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Advocates Mark One Year of Witness, Resistance at GEO Detention Center

On May 3, 2010, about 250 immigrant rights advocates marked their first year of witness at the GEO Detention Center for immigrants in Aurora, Colorado. Participating groups included the American Friends Service Committee, Romero Theater Troupe,  Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community, 10:30 Catholic Community and faith communities and allies from across Denver, Aurora, and Fort Collins.

Romero Troupe

Members of the Romero Troupe dramatize the desensitizing which leads to discrimination against and oppression of immigrants.

AFSC, Grupos de Inmigrantes y de Religiosas Denuncian la Propuesta de Ley de Arizona

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 19, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Piper, jpiper@afsc.org , 720-301-185 

Demanda a Presidente Obama: Deja de Separar Nuestras Familias y Comunidades

Jennifer Piper 4-19-10

Jennifer Piper addresses press conference.

Jennifer Piper of AFSC addresses a press conference.

Eva at May day rally

eva at rally

Eva addresses crowd in Manchester, NH.

Coloradoans Decry Arizona Action

The American Friends Service Committee, Faith and Immigrant Rights Groups to Decry Arizona Bill and Draconian ICE Action

Say to President Obama Stop Separating Our Families

Colorado Press conference 4-19-10

Coloradoans support immigrant rights

Supporters of immigrant rights gather at a Denver press conference on April 19, 2010 to decry Arizona legislation.

GSO-ImmigrationSimulation

Participants in an AFSC immigration simulation.

Immigration: Know Your Rights Resources

We’ve been working to organize workshops for immigrant communities in Charlotte and Greensboro about “knowing your rights” in case of immigration raids. We have expanded to include information about Powers of Attorney so that our undocumented neighbors can prepare their affairs in case of detention or deportation.  Below are some of the resources we've used in our workshops.

Resources:

Immigration: Resources for Immigration Simulation

GSO-ImmigrationSimulation

Participants in an AFSC immigration simulation.

The AFSC immigration simulation is a  hands-on activity for participants to explore the roots of migration and the challenges faced by immigrants. This interactive simulation highlights the reasons rural Mexicans migrate to the US and some of the challenges they face. During the participatory activity, participants will learn about demands on life in rural Mexico, in border towns and in a US worksite, and everyone plays a role. The simulation is engaging, thought-provoking, and also fun.

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