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"Opening the Door of Hope" Caravan arrives in Newark

Opening the elevator door to the Immigrant Rights Program office on May 24 was both an action and a metaphor – members of the “Opening the Door of Hope” Caravan were there for a lunch meeting. The caravan started in Mexico and has been traveling in the U.S. to raise awareness of immigration issues, especially  the dangers immigrants face.

The Roots of US-Mexico Migration

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 1:00pm

Arnie Alpert and Dick Cornelius will report from their recent study trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, where they learned about circumstances that force people to migrate northward, and also about grassroots projects to enable people to stay home.  Sponsored by Keene Friends Meeting.

Mirgrant Rights Vigil

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Join in a Mirgant Rights Vigil while community groups meet with Governor Chafee to discuss: denouncing the (in)Secure Communities Program, ending police submission to hold request from Immigration, and driver's licenses for all.  We will tell our migration stories, enjoy music, and solidarity.   Sponsored by the Todos Somos Arizona coalition (We are all Arizona).

Globalization and Migration Zine

Fadima Gologo

Fadima Gologo at immigrant detention rally in Aurora, CO 8-1-11

AFSC Colorado intern Fadima Gologo shows her support for immigrant rights at an August 1, 2011 rally outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora. A native of Mali, Fadima is a senior at Wartburg College.

AFSC Denver intern Fadima Gologo created this zine on globalization and migration as part of her summer 2011 internship. She is a senior double major in International Affairs and Political Science at Wartburg College.

Denver intern explores globalization

Globalization and migration were the focus of Fadima Gologo’s summer 2011 internship with AFSC in Denver. A native of Mali, Fadima is a senior International Affairs/Political Science major at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Fadima prepared this zine on the topic for an August workshop on globalization geared mainly for members of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights.

Cultivating Peace, One Garden at a Time

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 6:00pm

Kiado Cruz, a community organizer from Oaxaca, Mexico, will discuss the use of community gardens to promote sustainable development and support the rediscovery of cultural food roots in indigenous communities.  The event will include a meal provided by the sponsoring organizations, and will raise funds to support Kiado Cruz's organization, the Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty.  His New England tour is sponsored by Witness for Peace.  Parking is available at "C" Lot and in downtown Du

bus map northern mexico

oaxaca bus poster

Bus stations in many Oaxacan towns advertise trips to the northern border region.

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