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"Local to Global Justice: Challenging the Criminalization of People of Color"
Date Friday April 25
Time 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location Details
at San Jose State University, Friday April 25th, in the University Room
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorSang Hea Kil
"Local to Global Justice: Challenging the Criminalization of People of Color"

organized by Dr. Sang Hea Kil

at San Jose State University, Friday April 25th, in the University Room


Local struggles for Justice and Dignity (Panel 1)

Moderated by Dr. William Armaline

Miss Major, The TGI Justice Project
The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.

Charisse Domingo, YUCA
Youth United for Community Action, a grassroots community-organization created, led, and run by young people of color, majority from low-income communities, provides a safe space for young people to empower ourselves and work on environmental and social justice issues to establish positive systemic change through grassroots community organizing.

Raj Jayadev, De-Bug
Silicon Valley De-Bug is a collective of writers, artists, organizers, and workers based in San Jose, California. We are a project of Pacific News Service, a national news service located in San Francisco. De-Bug started in the Spring of 2000 by reporting on the hidden experiences of working people who were employed as low-wage temporary workers. As we grew as a collective we began exploring all of the issues of our community - in the workplace, schools, streets, relationships, and everything else.


Global Perspectives on Migration and Justice (Panel 2)

Moderated by Dr. Sang Hea Kil

Jennifer Allen, Border Action Network
Border Action Network formed in 1999 and works with immigrant families and border communities in rural and urban areas along the Arizona border with Mexico to ensure that our rights are protected, our human dignity upheld and that our communities are healthy and safe places for everyone to live. We are a membership-based human rights community organization that combines grassroots organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy and litigation, when necessary. We have five staff and nearly 700 members. Border Action remains unique to Arizona—as a community-based, immigrant-led organization--we continue to build the voice and therefore, the political, social and economic power of immigrant families and border communities.

Harjap Grewal, No One is Illegal
No One is Illegal - Vancouver is a grassroots anti-colonial immigrant and refugee rights collective with leadership from members of migrant and/or racialized backgrounds. No One Is Illegal works with migrant, racialized and indigenous communities to organize, educate, act and fight for their own self-determination.

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