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.

With the increase in the number of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian detention and deportation in recent years, VietLead will be training volunteers to accompany impacted families to ICE check-ins. As a community, we have learned that when community members show up to support impacted folx during their check-in, ICE is less likely to detain them. As such, through this training, we hope that you will be ready to accompany our community when needed! Stay up to date on Facebook.

SIGN UP HERE: http://tinyurl.com/y43fepxk

Please contact Chị Thư at info@vietlead.org | 267-713-9089 if you have any questions.

 320 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

FREE Utility Clinic

Community Legal Services

CLS’ Energy Unit is hosting a FREE Utility Clinic on Saturday, March 23rd from 2-5 pm at Face to Face in Germantown (123 E. Price Street). All of the utilities, as well as LIHEAP and UESF will be in attendance, and we will have advocates to help clients work with and negotiate with the utilities.

Information and registration is on our website: https://clsphila.org/news/register-upcoming-cls-utility-clinic-march-23 or interested clients can call Rebecca McCord at (267) 443-2676.

 123 E. Price Street, Philadelphia ,PA 19144

Monthly Youth calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month

This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with immigrant rights work. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.

Wednesday, April 10 , 2019 
7:30- 8:30 PM 

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call

Feel free to e-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

 online - must register

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!

 Zoom Webinar

2019 GRIP Immigration Summit

Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP)

GRIP’s Annual Immigration Summit is an opportunity to learn more about the issues facing
many families in our local community. This year’s program will include:

  • Screening of a new documentary by artist Michelle Angela Ortiz as part of her Familias Separadas project, developed from interviews with families detained at the Berks Family Residential Center.
  • Discussion Groups focused around:
    • Workforce Development – untapped resources; changing demographics; fair labor laws
    • Healthcare Challenges – what care is available; where are the gaps; public charge concerns
    • Waking Dreams – video resource and tool for classroom or discussion groups

Register today!

 Francis Hall, Alvernia University, Reading PA

Deportation Defense Workshop (Morrisville)

Immigrant Rights Action & Welcoming the Stranger

Through this workshop, you will be equipped with an understanding of your basic rights, or the rights of someone you may know who encounters Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Additionally, we will walk you through the necessary steps for your family to be prepared in the event that you or a loved one is detained.

This workshop will equip participants with an understanding of the basic rights with respect to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the opportunity to practice exercising them. Additionally, we will walk attendees though the steps that families and employers can take to be prepared in the event that a loved one or employee is detained.

Registration for this free program is required.  Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.  Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger.  The full schedule is available here

 Morrisville United Methodist Church, 501 W Maple Ave (Taft and Maple Aves), Morrisville, PA 19067

Monthly Youth calls are every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

This call is for youth ages 14-25 in PA interested in learning how to engage with immigrant rights work. We will cover different topics each week. Topics are selected by our youth membership.

Wednesday, May 8 , 2019 
7:30- 8:30 PM 

REGISTER FOR THE CALL HERE. You will receive material and follow up information after each call.

We use zoom for our video calls. We suggest that you use your computer so you can see and be seen by participants. The goal is to keep people connected throughout the state. If you don’t have a computer or a video camera  you can use your phone and join like a regular call

Feel free to e-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482

 online - must register

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!

 Zoom Webinar

Deportation Defense Workshop (Doylestown)

Immigrant Rights Action & Welcoming the Stranger

Through this workshop, you will be equipped with an understanding of your basic rights, or the rights of someone you may know who encounters Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Additionally, we will walk you through the necessary steps for your family to be prepared in the event that you or a loved one is detained.

This workshop will equip participants with an understanding of the basic rights with respect to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the opportunity to practice exercising them. Additionally, we will walk attendees though the steps that families and employers can take to be prepared in the event that a loved one or employee is detained.

Registration for this free program is required.  Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.  Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger.  The full schedule is available here

 Salem United Church of Christ, 186 E Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Free Immigration Legal Clinic (Warminster)

Immigrant Rights Action, Welcoming the Stranger and HIAS PA

This clinic will offer participants the opportunity to be screened for eligibility for various forms of immigration relief, and to consult with an immigration attorney at no charge.  Some participants may additionally be eligible for pro-bono or low-bono representation.  Those who do not qualify for financial support will be provided with referrals to trustworthy private immigration attorneys.

Registration for this free program is required.   Child-care will be provided and rides from the Doylestown area are available upon request.   Please RSVP here.

This event is one of a series presented in Bucks County by Immigrant Rights Action and Welcoming the Stranger in conjunction with legal services provider HIAS-PA.  The full schedule is available here

 First Presbyterian Church of Warminster, 500 Madison Ave Warminster PA 18974

Fourth Annual Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening – June 9-10, 2019

Join immigrant and refugee communities, grassroots organizations, advocates, and allies from across the state for workshops, networking sessions, and opportunities to meet with legislators. Learn more about the event and register today!

 

 Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA

We are excited to announce our 5th Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Youth Leadership Convening! We believe in the important role and impact of young leaders in our movement. This is why PICC has continued to engage immigrant youth from across the state in advocacy, provided support and direct leadership development! In order to ensure that youth voices are at the core of the immigrant rights movement and decision making PICC has developed a new Youth Membership Initiative and continued to host our annual Summer Immigrant and Refugee Youth Convening.

Our convening will bring together 30 immigrant youth that originate from different walks of life across PA. During the weekend attendees are able to share their stories and develop leadership skills, organizing skills, and have a chance to build relationships with other youth who share similar experience and goals!

This event is open to immigrant, refugees and children of immigrants.

2019 Summer Youth Convening

When: Friday, August 16- Sunday, August 18, 2019
Location:  Summer camp. Location will be shared only with youth applying.
Ages: 14-25

What do you need to know:

  • PICC will host information sessions to share stories from past participants, what to expect from this weekend and answer any questions you may have about this event.  Sign up for PICC’s newsletter to know when these sessions will be or visit our website’s calendar.
  • We host monthly meetings to work on the convening . PICC Youth members are welcomed to join these calls. Click here to become a PICC Youth Member.
  • All attendees will help with fundraising- PICC will provide and assist with a fundraising plan! We are here to support your leadership and teach you along the way!

CALLING PAST ATTENDEES: Join our convening organizing team! Your role will be to help us figure out content for this event, activities, possible trainers/speakers, fundraising and help with outreach to your friends. Commitment: 5 1-hour planning calls in the evenings starting June- July.

Stay tuned for registration and more information on our convening!  Check our website soon for more details! 

Please contact Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482 if you have any questions.

 All Interested Youth Must Register