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.

This training is designed for service providers to walk through eligibility rules for major public benefits programs (Medical Assistance, SNAP, and cash assistance) and to understand the impact of the new public charge rule on the immigrant community’s ability to access public benefits.

Register Now

http://bit.ly/publicchargepgh

DATE

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

TIME/SCHEDULE

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits 9:30am-11:30am

Lunch 11:30am-12pm

Public Charge 12pm-1pm

The sessions have different time blocks so that participants can choose to attend one of these trainings or both

LOCATION

JFCS Pittsburgh

5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 JFCS Pittsburgh, 5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

FREE Citizenship Workshop – Southampton

Welcoming the Stranger & HIAS PA

Learn about naturalization eligibility, testing, and citizenship rights and responsibilities! HIAS presenters visiting our classes will explain the naturalization process and offer a question and answer session. HIAS will present free resources available to immigrants seeking citizenship, including access to legal services and referrals. The Info Sessions will be applicable to students at all levels of the naturalization process, including those who have yet to apply, as well as those who are awaiting their naturalization interview to be scheduled. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact meg@welcomingthestranger.org or call (215) 702-3445.

 Southampton Friends Meeting, Southampton PA 18966

Shut Down Berks Campaign Webinar

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Pennsylvania is currently home to the Berks County Family Detention Center (BCRC), one of three detention centers for immigrant families, where children as young as two-weeks-old have been incarcerated, and families have been held for more than a year at a time.

In this webinar, a member of the Shut Down Berks Campaign will:
— Give an overview of the history of the campaign to close the Berks County Family Detention Center
— Review the legal powers of the Governor and PA Dept. of Human Services to issue an Emergency Removal Order (ERO)
— Present how individuals can take action in their community to support the campaign

Register today!

 Online webinar

PICC is committed to supporting the leadership development of immigrant and refugee community members and building the capacity of our member organizations and allies to advance immigrant rights by providing regular trainings and developing community education materials. Beginning in 2017, PICC began hosting the #StoptheHate Educational Webinars to provide allies and advocates regular information about changing immigration policies and tools to engage in local, state, and federal level advocacy efforts. Starting in March 2020, the newly named PICC Educational Webinar Series will continue offering monthly webinars on current policies and advocacy campaigns.

Join advocates 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. This month’s topic will be Sanctuary Cities and Policies.

WHEN: Friday, March 13th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

Please register to receive the information to join the calls. Register Today!

Please contact Kim Dinh at kimdinh@paimmigrant.org for any questions.

 Free Zoom Webinar

After spending a year learning from our community members, PICC is excited to present the 2020 Welcoming Schools Report! The report provides a snapshot of the experiences of immigrant and refugee students and parents across PA that can help guide educators and school administrators in creating and evaluating policies and practices at their schools. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM 

This webinar will provide important recommendations for schools and school districts, student and parent personal needs and important resources to be used across the state. Register today!

Please visit our Welcoming Schools Campaign resources to download our toolkit where you will find important information on the rights of immigrant and refugee students and families in the school system, Welcoming Schools resolutions and how to create change locally.

 online (must register)

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

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) and Esperanza Legal Services Philadelphia will be hosting a training in Philadelphia to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their rights in Pennsylvania.

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/CN-Philadelphia

2020 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 the Reading community. This year’s keynote speaker will be Gisele Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s second lady who has gone from being an ‘invisible’ undocumented immigrant to a loud, proud advocate.

This year’s summit will include information on: Changes to laws and policies affecting immigrants; Access to higher education for undocumented students; Understanding the legal pathways for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Register Today! Registration fee is $30. High school and college students can attend for free. All proceeds go to the GRIP Scholarship Fund to support undocumented students attending college.

 Alvernia University, 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607

¡Estamos orgullosos de compartir nuestro reporte de Escuelas Acogedoras 2020! Este reporte le dará información sobre las experiencias de los estudiantes y padres de familia inmigrantes y refugiados que viven en PA. Este reporte puede ayudar a comunidades, maestros y administradores de escuelas a crear y evaluar políticas y prácticas que apoyen a estudiantes inmigrantes en sus escuelas.

El reporte será presentado el día 25 de marzo de 7:30 – 8:30 pm por conferencia de video en internet. Tiene que registrarse para participar. Regístrese aquí.

Por favor, visite nuestra página de la Campaña de Escuelas Acogedoras y descargue  nuestro toolkit para aprender sobre los derechos de estudiantes y familias inmigrantes con inmigración y sobre el poder de pasar leyes locales en las escuelas para proteger a la comunidad inmigrante.

 online (must register)

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) and Project Libertad will be hosting a training in Philadelphia to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their rights in Pennsylvania.

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/CN-Philadelphia

 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

Join PICC staff and board members as we celebrate all our Volunteers and Interns.  This will be a night for our volunteers to meet each other, share stories, play games and have a good time! We will also be doing a Voter registration training.  Stay tuned for RSVP registration information.   

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Statewide Immigrant & Refugee Rights Convening June 6-8, 2020!

Stay tuned for details.

 Harrisburg, PA

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services have the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center, an action that would ensure the facility can no longer be used as a prison. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail but their legal responsibility. FAMILY DETENTION IS BREAKING STATE LAW.

Call the Governor and tell him he must take immediate action to #ShutDownBerks!

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

PA DHS Secretary Teresa Miller (717-787-2600)

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500