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One Family One Alabama: Immigrant Rights Report Back & Strategy Discussion
Date Tuesday January 10
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
518 Valencia Street: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
San Francisco, CA 94110
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Amidst a front-line human rights crisis in Alabama powerful multiracial coalitions are growing. African American Freedom Riders are working with Latin@ Dreamers who are working with Occupy Birmingham and others to fight back against HB56-- one of the most oppressive anti-immigrant bills in the US.

Hear from organizers who have been working in Alabama about the impacts of HB 56 on the ground, the value based organizing strategy and untied front approach. Please bring your thoughts on how we can build this movement and what Bay Area organizers and organizations can contribute.

Alabama, is both a place which experienced some of the harshest racism and civil rights abuses and also some of the most impactful and influential organizing of the civil rights movement. That history is still so present and many of the veterans and decedents of the civil rights movement are stepping up in the struggle against HB 56, outraged at the parallels of racism, abuse and Jim Crow nature. Immigrants are getting organized and forming new organizations all over the state. As the impacts become more widely felt and recognized unlikely allies, like business associations, republican farmers and business owners, international business, city chambers of commerce, mayors, county sheriffs and police chiefs are coming out against the law. Incredibly present is the potential national impact of the struggle and possible deep effects of a repeal on immigrant and human rights movement nationally.

Spanish translation will be available. This space is wheelchair accessible. To help keep this space accessible to people with chemical injuries please refrain from wearing perfumes or strong scents
Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 9th, 2012 11:38 AM

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