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.

Modern African dance and traditional African music, an African marketplace, a mancala game station, craft making for families and more converge at the Penn Museum’s annual Celebration of African Cultures. Local storytellers and artists lead guests in an interactive exploration of traditions from across the African continent, set among the Museum’s collection of textiles, sculpture, and masks in the Africa Gallery, and among statuary and tomb materials from 5,000 years of Egyptian culture in the Egyptian galleries.

For more information on the event, including a detailed schedule for the day, please follow this link:
https://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/777/celebration-of-african-cultures

 Penn Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Modules 4&5 of our Community Navigator Training Series will be taught on the same day. Thank you to our partners Aquinas Center for hosting us and HIAS Pennsylvania for facilitating the training. Language interpretation and childcare available upon request and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615.

Los módulos 4 y 5 de nuestra serie de capacitación para Navegantes Comunitarios se impartirán el mismo día. Gracias a nuestros socios del Centro de Aquinas por hospedarnos a HIAS Pennsylvania por facilitar el taller. Se ofrecerán servicios de interpretación de idiomas y cuidado de niños a pedido. Registro es obligatorio. Haga clic aquí para acceder al formulario de registro. Para obtener más información acerca de esta capacitación, comuníquese con Carlos Adolfo González, coordinador de creación de capacidades del estado, en carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org o llamando al 215-832-0615.

Module 4: Eligibility Screening

One of the primary ways Navigators assist lawyers and DOJ accredited representatives is by completing eligibility screenings. In this module, Navigators learn how to use and complete the eligibility-screening tool. They also learn how to properly interview others and address sensitive questions while screening other community members during a pro se legal clinic under the supervision of an attorney and/or DOJ accredited representative.

Module 5: Citizenship

Becoming a U.S. citizen confers onto immigrants full legal protections, as well as the right to full civic participation in American society. This module focuses teaching Navigators how to assist others with the application process. Navigators first learn about the requirements and process to become a U.S. citizen. Then they learn how to screen for citizenship eligibility and complete an N-400 application in a pro se legal clinic under the supervision of an attorney or DOJ accredited representative. Navigators will also learn the requirements for application fee reductions and waivers and how to file these forms.

 Aquinas Center,

Learn how you can use the Welcoming Schools toolkit to pass resolutions and policies in your school district that will help protect immigrant and refugee families. You must register in order to participate. 

This toolkit provides students, parents, and community members with the information and tools they need to work with their schools to enact policies to ensure that all students, regardless of immigration status, are welcome, safe, and protected in the school environment. The toolkit includes sample resolutions and policies that can help keep children safe from immigration enforcement raids, protect student privacy, and affirm a commitment to acceptance and inclusiveness.

En Español- Este webinar se repetirá de 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM del 27 de Febrero (después de la version en ingles). Por favor registre aquí para participar en el webinar en español.

Aprenda como usar nuestro “Welcoming Schools Toolkit” o “Kit de herramientas de Escuelas Acogedoras” para aprobar resoluciones y políticas en su distrito escolar que ayudarán a proteger a las familias inmigrantes y refugiadas.

Este kit le ensenara herramientas a padres de familia, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad como pueden trabajar con sus escuelas para pasar este tipo de resoluciones y políticas para que todos los estudiantes sin importar su estatus migratorio se sientan seguros y protegidos en sus escuelas. Este kit incluye ejemplos de resoluciones y políticas que pueden ayudar a mantener a los estudiantes seguros contra redadas migratorias, proteger la privacidad de identidad, y afirman el compromiso de aceptación e inclusión en las escuelas.


              
            

En Español- Este webinar es de 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM del 27 de Febrero (después de la version en ingles). Por favor registre aquí para participar en el webinar en español.

Aprenda como usar nuestro “Welcoming Schools Toolkit” o “Kit de herramientas de Escuelas Acogedoras” para aprobar resoluciones y políticas en su distrito escolar que ayudarán a proteger a las familias inmigrantes y refugiadas.

Este kit le ensenara herramientas a padres de familia, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad como pueden trabajar con sus escuelas para pasar este tipo de resoluciones y políticas para que todos los estudiantes sin importar su estatus migratorio se sientan seguros y protegidos en sus escuelas. Este kit incluye ejemplos de resoluciones y políticas que pueden ayudar a mantener a los estudiantes seguros contra redadas migratorias, proteger la privacidad de identidad, y afirman el compromiso de aceptación e inclusión en las escuelas.


              
            

Know Your Rights/Conocza Sus Derechos – Downtown Pittsburgh

APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center

Come learn about how to safely interact with police and ICE in your home, your workplace, your car, and in the street. Employers and employees are also invited to come learn about proper workplace rights. Interpretation in Spanish and Mandarin; childcare provided. Please contact aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org with any questions.

 United Steelworkers Building, 60 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Know Your Rights/Conozca Sus Derechos – Southside Pittsburgh

APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center

Come learn about how to safely interact with police and ICE in your home, your workplace, your car, and in the street. Employers and employees are also invited to come learn about proper workplace rights. Interpretation in Spanish and Mandarin; childcare provided. Please contact aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org with any questions.

 Coro Pittsburgh, 26 South 27th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Pennsylvania is home to one of three immigrant family detention centers in the country, and the only publicly-owned one. Governor Wolf has known for two years that his administration could remove families from the abuse and neglect that they have been enduring in the Berks County Family Detention Center. The Governor’s administration has done the bare minimum to right the immoral and illegal detention of immigrant families.

FREE Together will lead this month’s vigil. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center. Follow the Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness and the Shut Down Berks Coalition on Facebook to get updates on events.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Join us May 20-21, 2018 for the third annual Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening!

Register Today!

Read more about the program, workshops, and speakers.

 Hilton Harrisburg, One North Second St, Harrisburg PA