Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Past Events / 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.

Monthly Shut Down Berks Campaign Webinar

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to learn about the history of the campaign to shut down the Berks Family Detention Center, how you can get involved, and the research showing that Governor Wolf has the legal power to close this prison. Read and download background materials.

You must register to receive the login information.

The Shut Down Berks Coalition is heading to Harrisburg to demand that Governor Tom Wolf take action to #ShutDownBerks, protect immigrant families and #EndFamilyDetention in PA!

Join Elder Witness and some amazing puppets from Spiral Q at the capitol for some street theater centering the voices of the families and to lobby our electeds!

The Coalition is organizing a bus from Philadelphia to make sure everyone can join. To reserve your seat, email jtarler@verizon.net.

Can’t attend, but want to help out? Donate today to help cover the cost of the bus: https://www.gofundme.com/f/shut-down-berks-action-fund

RSVP and more info on Facebook!

 State Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA

Sign up for our calls today! These calls give youth ages 13-25 the opportunity to learn about important topics, connect with peers and organize activities to promote immigrant and refugee rights.

Youth Calls take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for the next 4 months.

  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

Topics and training themes are chosen by our youth membership. Upcoming trainings will discuss: Organizing 101, Facilitating groups, Best Practices for Recruitment, Creating Youth Led Spaces, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Fundraising, Education Justice, etc.  We will also invite special guest to present.

Calls are open to PICC Youth Members. If you are not a member of PICC, take a few minutes to apply for our Youth Membership here. Memberships are available for  middle school & high school students ages 13-17 yrs old ($10 per year), college & young professionals, 18-25 yrs old ($15 per year), membership scholarships are also an option, please ask if you need one.  We review our memberships every month.

 online (must register)

CITIZENSHIP Class Orientation – Philadelphia

Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network

Sign up for FREE citizenship classes in Philadelphia! Attend the mandatory info session to register. Please bring a copy of your Green Card to the Info Session.

To apply you must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Have a Green Card
  • Live in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, or Chester counties
  • Have a clean criminal record

For more information call Mary Clark, 215-832-0912

 New World Association, 9857 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia PA 19115

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.

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would increase fees for citizenship, lawful permanent residency, DACA, and asylum. Join PICC and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) for the December #StoptheHate Education Webinar (Friday, December 13th, 12pm-1pm) to learn about the potential impact USCIS’ proposed fee hikes could have on local residents, as well as states’ economies and work forces. We will also talk about how we can fight back against the proposed rule. Register now!

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

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

 Webinar

VietLead is currently working on exploring different forms of relief for our community members – in particular, seeking governor pardons or various forms of post-conviction relief. We are trying to figure out a way to protect our community for the long term.

Governor Pardon Training – Thursday, October 10th from 6-7:30pm at FACTS charter school
Post-conviction Relief Training – Thursday, November 7th from 6-7:30pm at FACTS charter school

The intent of the trainings is for us to understand the systems in place, and how to help our community members navigate the systems; understand what they are eligible for; and parse out any incorrect information. We are learning with you!
Join us for training by the Sheller Center

Please register for one or both events at https://tinyurl.com/VietleadPCR

 Facts Charter School, 1025 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Monday, November 4th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Join us to welcome the #Homeishere March in Kennett Square on Sunday, Nov 3 from 5:00-8:00 PM!

The community gathering will bring together youth leaders who are part of the march, local youth, community and organizational leaders fighting for DACA, TPS, DED, Shut Down Berks and immigration reform for all. Visit the event page for more details. 

Local organizations supporting this event: CASA, CATA, The Garage Community and Youth Center

Help #HomeIsHere efforts by supporting DACA and TPS recipients as they march from NY to Washington, D.C. to tell the Supreme Court to rule on the right side of history and protect families. 

The protections of 1 million undocumented immigrants are in jeopardy due to two court cases that will decide on the fate of the DACA and TPS programs. On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear the case on DACA and begin proceedings to determine the fate of the program. Proceedings for the TPS program have already commenced and a decision from the appeals courts is projected to come out in October. Starting on October 26, 2019, DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, our allies, and supporters will march from the Statue of Liberty in New York City all the way to the Supreme Court where we will arrive on November 12, 2019 to demand that the courts rule on the right side of history. We need more protections if we want to support the entire undocumented communities and will keep fighting until we achieve  #Citizenship4All! For more information visit homeishermarch.org

 

 The Garage Community and Youth Center, 115 S Union State, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348

Join us to welcome the #Homeishere March in Media, PA this Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

The press conference will bring together youth leaders who are part of the march, local youth, community and organizational leaders fighting for DACA, TPS, DED, Drivers Licenses for All, Shut Down Berks and immigration reform for all.

Local organizations supporting this event: AFRICOM, Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Havertown, Area Commnity Action Network (H-CAN), Movement for Immigrant Leaders of PA (MILPA), Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), Sisters of Saint Francis, Indivisible Delco,

Help #HomeIsHere efforts by supporting DACA and TPS recipients as they march from NY to Washington, D.C. to tell the Supreme Court to rule on the right side of history and protect families. 

The protections of 1 million undocumented immigrants are in jeopardy due to two court cases that will decide on the fate of the DACA and TPS programs. On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear the case on DACA and begin proceedings to determine the fate of the program. Proceedings for the TPS program have already commenced and a decision from the appeals courts is projected to come out in October. Starting on October 26, 2019, DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, our allies, and supporters will march from the Statue of Liberty in New York City all the way to the Supreme Court where we will arrive on November 12, 2019 to demand that the courts rule on the right side of history. We need more protections if we want to support the entire undocumented communities and will keep fighting until we achieve  #Citizenship4All! For more information visit homeishermarch.org

 

 Delaware County, Media Courthouse, 201 W Front St, Media, PA 19063
Join the Aquinas Center at this monthly legal clinic to get FREE assistance with your citizenship application.
Call 267-469-0813 or email legal@aquinascenterphilly.org for an appointment. www.aquinascenterphilly.org
 1700 Fernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Join us to welcome the #Homeishere March in Philadelphia this Friday, Nov 1 from 11:30-12:30 PM!

The press conference will bring together youth leaders who are part of the march, local youth, community and organizational leaders fighting for DACA, TPS, DED, Shut Down Berks and immigration reform for all.

Local organizations supporting this event: AFRICOM, Asian Americans United,  Juntos, Make the Road PA, New Sanctuary Movement, MILPA, PICC, St. Thomas Aquinas and Vietlead

Help #HomeIsHere efforts by supporting DACA and TPS recipients as they march from NY to Washington, D.C. to tell the Supreme Court to rule on the right side of history and protect families. 

The protections of 1 million undocumented immigrants are in jeopardy due to two court cases that will decide on the fate of the DACA and TPS programs. On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear the case on DACA and begin proceedings to determine the fate of the program. Proceedings for the TPS program have already commenced and a decision from the appeals courts is projected to come out in October. Starting on October 26, 2019, DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, our allies, and supporters will march from the Statue of Liberty in New York City all the way to the Supreme Court where we will arrive on November 12, 2019 to demand that the courts rule on the right side of history. We need more protections if we want to support the entire undocumented communities and will keep fighting until we achieve  #Citizenship4All! For more information visit homeishermarch.org

 

 City Hall ( City Hall North Apron Flagpoles)

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Friday, November 1st 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Thursday, October 31st 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 30th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 29th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.

The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:

Monday, October 28th 

Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one.

Please contact Prudence Powell at prudencepowell@paimmigrant.org  if you have any question

 2100 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103

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 training in Lewisburg, Central PA 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-Lewisburg-2019

 East Buffalo Township Building, 859 Fairground Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Come to this session to learn about the citizenship application process, and whether you are eligible to apply this year. This information session will be followed by a legal clinic on Nov. 2 where eligible residents will be able to get assistance in completing their application.

 SHIM Center, 41 Macek Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Committee Vote: Pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!

Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

Domestic workers get to work every single day in our city, caring for families and bringing order to our homes. They have been organizing and advocating for more than a year for the Philly Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

More info, and RSVP!

 Philadelphia City Hall, NE Corner Entrance

Sunrise is building an army of young people to fight the climate crisis and create the future our generation and our communities deserve. Family detention is not part of our vision for the future. Join us as we stand in solidarity with the detained families and lead the way to #ShutDownBerks.

More info and RSVP!

 

 1040 Berks Road Leesport, PA 19533

Community Navigator Training – Doylestown, Bucks County

PICC, Immigrant Rights Action of Doylestown, Welcoming the Stranger

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 training in Bucks County 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-Bucks-2019

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

Free Citizenship Fair! Participants will be able to get a free consultation with an attorney, learn about the application process, and get information on local citizenship classes.

Register today: 717-219-7678 or 717-200-1120

 318 S. Duke 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.

This month, join us to learn about DACA, recent developments, and how to protect DACA!

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

 Webinar

VietLead is currently working on exploring different forms of relief for our community members – in particular, seeking governor pardons or various forms of post-conviction relief. We are trying to figure out a way to protect our community for the long term.

Governor Pardon Training – Thursday, October 10th from 6-7:30pm at FACTS charter school
Post-conviction Relief Training – Thursday, November 7th from 6-7:30pm at FACTS charter school

The intent of the trainings is for us to understand the systems in place, and how to help our community members navigate the systems; understand what they are eligible for; and parse out any incorrect information. We are learning with you!
Join us for training by the Sheller Center

Please register for one or both events at https://tinyurl.com/VietleadPCR

 Facts Charter School, 1025 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Sign up for our calls today! These calls give youth ages 13-25 the opportunity to learn about important topics, connect with peers and organize activities to promote immigrant and refugee rights.

Youth Calls take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for the next 5 months.

  • October 9, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

Topics and training themes are chosen by our youth membership. Upcoming trainings will discuss: Organizing 101, Facilitating groups, Best Practices for Recruitment, Creating Youth Led Spaces, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Fundraising, Education Justice, etc.  We will also invite special guest to present.

Calls are open to PICC Youth Members. If you are not a member of PICC, take a few minutes to apply for our Youth Membership here. Memberships are available for  middle school & high school students ages 13-17 yrs old ($10 per year), college & young professionals, 18-25 yrs old ($15 per year), membership scholarships are also an option, please ask if you need one.  We review our memberships every month.

 online (must register)
Join the Aquinas Center at this monthly legal clinic to get FREE assistance with your citizenship application.
Call 267-469-0813 or email legal@aquinascenterphilly.org for an appointment. www.aquinascenterphilly.org
 1700 Fernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Shut Down Berks Heads to Harrisburg!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Governor Wolf has denied his responsibility to end family detention in PA for the last three years. But with the federal government wanting to establish indefinite family detention and refuse to vaccinate those in their custody, using Berks as the example for family detention, it’s more urgent than ever to take action.

We need him to ACT NOW. Don’t be complicit in the ethnic cleansing the Trump administration is pushing, issue an Emergency Removal Order before Oct 22nd!

RSVP and coordinate ride shares on FB event page!

 Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA

Civic Quiz Bowl

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP)

Join this event lifting up the diversity of immigrant communities in the Pittsburgh area, and see if you know what it takes to pass the US citizenship test! Participants of the Civic Quiz Bowl will be going head-to-head testing their knowledge of US history, geography and civics.

The location has lots of parking, and is accessible by bus on the Y49 and Y47.

 1750 Clairton Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Attend this workshop for information about the proposed changes to the Public Charge rule, and how to apply for an ITIN.

For more information, call 215-634-7245

 174 Diamond St., Philadelphia PA 19122

Shut Down Berks Vigil – September

Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness

Join the monthly vigil at the Berks Family Detention Center to show the families that we are still fighting for their freedom!

This month’s vigil will be led by Wild Women-Harrisburg.

Parking is available at the buildings across the road from the center. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT s.strauss@pachurches.org

 1040 Berks Road Leesport, PA 19533

Film Launch Party: This is BCAP

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP)

Join the Bhutanese Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP) Youth Arts Team (YAT’s) for their Film launch party! The video was created, directed, and edited by the youth.

The celebration takes place this Saturday (14th) at 5pm at 711 south 21st street (Southside) Pittsburgh PA 15203

 711 South 21st St., Pittsburgh PA 15203

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.

This month, join us to learn about the proposal to reduce refugee resettlement and call to action!

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

 Webinar

Council’s Back: Domestic Worker Dignity this Fall!

Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

Philly domestic workers are organizing tirelessly for the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, which will guarantee safety and dignity on the job for nannies, house cleaners, and caregivers. On Thursday, September 12 – the first day back of City Council – join us at City Hall to show that Philly stands for domestic worker dignity and the law must pass this year!

More info & RSVP on our event page!

 City Hall, Philadelphia

In case you missed it, the DHS’s final public charge rule was published on Aug. 14, 2019. The policy will not take effect until Oct. 15, 2019.

What is the new Public Charge Rule? This rule was designed to be confusing, complicated, and scary. The new public charge rule expands the existing public charge doctrine, making it even more difficult for immigrants to obtain green cards and keep their families together. Under the new rule, the use of a wide range of public benefits, including Medicaid and SNAP, will be counted against individuals applying for a green card. The rule does not apply to every immigrant.

This webinar will walk through the rule and help participants understand the potential impact for immigrant community’s ability to access public benefits and adjust immigration status.

Guest Speakers:

  • Maripat Pileggi, Community Legal Services
  • Mary Clark, HIAS PA

REGISTER TODAY!

Sign up for our calls today! These calls give youth ages 13-25 the opportunity to learn about important topics, connect with peers and organize activities to promote immigrant and refugee rights.

Youth Calls take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Mark your calendars for the next 6 months.

  • September 11, 2019
  • October 9, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 12, 2020

Topics and training themes are chosen by our youth membership. Upcoming trainings will discuss: Organizing 101, Facilitating groups, Best Practices for Recruitment, Creating Youth Led Spaces, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Fundraising, Education Justice, etc.  We will also invite special guest to present.

Calls are open to PICC Youth Members. If you are not a member of PICC, take a few minutes to apply for our Youth Membership here. Memberships are available for  middle school & high school students ages 13-17 yrs old ($10 per year), college & young professionals, 18-25 yrs old ($15 per year), membership scholarships are also an option, please ask if you need one.  We review our memberships every month.

 online (must register)

Join us via webinar to learn about the history of the campaign to shut down the Berks Family Detention Center, how you can get involved, and the research showing that Governor Wolf has the legal power to close this prison. Read background materials.

You must register to receive the login information.

Know Your Rights for Allies/Aliados Conozca sus Derechos

Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA)

This workshop is for allies who want to help undocumented neighbors, friends or co-workers because Harrisburg is a community that Resists and Responds. Join us!

To get registered call Maria Alejandra at 717-510-5449 or email at mariahlicenciaspa@gmail.com by August 22, 2019.

 Harrisburg, PA

Know Your Rights for Allies/Aliados Conozca sus Derechos

Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA)

This workshop is for allies who want to help undocumented neighbors, friends or co-workers because Harrisburg is a community that Resists and Responds. Join us!

To get registered call Maria Alejandra at 717-510-5449 or email at mariahlicenciaspa@gmail.com by August 22, 2019.

 Harrisburg, PA

Sanctuary Dinner – One Year Anniversary!

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

One Year In Sanctuary! Join the Thompson and Reyes families as they reflect back on one year in sanctuary and imagine forward into a year of greater freedom, stronger community, and brighter hope. Come out to meet these incredibly resilient families, connect with other advocates for immigrant rights, and share home cooked food – prepared by the families! – that will warm your heart and fill you with the strength to keep up the good fight.

Suggested donation $15

Take out begins at 11am, Community meal and programming begins at 6pm

 First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

It’s important for everyone to know what rights we have when it comes to dealing with ICE in the streets, at home, and in the workplace. This workshop is geared toward allies who may be in a situation where they want to help their undocumented neighbors, friends and co-workers. We will work on building a safe community together.

More information on Facebook.

 7221 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111

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.

Join our monthly call-in day and tell them we need action! More info on Facebook.

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)

 Call In

It’s important for everyone to know what rights we have when it comes to dealing with ICE in the streets, at home, and in the workplace. This workshop is geared toward allies who may be in a situation where they want to help their undocumented neighbors, friends and co-workers. We will work on building a safe community together.

More information on Facebook.

 347 N. 8th St., Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102

We are excited to announce our 5th Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Youth Leadership 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.

When: Friday, August 16- Sunday, August 18, 2019
Location:  Summer camp. Location will be shared only with youth applying.
Ages: 14-24

Cost of registration: $35.00 per person to secure spot.

Register Today! Registration deadline, July 8, 2019

Registration and fundraising helps cover the cost of transportation, housing, food, trainings and materials for the weekend.

Learn more about our convening!

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

 All Interested Youth Must Register

It’s important for everyone to know what rights we have when it comes to dealing with ICE in the streets, at home, and in the workplace. This workshop is geared toward allies who may be in a situation where they want to help their undocumented neighbors, friends and co-workers.

More information on Facebook.

 501 Washington Ave, Reading PA 19601

¡Conozca sus derechos – Pasos que seguir después de una redada de ICE! Es importante que todos sepan qué derechos tenemos cuando se trata de lidiar con agentes de inmigración (ICE) en las calles, en el hogar y en el lugar de trabajo.

It’s important for everyone to know what rights we have when it comes to dealing with ICE in the streets, at home, and in the workplace.

More information on Facebook.

 7221 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
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, August 13, 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)

Gain a deeper understanding of how you can help neighbors in your own community! Join immigrant rights activists to learn more about:

  • DACA
  • Facts about the positive impact of immigrants in the community
  • How most undocumented people arrive here – and problems with pathways to citizenship
  • A basic overview of immigration including current policy, enforcement & issues
More info on Facebook. Co-sponsored by: BuxMont UU, The Peace Center, Bucks County Human Relations Council, and Rise Up Doylestown.
 BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2040 Street Rd, Warrington, PA

Join Modero & Company, Asian Americans United, and VietLead in ending deportations and protecting Indonesian, Cambodian, Viet, and Chinese communities in our defense against ICE.

This event will include:

  • Legal Panel and Q&A for Asylum Applicants
  • Know Your Rights Training: What to do when ICE is around!
  • Accompaniment Training: Defend folks at risk!

Language assistance in Indonesian and Vietnamese will be provided, as well as refreshments! More info on Facebook.

 St. Thomas Aquinas, 1719 Morris St., Philadelphia PA 19145

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.

This month learn about the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance and their fight for dignity and protection for all workers!

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

 Webinar

Community Navigators are trusted community members who receive specialized training to provide quality immigration assistance for their communities in an empowering and effective way. The ultimate goal of the training program is to build the capacity of community-based organizations to serve immigrant communities, develop the leadership of immigrants and refugees, and to prevent the unauthorized practice of law. Dinner is provided! Childcare and interpretation can be provided! If you need childcare please contact us ASAP to register for childcare! More info on Facebook.

Please register here! http://bit.ly/CN-Pittsburgh-2019

Hosted by New Sanctuary Movement Pittsburgh.

 Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15217

We Stand for Welcome

CWS-Lancaster

Join us as we Rise for Refuge! Refugee and immigrant communities and allies will be gathering across the country united behind five demands:
— Save the Life-saving Refugee Resettlement Program
— Stop the Asylum Ban and Protect Asylum Seekers
— Keep Families Together and End Child & Family Detention
— Cut Funding that Fuels Deportations, Detention, Border Militarization
— Protect Refugee and Immigrant Families from Prolonged Separation

RSVP on Facebook.

 Penn Square, Lancaster PA

Monthly Shut Down Berks Campaign Webinar

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to learn about the history of the campaign to shut down the Berks Family Detention Center, how you can get involved, and the research showing that Governor Wolf has the legal power to close this prison. Read background materials.

You must register to receive the login information.

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 training in Scranton 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-Scranton-2019

 UNC-NEPA, 509 Cedar Ave, Scranton PA 18505

“Las Madres de Berks” Screening – HARRISBURG

Michelle Angela Ortiz/Artist, Shut Down Berks Coalition

Visual Artist Michelle Angela Ortiz will be screening her short documentary, “Las Madres de Berks”, as part of her “Familias Separadas” public art project which amplifies the stories of families affected by detention and deportation in Pennsylvania.

More information on Facebook.

 Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg PA 17102

“Las Madres de Berks” Screening – LANCASTER

Michelle Angela Ortiz/Artist, Shut Down Berks Coalition

Visual Artist, Michelle Angela Ortiz will be screening her short documentary, “Las Madres de Berks”, as part of her “Familias Separadas” public art project which amplifies the stories of families affected by detention and deportation in Pennsylvania. RSVP Today!

More information on Facebook.

 Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke St, Lancaster PA 17602

“Las Madres de Berks” Screening – NORRISTOWN

Michelle Angela Ortiz/Artist, Shut Down Berks Coalition

Visual Artist, Michelle Angela Ortiz will be screening her short documentary, “Las Madres de Berks”, as part of her “Familias Separadas” public art project which amplifies the stories of families affected by detention and deportation in Pennsylvania. RSVP today!

More information on Facebook.

 CCATE, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown PA 19401

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

Presentation from Maripat Pileggi, Public Benefits attorney at Community Legal Services

 211 N. 13th St., 4th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19107

It’s important for everyone to know what rights we have when it comes to dealing with ICE in the streets, at home, and in the workplace. This workshop is geared toward allies who may be in a situation where they want to help their undocumented neighbors, friends and co-workers.

More information on Facebook.

 7221 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia PA 19111

Know Your Rights – READING

Make the Road PA

¡Conozca sus derechos – Pasos que seguir después de una redada de ICE! Es importante que todos sepan qué derechos tenemos cuando se trata de lidiar con agentes de inmigración (ICE) en las calles, en el hogar y en el lugar de trabajo.

Más información en Facebook.

 501 Washington Ave, Reading PA 19601

¡Conozca sus derechos – Pasos que seguir después de una redada de ICE! Es importante que todos sepan qué derechos tenemos cuando se trata de lidiar con agentes de inmigración (ICE) en las calles, en el hogar y en el lugar de trabajo.

Más información en Facebook.

 347 N. 8th St., Allentown PA 18102

No one in cages, ever!

We are partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that fundamental human rights are not negotiable.

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

For more information on this event, please visit this site

 114 N 8th Philadelphia PA,19107

Lights for Liberty (NW Philadelphia, PA July 12 Vigil)

NW Philadelphia Immigrant Action and Mobilization

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

“The Trump administration’s immigration policies and detention camps meet the United Nations’ definition of genocide and crimes against humanity,” said Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, lawyer, activist and organizer. “Congress is refusing to stop the president and his policies. We cannot allow these atrocities to be perpetrated in our name.”

Join us to express our outrage and redouble our resistance! Visit this Link for more information

 NW Philadelphia at Lovett Park

No one in cages, ever!

We are partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that fundamental human rights are not negotiable.

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

For more information on this event, please visit this site. 

 

 1040 Berks Rd , Leesport, PA 19533

Join Casa San Jose, All for All, 1Hood, ARYSE, Bend the Arc, and Pittsburgh United on July 12th as we demand that Gov. Wolf shut down the Berks Family Detention Center!

PA is currently home to the Berks County Family Detention Center, 1 of 3 detention centers for immigrant families, where children as young as 2-weeks-old have been incarcerated.

In 2019 the Berks County Detention Center will be entering its 5th year in operation as a immigrant family prison. That is 5 years of human rights abuses, due process violations, disregard of PA and Federal law and the immoral and unjust treatment of immigrant families. Visit this link for more information.

 4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

Lights for Liberty Candlelight Vigil – Doylestown

Immigrant Rights Action/Grupo de Acción

On Friday, July 12th, 2019 advocates, activists and impacted persons from across the Bucks County area will gather in the county seat, Doylestown, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in human detention camps. This is part of a nationwide demonstration, where participants all across the country are gathering at detention camps, in the streets, town centers and in their own front yards to light candles in vigil for all those held in US detention camps to bring light to the darkness of the Trump administration’s horrific policies. Please visit this site for more information.

 

 State & Main Streets, Doylestown Borough, PA 18901

Join us and other groups from across Delaware County as we light up the evening and show a spotlight on this situation.

Freedom for Immigrants works with people who have been in immigration detention beyond one month. They are spearheading a national day of action on July 12 to call attention to this shameful situation.

There are 8 detention centers in Pennsylvania. One, as we all know, is in Berks County. HOWEVER, George Hill prison has a contract with ICE to detain people right here in Delaware County!

George Hill is run by GEO Corp. According to federal government data, GEO Group receives more taxpayer dollars for immigration detention than any other ICE contractor — $184 million in FY 2017. Here is the link 

 

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, July 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)

Immigrant families face separation constantly, this time thanks to Ben Carson and his Department of Housing and Urban Development. A new proposal would evict mixed-status families from subsidized housing, requiring everyone except senior citizens to prove citizenship. This would mean that if a woman living in subsidized housing has her brother who is applying for asylum temporarily staying with her, both would face eviction unless the brother moved out. Over 100,000 families would face eviction if this rule is put in place.

HUD admits its mixed-status rule will NOT reduce wait lists, but WILL reduce the quality & quantity of housing. This is clearly another attack on immigrants and poor people, and we will let the government know why we will not stand for it.

Join us for a comment party to stand against family separation. Dinner will be served and provided.

 East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC), 116 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Lograron las licencias en Manejo en Nueva York – próximamente vamos a ganar en Pennsylvania! Vengan a esta reunión para aprender sobre como tu puedes unirte a la lucha!

They won drivers’ licenses in New York – next we will win them in Pennsylvania! Come to this community meeting next week to learn how you can support the campaign for licenses in PA!

 220 Birch St., Kennett Square, PA

When Trump Cracks Down, Community Fights Back!

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

We will not let fear divide and separate our families. Our greatest strength is in coming together to ORGANIZE, DEFEND, and BUILD the resilient community and visions that will bring us into a better world. Join us on Monday to stand up against this administration’s policies of fear!

More info and RSVP on Facebook.

 114 N 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2422

Celebrate International Domestic Workers Day in Philly!

Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

Join Philadelphia nannies, house cleaners, and care givers, as well as City Councilmembers, employers, and allies, to celebrate this year’s International Domestic Workers Day and the unprecedented support we’ve built for a Philly Domestic Worker Bill of Rights! We’re excited to share some important progress coming down the pipeline for Philly’s 16,000 domestic workers!

RSVP and get more info on Facebook.

 Philadelphia City Hall

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, June 12 , 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

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

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

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

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

Visual Artist, Michelle Angela Ortiz will be screening her short documentary, “Las Madres de Berks”, as part of her “Familias Separadas” public art project which amplifies the stories of families affected by detention and deportation in Pennsylvania.

“Las Madres de Berks” documentary shares the testimonials of four mothers that were detained for 2 years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania. The documentary also features the artworks that Ortiz created based on the Berks mother’s stories that were unveiled in Harrisburg during a statewide action against family detention led by her community partner, the Shut Down Berks Coalition. The screening will be followed by a talkback to learn ways to take action to end family detention.

Please RSVP!

This screening is presented in partnership with the Shut Down Berks Coalition and the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

Thanks to the support of The Fleischner Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, The Free Migration Project, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia PA 19103

Free Citizenship Classes Info Sesssion

HIAS PA and New World Association

Free Citizenship Class being offered in Northeast Philadelphia. The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and the New World Association (NWA) are working together to host a class at NWA at 9857 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Classes will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-9pm.

 9857 Bustlenton Ave, Philadelphia,PA 19115

In an effort to inspire the newly-arrived refugees and immigrants in following in the footsteps of their professionally successful predecessors, the International Service Center (ISC) will be organizing a Career Orientation event on Friday, May 3, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Mr. Tika Ram Dhungana, the CEO/President /Owner of Our Home Care LLC will share the successful experience of his American Journey “From a Refugee in Nepal to Business Owner in America”.

Date: Friday, May 3 , 2019
Location: International Service Center (Market Square Church), 21 South River Street (Fellowship Hall), Harrisburg, PA 17101

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by contacting Phuong  at (717) 236-9401 email: tnp@isc76.org, or Tuan at (717) 236-1523 email: tuan@isc76.org.

 21 South River Street (Fellowship Hall), Harrisburg, PA 17101

Join us in celebrating and acknowledging all of our amazing volunteers and interns!

The success of many of PICC’s programs rely on the time and dedication of students and community members who show up every week to help register New Americans to vote, create educational materials, and call new voters before elections. Stop by for some food and fun! Light refreshments will be served at 5:30, with a short program at 6pm.

 Please RSVP by May 1, 2019  or contact Prudence Powell at 215-832-3481 if you have any questions.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

On April 25th, organizations across the country are calling for the end of immigrant family detention, separation, and deportation. Family detention, family separation at the border, and deportations are all tools of a broken immigration system. For far too long, immigrant families have experienced the heartbreak of family separation through unjust detention and deportation. It is time for every city, county, and state to say no to immigrant detention and no Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence in their communities. It is time for Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

See the Day of Action Toolkit for ideas, sample social media posts, and graphics!

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

Call Governor Wolf and demand he take action to protect immigrant families.

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)

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.

For more details, talking points, and background, see the Facebook event and the Shut Down Berks page.

After spending a year learning from our community members, PICC is excited to present the 2019 Welcoming Schools ReportThe 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. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 4:00 PM- 5:00 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

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

Building AAPI Power GOTV Training

AAU, PICC, VietLead

Do you want to build Asian American Pacific Islander community power?

Join VietLead, Asian Americans United, Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC), and Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) for our Spring AAPI Civic Engagement Training! Our action-packed Saturday will feature conversations about the broader goals of AAPI voter engagement, organizing skills like canvassing and phone banking, a primer on the 2019 Philadelphia municipal elections, and an introduction to the 2020 census. Our training will feature a focus on native language outreach as well as English with breakout sessions on how to engage voters in MANDARIN CHINESE, VIETNAMESE, and KOREAN! Food and drinks will be provided!

Please register! https://tinyurl.com/AAPIPower Include any dietary restrictions/limitations you may have in the registration form.

Please contact Wei Chen at <wei.chen@aaunited.org> or Dong Yoon Kim <dongyoonkim@paimmigrant.org> with any questions or concerns!

 FACTS Charter School, Philadelphia PA

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!

This month’s topic: Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), including information on recent extension for Liberians.

 Zoom Webinar

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.

RSVP on Facebook!

CWS Lancaster is a bipartisan not for profit agency working to equip individuals- regardless of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, status, or membership in a particular social group with the tools necessary for stability and self sufficiency in our community.

 MCcaskey east, 1051 Lehigh Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

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

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

Free Immigration Legal Clinic (Bensalem)

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

 Creekside Apartments Community Room, 2500 Knights Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Access to College Workshop

Aquinas Center, PICC

Curious about college? Confused about options for financial aid? Are you excited, but your family is nervous? Learn about: Financial Aid, Admissions Policies at Pennsylvania Schools, Resources for Parents and Students, DACA, and more!

Questions? Contact Chris at 267-702-3454 or education@aquinascenterphilly.org

 

 1700 Fernon St., Philadelphia PA

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, March 13 , 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 (Langhorne)

Immigration 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 through 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

 First Baptist Learning Center, 218 E Richardson Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047

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.

 The Peace Center, 102 W Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047

Module 6 will be conducted on the same day. Language interpretation available upon request. El módulo 6 se ofrecerá en Ingles. ¡La interpretación está disponible a pedido!

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.

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.

 The Peace Center, 102 W Maple Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047

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