- Thursday May 18, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:30 pm Day One: “Sanctuary Everywhere” Panel Discussion and Workshop for Migrant Allies in English
- Friday May 19, 2017 from 2:00pm-6:00pm Day Two: “Muro Informativo” in Spanish
- Saturday May 20, 2017 from 9:00pm-7:00pm Day Three: “Muro Informativo” in Spanish
YWCA Francis McClelland Community Center,
525 N. Bonita Avenue
For Conference Registration: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-884-7810 ex 108, and indicate wether you are registering for the English, Spanish Sessions for the conference, or both, and whether you will need childcare (available on day 3.) There is no cost to attend the conference, but donations are welcome to cover conference expenses.
“The YWCA Promotoras Rompiendo Cadenas, a collaborative of the Latina Leadership Initiative, with the Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center are hosting a three-day immigration conference. The goal of the conference is to provide information on current immigration policies, executive orders, and create a coalition on behalf of immigrants in our community to bring hope and justice to immigrant families in Tucson affected by anti-immigrant policies.
The first day of the conference will include a Panel Discussion and Workshop on immigration and providing tools for allies to better advocate for immigrant families.
The second day of the conference will be a half day of workshops in Spanish relating to current state of immigration law, knowing one’s rights in the event of an immigration stop or detention. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the review process of immigration applications regarding criminal background.
The third day of the conference will include a full day of workshops in Spanish including workers’ rights, immigration remedies for victims of crime (the U-Visa and VAWA petitions) resources from the Mexican Consulate’s Office of Protection, information for parents that are Mexican nationals and have U.S. Citizen children, and resources available in the Nogales, Sonora for repatriated families.
The third day of the conference will also have child care for children over the age of four years funded through donation.
The conference will conclude with a “Tardeadea” that will include a resource fair to share information about local immigration non-profits and advocacy groups. Thetardeada will conclude mariachi, dancing, and a piñata for the children in the child care program.
One of the conference keynote speakers will include Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, a Mexican attorney and internationally acclaimed academic in the area of immigration and women’s rights. With a long history in Tucson, Rubio-Goldsmith has been recognized as a local hero by the Tucson Weekly, and was presented with the Dolores Huerta Legacy Award, by Dolores Huerta herself. Rubio-Goldsmith is one of the founders of the Binational Migration Institute at the University of Arizona, a founders of the Mexican American Studies program at the University of Arizona, and one of the founders of Pima Community College. Ms. Rubio-Goldmith has dedicated her life to advocating for immigrants and women’s rights.
Some of our community partners for this conference include;
The Florence Project
Immigration and Workers Rights Clinic of the James, E. Rogers College of Law
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
This conference is part of YWCA Southern Arizona’s strategic direction of Building a World that Works for Everyone. YWCA has led the fight for economic and social justice in Arizona for over 100 years. Arizona is the fifth poorest state in the nation, on a troubled Border, in a State known for policies that are unfriendly to women, children, immigrants, LGBTQ people and the working poor, where more money is spent each year on prisons than on schools. The Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy Center, STAT, is challenging the extreme agenda that hurts Arizona women, families and minorities, and is devastating our economy and environment. The Latina Leadership Initiative, a program of the Women’s Center for Economic Opportunity, seeks to level the playing field for women in business and at work.
The mission of the YWCA Southern Arizona is “Eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”
The organization provides services, business training, employment training, and advocacy at the Frances McClelland Community Center located at 525 N. Bonita Ave, Tucson 85745. For additional information and to register visit the website atwww.ywcatucson.org”