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.

At PICC we are very proud to have so many of it’s Members Graduating this Year! We understand that due to The COVID-19 Pandemic many schools have changed their lesson plans and changed the way they will be celebrating the accomplishments of their Students. So at PICC, we are Celebrating virtually with Youth Members all over the State.

RSVP:

https://paimmigrant.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=235&noFullMsg=true

 Via Zoom

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

Join advocates from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. This month’s topic will be Story of Self & Storytelling.

WHEN: Friday, May 8th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

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

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

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

Join advocates from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. This month’s topic will be Digital Organizing & Immigrant Rights Messaging.

WHEN: Friday, May 22nd, time TBD
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

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

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

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

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

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

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

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

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

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

Join advocates from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. This month’s topic will be Voter Rights & Voter Registration.

WHEN: Monday, May 18th, 6pm-7pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

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

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

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

Join advocates from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. This month’s topic will be Civics & Effective Advocacy.

WHEN: Friday, May 15th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

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

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

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.
This Month’s Call is on Wednesday, the 13th at 7:00- 8:00 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 Yeny Romero at yenyromero@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

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

Join advocates from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. This month’s topic will be Voter Rights & Voter Registration.

WHEN: Friday, May 8th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

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

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

The Education Law Center will address the rights of English Learners (EL’s) and Limited English Proficient (LEP)  families; and general information and advice on what students and parents need to know about their continuity education during COVID-19.  Attendees will also have the chance to share concerns coming from the community and learn how to join advocacy efforts to advance the education and resources for immigrant communities during this time.   Please RSVP for this presentation here

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

Join advocates from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. This month’s topic will be the Intersection of Criminalization and Immigration.

WHEN: Friday, April 24th, noon-1pm
WHERE: Free Zoom Webinar

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

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

 Zoom Webinar

Register for this webinar series here! 

Our Welcoming Schools Mini Series will introduce you to our Welcoming Schools Campaign, Toolkit and 2020 Report in a series of two trainings taking place on Wednesday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00 pm and Wednesday, April 22 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Plus a potential 45 minute working group session (if there is interest from 4 people from 4 different school districts) on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:00-5:00 pm. 

All meetings will be directed using zoom video conference. We recommend you attend using your computer, iPad, smartphone to see material on your screen.

If you were not able to attend our first workshop please download and review: Welcoming Schools Toolkit 

This is the next webinar workshop of our series: 

4/22/2020 Welcoming Schools Report: This session will provide a snapshot of the education experience of immigrant and refugee students in Pennsylvania. You will learn how to use our Welcoming Schools Report Summary, Welcoming Schools Check Up as advocacy tools within your school districts and statewide education funding.

After you are done with this workshop you will learn to:

  • Use our Welcoming Schools material for advocacy locally and statewide
  • Understand the experiences of immigrant and refugee students and their parents in schools across Pennsylvania
  • Advocate for Safe and Welcoming Schools, Language Access, Professional Development and Academic Support for immigrant and refugee students, teachers and administration.
  • Know how to participate in our Welcoming Schools Campaign

Materials to download and review: 2020 Welcoming Schools Report   & Welcoming Schools Check Up .Check out our 2019 Welcoming Schools Report too!

Join PICC and Project Libertad on Saturday, April 18th at 10am-12pm for our Know-Your-Rights & Organizing for Better Policies online webinar via Zoom. This workshop is open to the public, and it is part one of two Community Navigator Training webinars.

The Community Navigator Training is intended to prepare advocates, organizers, and allies to provide accurate information and immigration-related assistance to immigrant communities. If you are interested in becoming a Community Navigator in Pennsylvania, please attend both parts of the training program.

Register here: http://bit.ly/CN-Philadelphia-PICC

 Zoom Webinar

Join PICC and Project Libertad on Thursday, April 16th at 5pm-7pm for our Immigration Basics/Introduction to Immigration Law (English) online webinar via Zoom. This workshop is open to the public, and it is part one of two Community Navigator Training webinars.

The Community Navigator Training is intended to prepare advocates, organizers, and allies to provide accurate information and immigration-related assistance to immigrant communities. If you are interested in becoming a Community Navigator in Pennsylvania, please attend both parts of the training program.

Register here: https://bit.ly/Immigration101-Span

 Zoom Webinar

Register for this webinar series here! 

Our Welcoming Schools Mini Series will introduce you to our Welcoming Schools Campaign, Toolkit and 2020 Report in a series of two trainings taking place on Wednesday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00 pm and Wednesday, April 22 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Plus a potential 45 minute working group session (if there is interest from 4 people from 4 different school districts) on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:00-5:00 pm. 

Technology for this workshop: Due to COVID-19 all meetings will be directed using zoom video conference. We recommend you attend using your computer, iPad, smartphone in order to see the content on your screen.  We also recommend you give yourself at least 10 minutes to set up your technology.

4/15/2020 Welcoming Schools Campaign and Toolkit: This session will introduce you to the the rights of immigrant and refugee students in schools in regards to immigration enforcement (ICE). You will learn how to use this toolkit and advocate with your local school district to pass Welcoming Schools Resolutions and policies that will help protect immigrant and refugee families. This is an interactive workshop and you will be broken up into small groups, participate in role playing and debriefing with the group at the end.

After you are done with this workshop you will learn to: 

  • Understand how to use our Welcoming Schools Toolkit for advocacy purposes
  • Have deeper understanding of the rights of immigrant communities in schools regardless of immigration status
  • Advocate locally for Welcoming Schools Policies
  • How to find out about your school board and how to attend regular meetings

Materials to download and review: Welcoming Schools Toolkit 

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

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

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

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

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

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

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

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

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

 online (must register)

2020 GRIP Immigration Summit

Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP)

GRIP’s Annual Immigration Summit is an opportunity to learn more about the issues facing many families in the Reading community. This year’s keynote speaker will be Gisele Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s second lady who has gone from being an ‘invisible’ undocumented immigrant to a loud, proud advocate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 online (must register)

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

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

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

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

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

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

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

Join advocates from around the state who are working to stop all anti-immigrant legislation in PA and to pass pro-immigrant policies at the municipal and state levels. This month’s topic will be Sanctuary Cities and Policies.

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

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

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

 Free Zoom Webinar

FREE Citizenship Workshop – Southampton

Welcoming the Stranger & HIAS PA

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

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

 Southampton Friends Meeting, Southampton PA 18966

Shut Down Berks Campaign Webinar

Shut Down Berks Coalition

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

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

Register today!

 Online webinar

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

Register Now

http://bit.ly/publicchargepgh

DATE

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

TIME/SCHEDULE

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

Lunch 11:30am-12pm

Public Charge 12pm-1pm

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

LOCATION

JFCS Pittsburgh

5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 JFCS Pittsburgh, 5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

PA DHS, do your job! Shut Down Berks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

February 22, 2020 will mark 4 years since the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services decided not renew the license for the Berks County Detention Center. Yet, Berks is still allowed to incarcerate families. This is wrong and this is unlawful and it doesn’t have to be this way.

Join the Shut Down Berks Coalition and Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice as we demand that PA DHS do its job and stop allowing immigrant families to be imprisoned. RSVP and more info on Facebook.

 1515 Arch St., Philadelphia PA 19102

Call on Governor Wolf to #ShutDownBerks!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

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

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

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)

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

More info on Facebook event.

 717-787-2500

On January 27, 2020 the Supreme Court lifted the temporary stay keeping the public charge rule from going into effect. The Department of Homeland Security announced it would begin implementation of the rule on February 24, 2020.  The rule does not apply to every immigrant – most people who are eligible for public benefits can continue to receive those benefits without any risk to their immigration status.

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

Guest Speaker: Maripat Pileggi, Community Legal Services

Register Today!

(After you complete the registration form, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar.)

 

 Webinar

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, February 12, 2020

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 Yeny Romero yenyromero@paimmigrant.org or 215-832-3482.

 online (must register)

FREE Citizenship Workshop – Morrisville

Welcoming the Stranger & HIAS PA

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

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

 Morrisville United Methodist Church, Morrisville PA 19067

Vigil to Shut Down Berks – January

Shut Down Berks Coalition, Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness

Join the first #ShutDownBerks vigil of 2020!

January’s vigil will be led by Sycamore House (Episcopal Service Corps Harrisburg). Please join us as we continue to lift our voices for the individuals who continue to be detained in the Berks County Detention Center.

More details on Facebook.

 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA 19533-8700

Legal Permanent Residents who would like to become a citizens are invited to learn more. Find out if you can get free legal help.

*Learn about the citizenship process

*Get screened by a trained volunteer to make sure you are eligible/ready

* The screening will include legal eligibility, English language proficiency, and eligibility for income-based fee waivers.

Eligible individuals must attend an Information &  Screening before scheduling an appointment to complete their naturalization application.

Please pre-register by emailing: nacphiladelphia@gmail.com. Priority given to those who pre-register but walk ins still welcome

 Multicultural Community Family Services, 7016 Terminal Sq, Upper Darby, PA 19082

Legal Permanent Residents who would like to become a citizens are invited to learn more. Find out if you can get free legal help.

*Learn about the citizenship process

*Get screened by a trained volunteer to make sure you are eligible/ready

* The screening will include legal eligibility, English language proficiency, and eligibility for income-based fee waivers.

Eligible individuals must attend an Information &  Screening before scheduling an appointment to complete their naturalization application.

Please pre-register by emailing: nacphiladelphia@gmail.com. Priority given to those who pre-register but walk ins still welcome

 Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business & Industry (CBI) Building,​ 1800 Callowhill St,, Philadelphia PA 19130

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 January 8, 2020 and February 12, 2020 calls

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)

Free DACA Renewal Workshop (LANCASTER)

Church World Service - Lancaster

Do you need to renew your DACA? This is a FREE workshop with attorneys who can help you complete the renewal application.

Please bring:

  • Work permit and passport
  • Previous DACA application and notices
  • Check or money order for $495 application fee

Free snacks and a movie while you wait!

 CWS Office, 308 E. King St., Lancaster PA 17602

Last #ShutDownBerks Call-In Day of 2019!

Shut Down Berks Coalition

As families across PA make plans to be together for the holidays, families at the Berks Detention Center have little to celebrate. Call Governor Wolf and demand he take action to protect immigrant families. Read and download background materials.

Governor Tom Wolf (717-787-2500)
Lt. Gov. Fetterman (717) 787-3300
PA DHS Secretary Miller (717-787-2600)

Let us know how the calls go on FB!

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!

 Zoom Webinar

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 2 months.

  • 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)

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