Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Events / Past Events

PICC organizes and co-sponsors many events including lobby days, public actions, educational trainings, citizenship days and member meetings. Below are upcoming and recent PICC and PICC member organization events.

Shut Down Berks Vigil & Honk-in

Shut Down Berks Coalition,Berks Stands Up

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that has hosted a prison for immigrant families, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the other being Texas. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect, and in its first year of operation, a mother was raped repeatedly. In early 2021, the families from Berks were released and now there is uncertainty if ICE will detain other immigrant individuals. Families continue to be detained in the Texas centers. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the end of family detention in the US as well as the permanent closure of the Berks County Detention Center and for the building to be repurposed for human services. Event link here
#ShutDownBerks #EndFamilyDetention
 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533-8700, United States

Virtual Citizenship Class

HIAS Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network (PCAN) will host another FREE virtual citizenship class starting next month!

HIAS Pennsylvania will host an online class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm. Class begins Tuesday, April 20th. Interested students should call 215-832-0900 to register in advance.

 Students must speak basic English and have a green card to be eligible for the class. Space is limited and students may not enroll in more than one PCAN citizenship class at a time.

From April 19-23, immigrant serving organizations and immigrant leaders across Pennsylvania will be lifting up a collective message that Congress must provide a pathway to citizenship for all, end deportations, and include all families in COVID relief.

RSVP on Facebook and bookmark the Week of Action Toolkit to stay up to date on virtual and in-person actions!

We are excited to invite you to PICC’s 5th Annual Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening on June 5-6, 2021.

Bookmark and check the Convening web page for details on registration and program.