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.

Esta sessión informativa tratara el cambio propuesto a la regla de la carga publica. Esta medida podria afetar a todos los inmigrantes y sus familias que reciben o plenean recibir bienestar o beneficio público.

This information session will discuss the proposed changes to the public charge rule, that may affect immigrants and their families who receive or plan to receive public benefits.

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 4261 N. 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140

“Shitholes” Art Exhibit (Philadelphia)

Le Chapeau Project & PICC

The exhibit, titled “Shitholes,” aims to promote emerging and unknown contemporary artists not often showcased in typical galleries while challenging the current negative narratives that surround many nations across the globe.

Live musical and artistic performances are from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit will give the audience the chance to get a better glimpse of what these artists and their countries of origin are really all about, and the hope is that a diverse mix of people will attend.

Entry is free and open to the public; however, Le Chapeau Project will be accepting donations in hopes to help provide support to the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC).

 The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

September Vigil to #ShutDownBerks

Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness/Shut Down Berks Coalition

Pennsylvania is one of two states in the nation that hosts a prison for immigrant children, known as the Berks County Detention Center, the others being Texas. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.

September’s monthly vigil will be led by “Artists Against Family Detention.” Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center.

Parking is available at the buildings across the road and down the hill from the center. More info on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA, 19533

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign. Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Presenter: Anne Martin Montgomery, Adoptee Rights Campaign

Presentation: As many as 64,000 children adopted by US citizens between 1948 and 2016 may not have US citizenship. For decades, the US government allowed American parents to bring children into the country on a variety of visas, some of which do not guarantee access to citizenship. The Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC) is a national organization led by adoptees without citizenship. ARC works to promote a legislative solution and provide assistance to the impacted population. We will discuss who is covered and who is excluded under the current law and how you can help.

 ZooWebinar

Learn how legal and community pressure strategies can elevate a removal case into a deportation defense campaign, including best practices and ethical considerations for collaborating with community partners.  All lawyers and community members are invited to participate. For more information, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

Presented by David Bennion, Executive Director of the Free Migration Project.

CLE 3.0 hours (including 1.0 ethics)

There is a $30.00 registration fee. Register here!

 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

[En Español abajo]

 As part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen the capacity of immigrant leaders to advocate for the needs of their communities, the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC) will be holding a U.S. Civics and Advocacy Training in Pittsburg on Saturday, October 27thfrom 9:30-1:00 PM. Participants will learn about:

  • The structure of the different levels of government in the United States
  • The process for passing policies, local ordinances and legislation in Pennsylvania
  • Conducting an effective advocacy meeting with their elected representatives

Lunch will be provided. Language interpretation and childcare available upon request. Registration is required. Register now! 

Contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org if you have any questions.

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Como parte de nuestros esfuerzos para fortalecer la capacidad de los líderes inmigrantes, la Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) llevará a cabo un taller sobre cívica y abogacía efectiva en Pittsburg el sábado 27 de octubre de 9: 30-1: 00 PM. Los participantes aprenderán sobre:

  • La estructura de los diferentes niveles del gobierno en los Estados Unidos
  • El proceso para aprobar políticas, ordenanzas locales y legislación en Pensilvania
  • Llevar a cabo una efectiva reunión con sus representantes electos

El almuerzo será proporcionado. Interpretación de idiomas y cuidado de niños disponibles bajo petición. Registro es obligatorio ¡Regístrate ahora! Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Carlos Adolfo González, coordinador de  capacidades, .al carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

 2116 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign. Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Topic: Driver’s Licenses for All Campaign

This webinar will be conducted in English

Module 1: Overview of Immigration Law

The first module provides an overview of U.S. immigration law to help Navigators understand the functioning and shortcomings of the U.S. immigration system. This training is part of a series of sixRegister here

What is a Community Navigator? Community Navigators are community members who receive specialized training to provide quality immigration services for their communities in an empowering and effective way. The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) will be hosting a series of trainings in Lancaster from November 7th to November 17th, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

 Webinar

Este seminrio web se tomara acabo en Español

Navegantes Modul0 1: Introduccion a La ley de Inmigración

El primer módulo proporciona una descripción general de la ley de inmigración de EE. UU. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegistrese aqui.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios?Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Lancaster del 7 de noviembre al 17 de noviembrede 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

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Modules 2 & 3 will be offered on the same day. Interpretation is available upon request! Los módulos 2 y 3 se ofrecerán el mismo día. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

Navigator Training Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegister here.

Navigator Training Module 3: Deportation Defense/Defensa contra la deportación

This module focuses on understanding what immigrant communities can do to protect themselves and their families from deportation. This training is part of a series of six. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegister here.

 308 E. King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

This training will be conducted in English.

Navigator Training Module 6: Presentation and Training Skills

Module 6 focuses on learning the basic presentation and training skills that Navigators will need to effectively present information to others in their communities. This training is part of a series of six. Register here.

 Church World Service-Lancaster, 308 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Este taller sera tomado acabo en Español. 

Navegantes Modulo 6: Habilidades para hacer presentaciones 

El Módulo 6 se enfoca en aprender las habilidades de capacitación que los Navegadores necesitarán para presentar información de manera efectiva a otras personas. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegistrarse aqui.

 Church World Service-Lancaster, 308 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Modules 4 & 5 will be conducted on the same day. Language interpretation available upon request. Los módulos 4 y 5 se ofrecerán el mismo día. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

Navigator Training Module 4: Eligibility Screening/Preselección de elegibilidad

Navigators learn how to use and complete the eligibility-screening tool under the supervision of an attorney. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenden a usar y completar la herramienta de preselección de elegibilidad para beneficios migratorios bajo supervisión. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleresRegister here.

 Navigator Training Module 5: Citizenship/Ciudadanía

Navigators will learn about the requirements for U.S. citizenship and how to complete a citizenship application under supervision. This training is part of a series of six. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los requisitos para la ciudadanía y cómo completar una solicitud bajo supervisión. Este taller es para de una serie de seis talleres. Register here.

 Church World Service-Lancaster, 308 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Join activists from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. Every call we will have an in-depth presentation on a different topic or campaign. Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Topic: 2018 Election Debrief