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.

5-Year DACAversary

PICC, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the implementation of DACA, the Office of Immigrant Affairs and PICC will be holding a joint press conference this Tuesday, August 15th from 10-11:00 am in Conversation Hall in City Hall. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will be in attendance to deliver short remarks.

In addition to short remarks from the Mayor, we will be showing the short documentary “We are DACA,” which highlights the stories of five Dreamers. Three of the individuals that are featured in the film will speak at the press conference on how DACA has opened doors of opportunities for them and what it would mean to their life if the Trump administration ended the program.

 Conversation Hall, Philadelphia City Hall

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.

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Online

Free Information Session on Citizenship

International Service Center (ISC)

The International Service Center (ISC) will host a free Citizenship Information Session. Come to the event to learn more about the eligibility requirements and application process. Contact Sailey Sey at sailey@isc76.org or 717-230-8741 for more information.

 International Service Center, 21 South River Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Updated on 8/16/17: Thank you for all your generosity and support to PICC and youth leaders across Pennsylvania. We had a great weekend convening and lots of stories to tell! Please check out our special youth newsletter coming out this month! If you are not subscribed to our newsletter sign up here! 

Your continue support is very important to us and to our youth, become an organizational or individual member or monthly sustainer today! Watch how your contribution helps us build a better home for immigrants, refugees and new Americans.

After successfully bringing together 65 youth from diverse geographical areas in Pennsylvania in the last two years, PICC has continued to engage immigrant youth from across the state in advocacy, provided support and direct leadership development to our leaders all year!

Register Now! Registration is now Closed!

What– This is a weekend dedicated to bringing together 30 immigrant youth that originate from different walks of life across PA. This is an opportunity for us to share our stories and develop leadership skills, organizing skills, and have a chance to build relationships with other youth who share our similar experience and goals

When/Where– Weekend of August 4-6, Camp Hebron, PA

Register Now! Registration is open until July 24, 2017.

“I appreciate us being here. We are not supposed to be doing this. We are not supposed to organize. We are not supposed to rise up. But we are.” – Sheila Quintana PA youth leader, 2015

Please consider making a donation to help cover cost of our youth convening! Donate TODAY!  If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor please contact Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482 for more information.

Pennsylvania is our home, regardless of where we come from. We want to make our home a better place for our families and immigrant communities. We want to bring immigrant youth together and create a statewide youth led movement. We are young, full of energy and ready to create change. We are the next generation of immigrant rights leaders and advocates!”  youth leader, 2016

Worker’s Rights Train the Trainer

Friends of Farmworkers, Inc (PICC Member)

Come learn the basics of worker’s rights, how to spot red flags, how to organize at your workplace, and teach others in your community about their rights. This workshop will be led by staff from Friends of Farmworkers, Inc. and the Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations. Please RSVP today!

 Harrisburg, 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.

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Register online

Prepare yourself and your family in the case of an interaction with immigration. Lawyers and Accredited Representatives will be present to answer questions and meet with you one on one. Children are welcome and refreshments will be served.

About this event: Please note that the intended audience is at-risk immigrants. If you are interested in learning more about immigration issues or how to help these communities you can keep an eye on this calendar for educational events and training at:
http://www.lancasterstandsup.org/calendar
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Infórmese y prepárese en caso de un encuentro con inmigración. Abogados de inmigracion y representates accreditadas estarán presente para responder a sus preguntas y mediante una consulta. Niños son bienvenidos y se habrán refrescos.

 Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren, 777 S Mount Joy Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Conozca Sus Derechos (Know Your Rights) Sesion Informativa

ACLAMO Family Center and HIAS PA (PICC Members)

Todos estan invitados este Miercoles a las 5:30 pm a un foro para que conozca sus derechos como inmigrante! Si necesita mas informacion llame a ACLAMO al 610-277-2570 de 9 am a 11 am el lunes y el martes! Tambien puede ir ahttps://www.facebook.com/events/780237048824105/ Los veo el miercoles! Espacio es limitado!

 ACLAMO Family Center, 512 W. Marshall Street, Norristown, PA 19401

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.

Registration is required to receive the video link and call-in information.

 Register online