention centers along the border where they can expect swift deportation without any regard for their human and legal rights.

This Homeland Security campaign, named “Operation Return to Sender,” tears apart families and seeks to terrorize a whole population of 12 million immigrants in the the U.S. Meanwhile, the official alternative offered in Congress is some form of legislation that would create an indentured-servitude-like guest worker program making immigrant workers dependent on their employer for their legal status.

A massive outpouring of 4-5 million immigrants and their allies on May 1, 2006 demonstrated the potential power they have to determine their own fate.

Dedicated activists around the country continue to organize to stop the raids. They are part of the new and vital civil rights movement in the U.S. for dignity and legalization of all undocumented immigrants.

Find a PDF of flyer at
Please print, post, forward, and distribute widely.

In solidarity,
Mark Ostapiak
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 16th, 2007 11:46 AM
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