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Immigration Crisis in the Bay Area: Meeting with Gayle McLaughlin and Immigrant Groups

Monday, February 05, 2018
6:45 PM - 9:45 PM
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215 Golden Gate near Leavenworth
San Francisco

OccupyForum presents…

Immigration Crisis in the Bay Area
Meeting, Discussion and Planning
With Gayle McLaughlin and All Groups Working
to Stop Deportations

We are witnessing a most serious threat to our immigrant communities.
But it is important to realize that the attacks on immigrants have aroused widespread, diverse and potentially powerful opposition. Included are immigrant groups themselves, activist groups, churches and faith groups, labor unions, lawyers, and some progressive, especially local, politicians.

Gayle McLaughlin is the former two-term mayor of Richmond, CA, Richmond’s first corporate-free elected official, and a co-founder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance. As Mayor, Gayle led Richmond to significant transformation into a progressive City establishing rent control, increasing minimum wage, forcing Chevron to pay over $100 million in taxes, reducing homicides, preventing foreclosures, and promoting green energy. She is currently running for Lt. Governor to seize this moment for real, people-focused change. Gayle will speak to us about her campaign and the RPA model, and then focus on her position in support of defending immigrant rights, and how we need to mobilize to address the crisis at hand.

Groups are working to establish a presence at ICE at 630 Sansome from 4 - 6 pm every weekday. We are devoting our Monday OccupyForums to this issue and beginning to hold meetings for the Immigrant community and their supporters. This Monday will include our first meeting of groups devoted to stopping deportations. With our different tactics and strategies, we’ll discuss how we can offer each other support and unification to stop ICE.

Monday, February 5th, from 6:45 - 9 pm at SEIU Local 2
215 Golden Gate Avenue near Civic Center BART station
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!

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