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.

Get screened for possible immigration relief by immigration attorneys, accredited representatives, and trained volunteers. Evaluaciones legales para posibles alivios de inmigracion realizado por abogados de inmigracion, representantes acreditados y voluntarios capacitados.

RSVP to/a: Ceiba 215-634-7245

 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

June #ShutDownBerks Call-In Day

Shut Down Berks Coalition

On June 20th, World Refugee Day, we will be calling Governor Wolf to demand he take action to protect families seeking refuge in the U.S.

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 ILLEGAL. More information on Facebook.

June Monthly Vigil – #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Interfaith WItness

Pennsylvania is home to one of three family detention centers in the country – and the only publicly owned one. Families have reported verbal abuse, workers’ rights abuses, medical neglect and in its first year of operation a mother was raped in front of other families.

Governor Wolf has known for two years that his administration could remove families from the abuse and neglect that they have been enduring in the Berks County Family Detention Center. The Governor’s administration has done the bare minimum to right the immoral and illegal detention of immigrant families. Families continue to be abused under the state’s watch.

June’s vigil will be led by Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness with the ANNA Crusis Choir. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center. RSVP on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Everything you need to learn about our Summer Immigrant & Refugee Youth Leadership Convening!

We are hosting 3 webinars  in English & 1 in Spanish (pick when you are free) to go over what to expect for this years convening, fundraising plan and registration information including how to fill out forms and how to prepare. We are also excited to hear from you, what do you want from this year’s convening.  All interested in attending should join.

Webinar Dates: May 31, June 14 @6:30-7:30 PM  Register for webinars here! 

En Español: Junio 6 y Junio @ 7:00 PM  – Registrate aquí!

Visit our website for more information regarding convening and registration. E-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or call 215-832-3482 if you have any questions.

 Online- Registration Necessary

Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la Conferencia de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Inmigrantes y Refugiados

Para que aprenda mas sobre este evento por favor atienda uno de los 2 seminarios que tendremos en Español por internet. Este seminario sera importante por que aprenderá sobre los temas que hemos discutido en el pasado, como completar su forma de registración , como crear un plan de recaudación de fondos (materiales incluidos por PICC) y podrá compartir que tipo de temas que le gustaría discutir y aprender este verano.

Fechas para los Webinars: Junio 6 y Junio 13 @ 7:00 PM en Español – Registrate aquí! 

Visita nuestra pagina www.paimmigrant.org para mas información o contacta a Maria Sotomayor al 215-832-3482 o mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org

 Por internet- Registracion necesaria canción

Immigrant Resources Fair.

Northeast Regional Library

Are you an immigrant to the United States? Would you like to learn about resources available to you? Learn about citizenship,employment, housing, health, English classes, starting a business, and more! Free. No Registration Required.

 2228 Cottman Ave.19149

BEYOND THE COURTROOM: PUBLIC DEPORTATION DEFENSE CAMPAIGNS

CLE 4.0 hours (1.0 ethics)

Learn how legal and community pressure strategies can elevate a removal case into a deportation defense campaign, including best practices and ethical considerations for collaborating with community partners. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition and PA is Ready! All lawyers and community members are invited to participate, but PA is Ready! Strategic Legal Partners are required to attend.

Presented by David Bennion of the Free Migration Project.

The $10.00 registration fee covers lunch.

Register here.

 

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition and PA is Ready! For more information, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

 

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Shut Down Berks Lobby Training

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to get prepared for your lobby visit to Governor’s Wolf office. He needs to hear from constituents that 2018 is the year he issues an Emergency Removal Order to ensure no new families are brought to the Berks County Detention Center.

This training will review the history of the center, how to lobby and the research that proves that the state of Pennsylvania can in fact issue an Emergency Removal Order.

Please register today!

Everything you need to learn about our Summer Immigrant & Refugee Youth Leadership Convening!

We are hosting 3 webinars  in English & 1 in Spanish (pick when you are free) to go over what to expect for this years convening, fundraising plan and registration information including how to fill out forms and how to prepare. We are also excited to hear from you, what do you want from this year’s convening.  All interested in attending should join.

Webinar Dates: May 31 & June 14 @6:30-7:30 PM, June 7 @ 7-8PM  Register for webinars here! 

En Español: Junio 6 y Junio 13 @ 7:00 PM  – Registrate aquí!

Visit our website for more information regarding convening and registration. E-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or call 215-832-3482 if you have any questions.

 Online- Registration Necessary

DACA sigue en pie…pero TPS no. Que opciones hay? Un taller para renovar DACA, una puesta al dia sobre TPS y un foro para saber que hacer con las abogadas Katie Albarelli y Jane M. Schoener. Vengan si pueden renovar el DACA. VEngan si quieren apoyar nuestros esfuerzos.

 San Lucas Church, 417 N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA

Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la Conferencia de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Inmigrantes y Refugiados

Para que aprenda mas sobre este evento por favor atienda uno de los 2 seminarios que tendremos en Español por internet. Este seminario sera importante por que aprenderá sobre los temas que hemos discutido en el pasado, como completar su forma de registración , como crear un plan de recaudación de fondos (materiales incluidos por PICC) y podrá compartir que tipo de temas que le gustaría discutir y aprender este verano.

Fechas para los Webinars: Junio 6 y Junio 13 @ 7:00 PM en Español – Registrate aquí! 

Visita nuestra pagina www.paimmigrant.org para mas información o contacta a Maria Sotomayor al 215-832-3482 o mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org

 Por internet- Registracion necesaria canción

In response to increased immigration enforcement in Pennsylvania, PICC will be hosting a series of trainings on how to implement a coordinated community-based response to create safer communities and stop unjust deportations and detentions.

Participants will learn about the “Community Resistance Zone” model, as implemented by Juntos in Philadelphia, and how to conduct strategic case-based campaigns that highlight injustices in the immigration system. This training will be interactive, allowing participants to practice new skills and plan how to begin a project in their local community. The training will be a full two days. Participants are expected to attend both days.

Skills and topics to be covered include:

  • How to conduct door-to-door conversations with community members
  • Recruiting allies to support immigrant-led campaigns
  • Understanding the immigration system and the detention and deportation process

NOTE: All PA is Ready! grantees participating in the Enforcement Resistance Initiative are required to send at least one staff (or equivalent) and 2-3 community leaders or volunteers to one of the three Enforcement Resistance trainings being offered

Please register here.

 Department of Human Services, 1 Smithfield St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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!

Topic: Understanding Asylum Law. Jonah Eaton, Nationalities Service Center

 

En español abajo
PICC’s Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Youth Convening
Everything you need to learn about our youth convening!
We are hosting 3 webinars  in English & 1 in Spanish (pick when you are free) to go over what to expect for this years convening, fundraising plan and registration information including how to fill out forms and how to prepare. We are also excited to hear from you, what do you want from this year’s convening.  All interested in attending should join.
Webinar Dates: May 31, June 7 & June 14 @6:30-7:30 PM  
Register for webinars here! 
Junio 6 y Junio @ 7:00 PM en Español – Registrate aquí! 

 

Date of Event: August 17-19, 2018
Ages: 14-25
Cost: $35.00 per person
All attendees will help with fundraising- PICC will provide and assist with a fundraising plan!
Registration Opens: June 1, 2018
Registration will close on July 28, 2018
 
CALLING PAST CONVENING 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 1hr planning calls in the evenings starting June- July.
 
Visit our website for more information regarding convening and registration. 
E-mail Maria Sotomayor at mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org or call 215-832-3482 if you have any questions.
 
Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la 
Conferencia de Liderazgo de Jóvenes Inmigrantes y Refugiados
Invitación para aprender sobre el evento: Para que aprenda mas sobre este evento por favor atienda uno de los 2 seminarios que tendremos en Español por internet. Este seminario sera importante por que aprenderá sobre los temas que hemos discutido en el pasado, como completar su forma de registración , como crear un plan de recaudación de fondos (materiales incluidos por PICC) y podrá compartir que tipo de temas que le gustaría discutir y aprender este verano.
Fechas para los Webinars: Junio 6 y Junio 13 @ 7:00 PM en Español – Registrate aquí! 
 
Fecha del evento: 17- 19 de Agosto 
Edad: 14-25 
Costo: $35.00 por persona 
Todos los participantes ayudaran a juntar fondos para este evento. PICC les ayudara a crear un plan de recaudación. 
 
Registración empieza : 1 de Junio, 2018 y termina el 28 de Julio del 2018.
Visita nuestra pagina www.paimmigrant.org para mas información o contacta a Maria Sotomayor al 215-832-3482 o mariasotomayor@paimmigrant.org


Atención a participantes anteriores: Te gustaría ayudarnos a planear esta conferencia? El compromiso es que vas a estar en 5 (1 hr cada una) llamadas de grupo desde Junio a Julio. Ayudar a dar ideas sobre temas, coordinación de jóvenes, planear entrenadores o personas que vengan a hablar con el grupo, recaudar fondos, etc. 
 Online- Registration Necessary

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

Register Today!

Read more about the program, workshops, and speakers.

 Hilton Harrisburg, One North Second St, Harrisburg PA

What? Qué? Get screened for family petition eligibility by immigration attorneys, accredited representatives and trained volunteers. Evaluaciones legales para peticiones familiares realizadas por abogados de inmigración, representantes acreditados y voluntarios capacitados.

Eligibility/ Eligibilidad: Applicant must be US citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. El aplicante tiene que ser cuidadano americano o residente permanente.

Please RSVP by calling (215) 634-7245/ Por favor haga una cita llamando al (215) 634-7245.

 Ceiba, 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Shut Down Berks Lobby Visit Training

Shut Down Berks Coalition

Join us via webinar to get prepared for your lobby visit to Governor’s Wolf office. He needs to hear from constituents that 2018 is the year he issues an Emergency Removal Order to ensure no new families are brought to the Berks County Detention Center.

This training will review the history of the center, how to lobby and the research that proves that the state of Pennsylvania can in fact issue an Emergency Removal Order.

Please register today!

This May Day, we come together to honor and celebrate immigrants and workers who are often overlooked and undervalued. We especially want to uplift and center domestic workers, child care workers, sex workers, construction workers, restaurant workers, refugee workers and all other workers whose survival work remains unrecognized. This Mayday, we say: there is no small work — all workers are valuable!

Join us for a march and celebration this Mayday at Salem’s Market & Grill at 6pm! It is important that we make time to uplift, honor, and center our joy whenever we can.

Hosted by: ANSAR of Pittsburgh, APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance), ARYSE (Alliance for Refugee Youth, Support, and Education), Babyland Collective, Fight For Lifers West, Friends of Farmworkers, Hospital Workers Rising, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Jovenes Con Proposito, Let’s Get Free Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee, Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC), Pittsburgh Dreamers, Restaurant Opportunities Center of Pittsburgh, SisTers PGH, Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh, Thomas Merton Center, United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh

 Salem's Market & Grill. 2923 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

AAPI Canvass Day in NE Philly!

AAU, PCDC, PICC, SEAMAAC, VietLead

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest growing racial group in the country. However, due to issues of language barriers and lack of outreach, the voices of our communities go unheard. Asian American Power Table is going to hit the doors in Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday 4/29. Come join us if you care about immigration/deportation issues and want to make an impact in the community!

**Transportation (to and from) will be provided between PCDC and the Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood.

RSVP on Facebook.

 301 N. 9th Street, Philadelphia PA

What?/Que? Get screened for possible immigration relief by immigration attorneys. Evaluaciones legales para posibles alivios de inmigracion realizado por abogados de inmigracion.

Please RSVP by calling (215) 634-7245. Por favor confirme su asistencia llamando al (215) 634-7245.

 Ceiba, 174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Community Navigator Module 4&5: Eligibility Screening & Citizenship (Harrisburg)

Catholic Charities of Harrisburg, Church World Service, & PICC

What is a Community Navigator? 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 series of trainings in Harrisburg from April 14-21, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Registration is required using this form. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios? Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Harrisburg del 14 al 21 de abril de 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Se requiere registrarse usando este formulario. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

Module 4: Eligibility Screening/Preselección de elegibilidad

Navigators learn how to use and complete the eligibility-screening tool under the supervision of an attorney. Los navegadores aprenden a usar y completar la herramienta de preselección de elegibilidad para beneficios migratorios bajo supervisión.

Module 5: Citizenship/Ciudadanía

Navigators will learn about the requirements for U.S. citizenship and how to complete a citizenship application under supervision. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los requisitos para la ciudadanía y cómo completar una solicitud bajo supervisión.

 Catholic Charities, 939 E. Park Drive, Suite 102, Harrisburg 17111

We are hosting a webinar led by Maripat Pileggi from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia about proposed changes to “public charge” policies.

The Department of Homeland Security has drafted new rules redefining “public charge” policies.  If these rules go into effect, some immigrants may be forced to choose between enrolling their families (including their U.S. citizen children) in key benefits programs (like Medicaid, Food Stamps, LIHEAP and WIC) and jeopardizing their immigration status and ability to stay united with their families in the U.S.  The new rules are expected to be published very soon.  Once they are published, there will be a 30-60 day period to submit comments.

Join this webinar to learn about the proposed new rules, how you can submit comments in opposition to the new rules, and how you can advocate to keep immigrant access to benefits. Please register today!
 Online Webinar

What is a Community Navigator? 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 series of trainings in Harrisburg from April 14-21, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Registration is required using this form. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios? Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Harrisburg del 14 al 21 de abril de 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Se requiere registrarse usando este formulario. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

Module 6: Presentation and Training Skills/Habilidades para hacer presentaciones

Module 6 focuses on learning the basic presentation and training skills that Navigators will need to effectively present information to others in their communities. El Módulo 6 se enfoca en aprender las habilidades de capacitación que los Navegadores necesitarán para presentar información de manera efectiva a otras personas.

 International Service Center, 21 S. River St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/2H6hndF

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Learn about you and your children’s rights in schools. Learn how you can use the “Welcoming Schools” toolkit to pass resolutions and policies in your school district that will help protect immigrant and refugee families.

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

Childcare & interpretation provided.

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REGISTRARSE: https://bit.ly/2H6hndF

Aprenda cuales son los derechos de usted y sus hijos en las escuelas. Aprenda cómo usar nuestro “Welcoming Schools Toolkit” o “Kit de herramientas de Escuelas Acogedoras” para trabajar con su distrito escolar para aprobar resoluciones y políticas que ayudarán a proteger a las familias inmigrantes y refugiadas

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

Cuidado de ninos y interpretacion.

 Casa San José 2116 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15216

#ShutDownBerks call-in day

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.

No more nice words about “standing” with the immigrant community, we demand real action NOW. For more information and talking points, see Facebook event or the Shut Down Berks Campaign page.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios? Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Harrisburg del 14 al 21 de abril de 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Se requiere registrarse usando este formulario. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

Modulo 1: Introduccion a ley de Inmigración

El primer módulo proporciona una descripción general de la ley de inmigración de EE. UU.

 

 Seminario Web

What is a Community Navigator? 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 series of trainings in Harrisburg from April 14-21, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Registration is required using this form. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

Module 1: Overview of Immigration Law 

The first module provides an overview of U.S. immigration law to help Navigators understand the functioning and shortcomings of the U.S. immigration system.

 

 Webinar/Seminario Web

Vigil to #ShutDownBerks

MILPA, Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness

Show your support for the families currently incarcerated at the Berks Family Detention Center, and send the message that we will keep fighting until we #ShutDownBerks and #EndFamilyDetention!

This month’s vigil will be led by the Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA).

 BCRC, 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport PA 19533

What is a Community Navigator? 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 series of trainings in Harrisburg from April 14-21, 2018 to give community leaders the skills and knowledge to assist their peers in accessing resources and understanding their right. Registration is required using this form. Interpretation and childcare are available upon request for all sessions.

¿Quieres son los Navegantes Comunitarios? Los Navegantes Comunitarios son miembros de la comunidad que reciben capacitación especializada para proporcionar servicios de inmigración de calidad a miembros de sus comunidades. La Coalición de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de Pensilvania (PICC) organizará una serie de talleres en Harrisburg del 14 al 21 de abril de 2018 para capacitar a líderes comunitarios con las habilidades y el conocimiento necesario para ayudar a sus vecinos a acceder a recursos legales y comprender sus derechos. Se requiere registrarse usando este formulario. Interpretación y cuidado de niños están disponibles bajo petición en todas las sesiones.

Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración.

Module 3: Deportation Defense/Defensa contra la deportación

This module focuses on understanding what immigrant communities can do to protect themselves and their families from deportation. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación.

 International Service Center, 21 S. River St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Immigration Lecture (Philadephia)

Chestnut Hill College

The Country We Want to Be: A Faith-Based Reflection on Immigrants and Refugees in the 21st Century

A lecture by Donald Kerwin, Executive Director of the Center for Migration Studies, New York City

Free Admission. All are welcome. Parking available on premises.

 Main Room of SugarLoaf Chateau, Chestnut Hill College, 9220 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia 19118

Legislative Advocacy Training

Harrisburg Area NOW

Ever wanted to SPEAK UP about a state or local issue, but didn’t know where to start? Join us! This event is free and open to the public.

This training will cover:

  • State and local lawmaking
  • The best methods to contact your legislator
  • Messaging strategies for community advocacy
  • Rules of engagement for legislative meetings

The hosting organizations welcome donations of feminine hygiene products, such as, maxi pads and tampons, which will be delivered to homeless women in the area.

Register today! Share on Facebook!

Co-sponsored by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter, Harrisburg Area NOW, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA), LGBT Center, Planned Parenthood, Women of Color Network, AAUW, and League of Women Voters of the Harrisburg Area.

 

 HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, 1500 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102

This webinar is designed to orient prospective PA is Ready! grant applicants with the information they need to submit a successful PA is Ready! grant application. During the webinar, members of this year’s Grantmaking Committee will discuss:

  • The 2018 funding framework to understand the types of projects PA is Ready! will fund this year
  • This year’s timeline for application submission and review
  • The 2018 grant judging criteria
  • Dates for the regional trainings for our new Enforcement Resistance Initiative. Attendance is required for all Enforcement Resistance grantees.
  • Grantee reporting and other requirements

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, a video conferencing platform. Registration is required! You will receive the necessary information to join the webinar following registration.

 

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 1:30-3 pm, CLS will conduct a basic training on various public benefits that immigrants can be eligible for.

We will discuss what to do if you have an issue accessing benefits (such as food stamps, cash assistance, Medicaid, and Emergency Medical Assistance) from the welfare office. We will also discuss what to do if you apply for SSI disability benefits and are denied.

This workshop will be held in English and Mandarin and/or Cantonese.

 Chinese Christian Church & Center – Spring Street Campus, 225 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia PA

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

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

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


              
            

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

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

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


              
            

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

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

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Immigration Legal Clinic (Philadelphia)

AFRICOM, Nationalities Service Center, and HCP

Do you have TPS?

Come to learn if you qualify for some form of permanent immigration status or relief. Lawyers from Nationalities Service Center will conduct one-on-one legal screenings. For more information, call 215-439-5409 or email 29.michel@gmail.com

 FUMCOG (Pilling Hall), 6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), presents its second short film; “America; I Too”, starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi and featuring the music from Grammy winners Quetzal. Writer and first time Director Anike Tourse shares the interconnected stories of three arrested and detained immigrants who navigate the system as they attempt to prevent their deportation. Film is based on real testimonies and experiences. Closed captioning for “America: I Too” is available in Spanish, Korean, and simple Chinese. Buy Tickets online.

This film is presented as part of The Women’s Film Festival, a forum that inspires and cultivates a movement to celebrate and unite the power of women in the film and entertainment industry.

 Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room, 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

FEMA Legal Clinic for Puerto Rican Evacuees (Lancaster)

Ceiba (PICC member), PA Department of State, and others

Pro Bono FEMA Legal Clinic to Assist Puerto Rico Evacuees

  • Register with FEMA
  • Submit claims with FEMA
  • Appeal FEMA Claim Denials

Clinica legal gratuita de FEMA para Asistir a los Evacuados de Puerto Rico

  • Registrese con FEMA
  • Presente sus reclamos con FEMA
  • Apelacion de reclamos denegados por FEMA

To register/para registrase: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3qPBFTWyapcakex

for more information call: 717-705-5552 or email: nbristolco@pa.gov

 YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

U-Visa & VAWA Information Session & Free Immigration Legal Screening – Philadelphia

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services & Ceiba (PICC Members)

[Español abajo]

You might be eligible for a U-Visa or VAWA if you are the victim of a series crime, including domestic violence, sexual assault, aggravated assault, trafficking, blackmail or extortion, and more. Come get information about eligibility and requirements, followed by a comprehensive legal for immigration relief. Cal 215-324-0746 to RSVP.

Es posible que sea elegible para una visa “U” o VAWA si ha sido victima de un delito grave, esto incluye: violencia domestica, abuso sexual o violacion, asalto agravado, trafico de personas, chantaje o extorsion, entre otros. Venga a obtener informacion sobre la elegibilidad y los requisitos, seguido de evaluaciones legales completas para remedios migratorios. Llame al 215-324-0746 para RSVP.

 

 

 Esperanza College, 4261 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA

Know Your Rights/Conozca Sus Derechos – Southside Pittsburgh

APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center

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

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

Darers & Dreamers Second Friday Exhibition

Common Room Philly, Planned Parenthood SE PA, PICC

Join us for a night of art inspired by immigration, border crossing, and undocumented young people! The Common Room is partnering with Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC) to raise awareness about the 690,000 people in this country protected by the #DACA program. There will be information on ways to take action, beer and snacks, and work from artists of the Philadelphia community.

More information and RSVP on Facebook.

 Common Room Philly, 1509 N. Front St., Philadelphia PA 19122

Harrisburg: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights!

PICC, Make the Road PA, MILPA, CASA

On March 4th and 5th, immigrant and refugees communities, advocates, and allies will be gathering across Pennsylvania to lift up the vision and power of immigrants through art, action, and stories.

Our communities need immigration policies that reflect our values of compassion, inclusiveness, and diversity. We need local and federal policies that end deportations and detention, reunify and keep families together, welcome those seeking asylum and refuge, and provide a just and humane pathway toward citizenship for every immigrant in this country.

More information on the Facebook event!

 228 Walnut St., Harrisburgh PA

Philadelphia: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights!

PICC, Juntos, VietLead, Aquinas Center, Africom, NSM, Al-Bustan Seeds of Change

Join immigrants, refugees, advocates, and allies on March 5th to lift up the vision and power of immigrant communities!

We need immigration policies that reflect our values of compassion, inclusiveness, and diversity. We need local and federal policies that end deportations and detention, reunify and keep families together, welcome those seeking asylum and refuge, and provide a just and humane pathway toward citizenship for every immigrant in this country.

More information on the Facebook event!

 Thomas Paine Plaza, Philadelphia

Know Your Rights/Conocza Sus Derechos – Downtown Pittsburgh

APALA, LCLAA, Restaurant Opportunities Center

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

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

Pittsburgh: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights!

PICC, Casa San Jose, Pittsburgh United, Thomas Merton Center, Planned Parenthood

On March 4th and 5th, immigrant and refugees communities, advocates, and allies will be gathering across Pennsylvania to lift up the vision and power of immigrants through art, community, and stories.

Our communities need immigration policies that reflect our values of compassion, inclusiveness, and diversity. We need local and federal policies that end deportations and detention, reunify and keep families together, welcome those seeking asylum and refuge, and provide a just and humane pathway toward citizenship for every immigrant in this country.

More information on the Facebook event!

 Market Square, Pittsburgh

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

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

 Penn Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

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

Module 4: Eligibility Screening

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

Module 5: Citizenship

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

 Aquinas Center,

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

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

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

Modules 2&3 of our Community Navigator Training Series will be taught on the same day. Many thanks to our partner Casa San Jose for facilitating these modules. Language interpretation and childcare are available upon request and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Alicia Quebral, WE Lead Program Staff, at aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org or (412) 387-7422.

Los módulos 2 y 3 de nuestra serie de capacitación para Navegantes Comunitarios se impartirán el mismo día. Muchas gracias a nuestros socios AFRICOM y Juntos por facilitar estos módulos. La interpretación de idiomas y el cuidado de los niños están disponibles bajo petición y se proporcionará el almuerzo. Registro es obligatorio. Haga clic aquí para acceder al formulario de registro. Para obtener más información acerca de esta capacitación, comuníquese con Alicia Quebral, WE Lead Program Staff, at aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org or (412) 387-7422.

Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración.

Module 3: Deportation Defense/Defensa contra la deportación

This module focuses on understanding what immigrant communities can do to protect themselves and their families from deportation. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación.

 Global Switchboard, 305 34th St., Pittsburgh PA

Modules 2&3 of our Community Navigator Training Series will be taught on the same day. Many thanks to our partners AFRICOM and Juntos for facilitating these modules. Language interpretation and childcare are available upon request and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615.

Los módulos 2 y 3 de nuestra serie de capacitación para Navegantes Comunitarios se impartirán el mismo día. Muchas gracias a nuestros socios AFRICOM y Juntos por facilitar estos módulos. La interpretación de idiomas y el cuidado de los niños están disponibles bajo petición y se proporcionará el almuerzo. Registro es obligatorio. Haga clic aquí para acceder al formulario de registro. Para obtener más información acerca de esta capacitación, comuníquese con Carlos Adolfo González, coordinador de creación de capacidades, en carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org o llamando al 215-832-0615.

Module 2: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos

Navigators will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes cuando interactúen con la policía y los oficiales de inmigración.

Module 3: Deportation Defense/Defensa contra la deportación

This module focuses on understanding what immigrant communities can do to protect themselves and their families from deportation. Navigators learn how to complete deportation defense plans and packets. Los navegadores aprenden cómo completar planes y paquetes de defensa contra la deportación.

 6328 Paschal Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142

Modulo 6: Habilidades para hacer presentaciones

Esperaos que los navegantes comunitarios pongan los conocimientos y habilidades recién adquiridos para beneficio de sus comunidades. EEl Módulo 6 se enfoca en aprender las habilidades de capacitación que los Navegadores necesitarán para presentar información de manera efectiva a otras personas. Los navegadores aprenderán a planificar y presentar un taller de informacion de manera efectiva. Registration es necesaria. Hagan click aqui para registrarse. Ponganse en contacto con Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez si tienen alguna pregunta al correo carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org.

 

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Module 6: Presentation and Training Skills

Navigators are expected to put their newly acquired knowledge and skills to use for the benefit of their communities. Module 6 focuses on learning the basic presentation and training skills that Navigators will need to effectively present information to others in their communities. Navigators will learn how to effectively plan and present a workshop, as well as what support they can expect from PICC.

Language interpretation and childcare available upon request and dinner will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615.

 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Modulo 1: Información general sobre la Ley de Inmigración

El primer módulo proporciona una descripción general de la ley de inmigración de EE. UU. Para ayudar a los navegantes a comprender el funcionamiento y las deficiencias del sistema de inmigración. Los navegadores aprenderán sobre los cuatro caminos principales para inmigrar a los Estados Unidos, así como también podrán distinguir entre diferentes estatus legales de inmigrantes, e identificar potenciales formas de alivio para los inmigrantes indocumentados. Este módulo también proporciona una visión general de los cambios recientes en la política de inmigración. Por último, los Navegadores aprenden cómo identificar, informar y evitar la práctica no autorizada de la ley mientras evalúan o ayudan a otros miembros de la comunidad a completar sus solicitudes.

Para participar en este seminario virtual usando un computor, haga click en siguiente enlace: https://zoom.us/j/135683757

Alternativamente, pueden participar atravez de un telefono llamado al +1-669-900-6833 y marcando el ID numbero 135-683-757.

Registro es obligatorio. Hagan aqui para registrarse. Para obtener más información sobre este taller, comuníquese con Carlos Adolfo González, coordinador estatal de capacidades, en carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org o al 215-832-0615.

 Seminario virtual

Module 1 will be offered via Webinar.

Module 1: Overview of Immigration Law

The first module provides an overview of U.S. immigration law to help Navigators understand the functioning and shortcomings of the U.S. immigration system. Navigators will learn about the four primary paths for immigrating to the United States, as well as be able to distinguish between different non-immigrant and immigrant status and identify potential forms of relief for undocumented immigrants. This module also provides an overview of recent changes in immigration enforcement policy. Lastly, Navigators learn how to identify, report, and avoid the unauthorized practice of law while screening or assisting other community members to complete their applications.

To participate in our video conference using a computer, click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/661487453

Alternatively, you can participate via phone by dialing +1-669-900-6833, followed by the meeting ID: 661-487-453.

Registration is required. Click here to access the registration form. For more information about this training, contact Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez, Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator, at carlosgonzalez@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-0615.

 Webinar

Free Immigration Legal Clinic – Philadelphia

AFRICOM, Hiaitan Coalition of Philadelphia, & Nationalities Service Center

Lawyers from Nationalities Service Center will screen participants for forms of immigration relief and leaders from AFRICOM will lead a know your rights workshop. Participants will learn about the rights of immigrants when interacting with police and immigration officers. For more information, call 215-439-5409.

 6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA FUMCOG (Pilling Hall)

Prepare yourself and your family in case of an encounter with immigration officers. Immigration lawyers will be present to answer questions and meet with you one on one.

Infórmese y prepárese en caso de un encuentro con inmigración. Abogados de inmigración estarán presente para responder sus preguntas.

 

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 San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, 425 S. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Las oficinas de inmigracion han comenzado a acceptar solicitudes de renovacion de DACA pero solamente para personsa que ya lo tenian.
Este lunes tendremos expertos y abogados de inmigracion contestando sus preguntas sobre como renovar y quien califica para hacerlo. Mas informacion en Facebook. 

Este evento es completamente gratis!

 600 Washington Ave, 2nd floor, Unit 18UA, Philadelphia PA

The Grupo de Apoyo e Integracion Hispanoamericano will be offering a no-cost DACA renewal workshop with Atty. Katie Albarelli in Allentown. More information on Facebook.

El Grupo de Apoyo e Integracion Hispanoamericano se complace en anunciar un TALLER para RENOVAR DACA en Allentown, DOMINGO 28 enero, de 1-4 pm, en la Iglesia de San Lucas, al 417 N. 7th Street.La abogada Katie Albarelli estara, brindando su apoyo y pericie y confirmando que las aplicaciones se hagan bien. Sera un buen momento para que TODOS nos reunamos para hablar del futuro y para hablar de los jovenes y sus familias que siguen en un imbo legal. Vengan, si pueden renovar el DACA. Vengan si quieren apoyar nuestros esfuerzos!

 St. Luke's Church, 417 N. 7th Street, Allentown, 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.

This week’s topic: Sanctuary policy advocacy for allies

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

 Register online

Seminario Virtual Sobre la Renovación de DACA

PICC & Nationalities Service Center (NSC)

PICC y nuestro socio NSC estámos organizando un seminario web de emergencia sobre las renovaciones de DACA. Un juez federal recientemente impidió que la administración de Trump terminara el programa de DACA mientras el caso avanzaba hacia los tribunales y dio instrucciones al gobierno para que reanude el procesamiento de las solicitudes de renovación de DACA. USCIS ha comenzado a aceptar solicitudes de renovación una vez más. El Departamento de Justicia apeló la decisión. Mientras tanto, todas las personas que son elegibles deben enviar sus solicitudes de renovación. Participen en este seminario virtual para conocer quién es elegible para renovar y otros detalles relacionados con DACA.

Para participar en el seminario atravez de una computadora, hagan click en el siguiente enlace: https://zoom.us/j/312788630

Alternativamente, pueden participar llamando al:  +1 646-558-8656, segido por el ID de la reunión: 312-788-630

 

Get updates and ask questions regarding recent changes to DACA, including the federal court order mandating that the government accept DACA renewals. If you qualify, receive free legal assistance to renew your DACA. If you qualify, receive free legal assistance to renew your DACA. Please RSVP by calling(215) 324-0746.

Ponte ala dia sobre los cambios recientes de DACA, incluyendo la orden judicial federal que exige que el gobierno acepte renovaciones de DACA. Si calificas, abogados de inmigracion te ayudaran con tu aplicacion de renovacion. Para reservaciones, llamar al (215) 324-0746.

 Esperanza College, 4261 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

PICC and our partner HIAS PA are hosting an emergency webinar on DACA renewals. A federal judge recently blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA while the case moves forward in the courts and instructed the government to resume processing applications for DACA renewals. USCIS has begun accepting applications for renewals once again. The Justice Department has appealed the decision. In the meantime, all eligible DACA recipients should submit their renewal applications. Join us to learn about who is eligible to renew and other details surrounding DACA.

To join the webinar from a computer, click: https://zoom.us/j/256130577
Alternatively, to join the webinar via phone, dial: +1 669-900-6833, followed by the Meeting ID: 256-130-577

Help Bensalem Resist 287g

BuxMonth Inclusive and Progressive, Make the Road PA (PICC Member), PICC

The recent announcement made by Bensalem’s Public Safety Director, Fred Harran, that Bensalem Police Department has applied to be part of 287g program, in which local police are trained to act as immigration officers, is alarming. Collaboration of local police with ICE opens townships to legal liability, encourages intolerance, and drives immigrant families away. Already, there has been an increase in racial profiling incidents in Bensalem. Community leaders will be speaking out against 287g at the Council Meeting. More information on the event and background on 287g on the Facebook event.

 2400 Byberry Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020-6101

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

Pastor Maria and Daniel Erdman from Iglesia Presbiteriana Resurreccion will leading our next vigil. Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center. Please read more about the event and RSVP.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533

DACA Renewal Clinic – Pittsburgh

Casa San Jose (PICC Member)

Puedes renovar su DACA este sábado (GRATIS!!) entre 11am y 2pm. Tendremos cuidado de niños y comida.

Si tienes preguntas, llame a 412-343-3111!

 2116 Broadway Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15216

The Summit Against Racism is the leading educational and skills-building gathering centered on racial justice in the Pittsburgh region.  The Summit, in its 20th year, is a forum for learning, connecting and visioning for a more just Pittsburgh and world. with the aim of assessing the current needs of our community while developing strategies to combat racism in the coming year.

This year’s theme is “The Struggle Continues: Healing Trauma, Building Community, and Inspiring Action.” Join PICC partners Casa San Jose, Friends of Farmworkers, and LCLAA in their panels on trauma and healing in immigrant communities!

More information on their Facebook event and registration here.

 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 616 N. Highland Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Representative Lloyd Smucker must vote to stand with DREAMers when Congress votes on the 19th! Bring candles for a vigil and stand with us in solidarity to make a statement to Smucker that he represents ALL of us! RSVP and more info.

 815 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601-3615

Representative Charlie Dent must vote to stand with DREAMers when Congress votes on the 19th! Bring candles for a vigil and stand with us in solidarity to make a statement to Dent that he represents ALL of us! RSVP and more info.

 3900 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103-6146

Representative Lloyd Smucker must vote to stand with DREAMers when Congress votes on the 19th! Bring candles for a vigil and stand with us in solidarity to make a statement to Smucker that he represents ALL of us! RSVP and more info.

 51 South 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 week’s topic: Effective legislative advocacy

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

 Register online

Once again, immigrant families in PA will spending the holidays in jail. Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 19th to send a coordinated message to Governor Tom Wolf that he needs to act immediately to release the families and #ShutDownBerks!

Read more information on the event page.

Show your support for the families currently incarcerated at the Berks Family Detention Center, and send the message that we will keep fighting until we #ShutDownBerks and #EndFamilyDetention!

Read more on the event page.

 BCRC, 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport PA 19533

Immigration Legal Clinic/Clinica Legal de Inmigracion

Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, Upper Darby (PICC Member)

Learn about your rights, the immigration process, if you qualify for an immigration relief and to learn how to fill out a immigration defense packet and plan for you and your family!

Aprender mas sobre sus derechos, si califica para algún proceso migratorio y como llenar un plan de defensa contra la deportación para usted y su familia.

More information on Facebook.

 Multicultural Community Family Services, 7016 Terminal Square, Suite 1-A, Upper Darby

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 week’s topic: TBA

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

 Video - registration required

Join CASA to sing Christmas carols! We’ve written funny lyrics in both English and in Spanish. We will have Santa Claus hats, musical instruments and coffee/hot chocolate. In addition, you can sign a giant postcard that we have prepared asking Smucker to protect the DREAMERS.

Únase a CASA para cantar unos villancicos de Navidad un tanto diferentes. Las letras serán muy divertidas, tanto en inglés como en castellano. Tendremos gorritos de Santa Claus, instrumentos musicales y café/chocolate caliente. Además, podrá firmar una postal gigante que hemos preparado pidiéndole a Smucker que proteja a los DREAMERS.

More information and RSVP on Facebook.

 Penn Square, Lancaster

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Glatfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

Free Citizenship Clinic / Clinica de ciudadania gratuita – Philadelphia

Ceiba & Esperanza Legal Services (PICC Members)

Call us to reserve a place at our upcoming citizenship eligibility screening session where our accredited representatives, attorneys, and trained volunteers will screen you for US citizenship. To be eligible to attend, you must: be over 18 years old, have basic english skills (or be eligibile for a language waiver), have a green card for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to an American citizen). Please bring your green card. Space is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. This session is screening ONLY. Appointments for the application assistance clinic will be given at the screening. Call 215-324-0746 to reserve your place.

Llámenos para reservar un lugar en nuestra próxima sesión de selección de elegibilidad para la ciudadanía en la que nuestros representantes acreditados, abogados y voluntarios capacitados lo seleccionarán para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense. Para ser elegible para asistir, debe: tener más de 18 años, tener conocimientos básicos de inglés (o ser elegible para una exención de idioma), tener una tarjeta de residencia durante al menos 5 años (o 3 años si está casado con un ciudadano estadounidense). Por favor traiga su tarjeta verde de residencia. El espacio es limitado. Las solicitudes se aceptarán por orden de llegada. Esta sesión se selecciona SOLAMENTE. Las citas para la clínica de asistencia de solicitud se darán en la proyección. Llame al 215-324-0746 para reservar su lugar.

 Esperanza College, 4261 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Glatfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

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 week’s topic: update on the status of the various Muslim and refugee bans

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

 Video - registration required

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Glatfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

Clínica de Inmigración / Immigration Screening Clinic – Upper Darby

Centro de Apoyo Comunitario & Friends of Farmworkers (PICC Members)

Taller informativo de paquetes de defensa contra la deportación. Información sobre renocación de ITINs. Información sobre otros alivios migratorios como visa T, visa U, y estatus de protección temporal (TPS), residencia permanente, y ciudadanía.

Sabe si califica para estos u otros alivios migratorios? Ha sido víctima de un crimen o de abuso domestico? Asista a esta clínica de Inmigración para saber si califica.

para más información llame a Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, 610-713-5954.

This session is targeted for the Spanish Speaking community, but no one will be turned away because of language.

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Informative workshop on deportation defense package. Information about renewing ITINs. Information about other migratory reliefs such as T visa, U visa, and temporary protection status (TPS), permanent residence, and citizenship.

Do you know if you qualify for these or other forms of immigratory relief? Have you been the victim of a crime or domestic abuse? Attend this Immigration clinic to find out if you qualify.

For more information call the Community Support Center, 610-713-5954.

 Upper Darby Welcome Center, 7000 Walnut St, Upper Darby, PA 19082

From November 27-December 9, PICC will be hosting an in-person training series for Community Navigators. Navigators will receive specialized training to provide quality immigration services for their communities in an empowering and effective ways. The schedule is below- please see the registration page for locations and more details. Interpretation and childcare will be available. Please register by Nov. 20th and contact Alicia at aliciaquebral@paimmigrant.org with any questions.

  • 11/27: Orientation for Community Navigators
  • 11/28: Overview of Immigration Law
  • 12/2: Eligibility Screening & Citizenship
  • 12/6: Presentation & Training Skills
  • 12/9: Know Your Rights & Deportation Defense

Free Citizenship Clinic/clínica de ciudadanía gratuita – Philadelphia

Ceiba & Esperanza Legal Services (PICC Members)

Call us to reserve a place at our upcoming citizenship eligibility screening session where our accredited representatives, attorneys, and trained volunteers will screen you for US citizenship. To be eligible to attend, you must: be over 18 years old, have basic english skills (or be eligibile for a language waiver), have a green card for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to an American citizen). Please bring your green card. Space is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. This session is screening ONLY. Appointments for the application assistance clinic will be given at the screening. Call 215-324-0746 to reserve your place.

Llámenos para reservar un lugar en nuestra próxima sesión de selección de elegibilidad para la ciudadanía en la que nuestros representantes acreditados, abogados y voluntarios capacitados lo seleccionarán para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense. Para ser elegible para asistir, debe: tener más de 18 años, tener conocimientos básicos de inglés (o ser elegible para una exención de idioma), tener una tarjeta de residencia durante al menos 5 años (o 3 años si está casado con un ciudadano estadounidense). Por favor traiga su tarjeta verde de residencia. El espacio es limitado. Las solicitudes se aceptarán por orden de llegada. Esta sesión se selecciona SOLAMENTE. Las citas para la clínica de asistencia de solicitud se darán en la proyección. Llame al 215-324-0746 para reservar su lugar.

 Esperanza College, 4261 N 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Clínica de Inmigración / Immigration Screening Clinic – Upper Darby

Centro de Apoyo Comunitario & Friends of Farmworkers (PICC Members)

Taller informativo de paquetes de defensa contra la deportación. Información sobre renocación de ITINs. Información sobre otros alivios migratorios como visa T, visa U, y estatus de protección temporal (TPS), residencia permanente, y ciudadanía.

Sabe si califica para estos u otros alivios migratorios? Ha sido víctima de un crimen o de abuso domestico? Asista a esta clínica de Inmigración para saber si califica.

para más información llame a Centro de Apoyo Comunitario, 610-713-5954.

This session is targeted for the Spanish Speaking community, but no one will be turned away because of language.

___________

Informative workshop on deportation defense package. Information about renewing ITINs. Information about other migratory reliefs such as T visa, U visa, and temporary protection status (TPS), permanent residence, and citizenship.

Do you know if you qualify for these or other forms of immigratory relief? Have you been the victim of a crime or domestic abuse? Attend this Immigration clinic to find out if you qualify.

For more information call the Community Support Center, 610-713-5954.

 

 Sótano de la Iglesia San Lorenzo (St. Laurence Church), 8245 W. Chester Pike, Upper Darby

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 week’s topic: Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

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

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Glatfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

 Learn more about how immigration works –and where it doesn’t—and how you and your congregation can support your immigrant neighbors.

 St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 417 N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18102

Trained and confidential Community Navigators are available to: provide initial screening for immigration relief. An appointment with an immigration attorney will follow; Answer questions and provide information regarding your rights; Assist with completion of a Family Preparedness Plan in case of Emergency; Create and distribute Casa de la Cultura Membership Identification Cards. If you are unavailable in the evening, call 717-339-6783
to schedule a daytime appointment.

Promotores comunitarios confidenciales y capacitados son disponibles para: proveer preselección para alivio migratorio. Una cita con un abogado seguirá; Responder preguntas y proveer información sobre sus derechos; Asistir en completar un Plan de Preparación Familiar en Caso de Emergencia; Crear y distribuir tarjetas de membresía de identificación de Casa de la Cultura.  Si no está disponible por la noche, llame al 717-339-6783 para programar una cita de día.

 Gratfelter Hall, Room 007, Gettysburg College

Our civil rights are in jeopardy. Support your favorite cause and those that impact your neighbors and friends. Come and learn about, make a donation to, or sign up to volunteer with these great organizations doing important work in Montgomery county. Come for the food, stay for the cause!

Proceeds from the 5k run/2k walk will benefit PICC! Facebook event here.

 1700 W. Main St. Norristown, PA

Multicultural Community Orientation – Harrisburg

International Service Center (PICC Member)

In an effort to increase the awareness of the various community representatives and Language Consultants regarding the mission and services of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the International Service Center is organizing a Multicultural Community Orientation on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Officers Alisha Welch and Shawnee Swinton from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region III, have accepted our invitation to be the main presenters.

Knowing of your special interest in such issues as Language Access for Limited English Proficient immigrants and Civil Rights Protection for refugees, we would like to invite you to participate in this important event.

We would be very grateful if you could inform us of your intent to participate by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by contacting Mr. Tuan at (717) 236-9401, e-mail: tuan@isc76.org;  or Ms. Hang at (717) 236-1523, e-mail: hang@isc76.org.

 Fellowship Hall, Market Square Presbyterian Church, 21 South River Street, Harrsiburg, PA 17101

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 week’s topic: digital surveillance

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

Dia De Los Muertos is a celebration of those who have passed on. THIS NOVEMBER 3RD, we say, Jose Vive! (Jose Lives)! We say, La Lucha Sigue (The Struggle Continues). This First Friday, we will remember Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez and all who have died at the hands of our country’s xenophobic and racist policies. Jose Antonio was a 16 year old boy who was shot 10 times by Border Patrol agents in 2012.

We will drink, we will dance, and we will honor and celebrate our lives for the sacredness that they are. Full menu will be posted on this event as updated. We will have a pop-up restaurant, plenty of space to sit and eat, live music, drinking, dancing, and more celebrating.

There will be a donation-based bar, a dance floor, hot food, hot beverages (cold ones too!), and most importantly, our alter and prayer flags. The altar should be decorated with flowers, candles, and pictures of loved ones. Please bring anything else you want to add. 

 5120 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

¿No está seguro si ahora es elegible para solicitar la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos? Asista a nuestra clínica de elegibilidad para averiguarlo. Los abogados de inmigración de Friends of Farmworkers evaluarán a los residentes legales permanentes para la elegibilidad de ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos. Todos los participantes aprenderán si son elegibles para presentar una solicitud ahora y qué documentos necesitan para solicitar la ciudadanía de los EE. UU. Póngase en contacto con Leslie Avila al 717-557-6038 para concertar una cita. ¡El evento es gratis!

Are you unsure if you are now eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship? Attend our eligibility clinic to find out. Immigration attorneys from Friends of Farmworkers will screen legal permanent residents for U.S. citizenship eligibility. All participants will learn if they are eligible to apply now and what documents they need to apply for U.S. citizenship. Contact Leslie Avila at 717-557-6038 to secure an appointment. The event is free!

 

 

 St. Francis of Assisi Church Basement, 1439 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17103

Art and Action to #ShutDownBerks

ShutDownBerks Campaign

Join members of the #ShutDownBerks campaign and artist Michelle Angela Ortiz to honor the families incarcerated at the Berks Family Detention Center and call on Governor Wolf and PA DHS Commissioner Miller to issue an ERO and shut down the facility.

 Philadelphia City Hall, North Entrance

Nuestra segunda reunion comunitaria! Puntos de conversacion:

  • DACA
  • Con quienes quieren hablar/conocer?
  • Que es santuario?
  • Noticias nuevas de Casa

Evento gratis, todos son bienvenidos!

 United Church of Christ, 1805 Tonopah St. Pittsburgh, PA 15216

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

El cuarto módulo de nuestra serie de capacitacion para navegadores comunitarios explicará sus funciones como voluntarios durante las clínicas legales y le enseñará cómo completar una herramienta elegibilidad para un cliente. La formación se ofrecerá a través de Zoom, un sitio web de videoconferencia. Las instrucciones sobre cómo unirse a la formación se compartirán en el correo electrónico de confirmación una vez que se haya completado el registro. Este entrenamiento será facilitado por abogados de Nationalities Service Center. Haga clic aqui para registrarse.

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.

 Zoom

FREE Citizenship Clinic – Scranton

EILS & UNCPA (PICC Members)

FREE citizenship screening and naturalization application assistance for eligible immigrants in the Scranton Area.

To apply you must:

  • Be over 18
  • Have basic English skills (or be eligible for a language waiver)
  • Have a green card for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to a US Citizen)
  • Live in Lackawanna or Luzurne Counties.

Space is limited! Applicants will be accepted on a first-come basis. Call 215-324-0746 to reserve your spot.

 United Neighborhood Centers of NE PA, 509 Cedar Ave, Scranton PA 18505