Project Voice organizer Luis Magana works in the San Joaquin valley town of Stockton, an area rich in ethnic diversity, by utilizing emerging community issues and neighborhood campaigns to highlight underlying structural injustices.
Project Voice's purpose is to strengthen the voices of immigrant-led organizations in setting the national agenda for immigration policy and immigrants' rights, in order to foster a fuller integration of immigrants and refugees in their new communities. Project Voice combines local and national organizing, education, and outreach campaigns to achieve a strategic impact on key immigration and refugee issues, including legalization, abuse of authority, community relations, workers' rights, globalization, and other human rights issues.
The Pan Valley Institute (PVI) creates a place for immigrants and refugees to gather, learn from each other, and rebuild their world. Inspired by the historic Highlander Institute in Tennessee, which served as an important training base for the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century, the Pan Valley Institute grassroots leaders together from many communities to work together for more immigrant participation in the life of the Valley and of our nation.
200 marched in the small town of Farmersville (pop 11,000) and presented the mayor a petition for the city to reject the anti immigrant proposals in Congress.
For more than 50 years, AFSC's Farm Labor Program (Proyecto Campesino) has supported farmworkers throughout the San Joaquin Valley in their quest for humane working conditions, safer housing, affordable health care, and recognition due them as working members of society. In the wake of recent anti-immigrant scapegoating, Proyecto Campesino has defended the rights of immigrant workers and their families, countering negative public perceptions with accurate information.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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