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May Day Tribute: How to Make Sanctuary Real
Date Saturday May 06
Time 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St., San Francisco
(at Ellis near Civic Center BART/Muni; on/near #19, #31, #38, #47 Muni bus lines)
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorFreedom Socialist Party
Emailbafsp [at] earthlink.net
Phone415-864-1278
Many cities have declared themselves sanctuaries in response to Trump’s brutal attacks on immigrants, refugees and Muslims. Communities are looking to bolster their defiance against travel bans, deportations, and ICE raids. How can unions, religious groups, schools, the left and immigrants effectively unite in defense of those targeted?

Speakers
Essie Garcia: Daughter of a Mexican immigrant, USF graduate who volunteers at El/La Para TransLatinas (ELLA) which provides education, counseling, and advocacy for transgender refugees

Norma Gallegos: Public high school worker and unionist with United Educators of SF, second generation Chicana, with the Comrades of Color Caucus of the Freedom Socialist Party

Porfirio Quintano & John Avalos, National Union of Hospital Workers (NUHW): Porfirio is a board member of the NUWH, a hospital environmental services aide and immigration activist. John is a former SF Supervisor of District 11 and the Education/Training Coordinator for NUHW. NUWH recently voted to declare itself a Sanctuary, promising to protect all members

Terry Valen: Organizational Director of the Filipino Community Center in SF who contributes to local and international fights for migrants rights, serving on the coordinating body of the International Migrants Alliance

Spoken Word by Nellie Wong: Poet, first U.S-born daughter of Chinese workers, feminist and decades-long anti-racist agitator

Door donation: $3-5, doors open at 1:00 pm
Spring Snack plates served for a $6 donation
To arrange childcare, please call three days in advance

To benefit the $100,000 Freedom Socialist Fund Drive

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