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Handouts from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network

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Upcoming Events

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The City of Santa Monica has ongoing events and resources available in their Resolution Embracing Diversity and Clarifying the City’s Role in Enforcing Federal Immigration Law.

Fraud Prevention Immigration Rights Workshop

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Virginia Avenue Park

The City of Santa Monica, Legal Aid Foundation of LA, Familias Latinas Unidas and CARECEN are presenting a fraud prevention immigration rights workshop on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Virginia Avenue Park. 

Topics include: VAWA- relief for victims of DV, U Visa– victims of crimes, T Visa– victims of human trafficking, Notary Fraud, and Family Petitions.

There will be a Q&A following the presentation This workshop will be presented in Spanish with English interpretation upon request.

Event Flyer for Fraud Prevention Workshop (PDF)

Past Events

Assistance From the Mexican Consulate & The Immigration Institute of Mexico

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry Center

The Mexican Consulate & The Immigration Institute of Mexico will provide valuable information about their services and programs, including a focus on:

  • Passport requirements
  • Travel
  • Dual Citizenship 
  • Somos Mexicanos Program
  • Programa Paisano

*Q&A to follow general information session

Ongoing One-on-One Consultations

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is having office hours at VAP every Wednesday from 4 - 7 p.m. Each week different specialized lawyers will be available. For the next few weeks, the schedule is as follows:

  • June 21 – Housing/Benefits
  • June 28 – Immigration
  • July 5 – Minimum Wage and Labor
  • July 12 – Immigration/Family

*By appointment only, call (310) 458-8688

Town Hall Meeting: United We Stand - Black and Brown Unity Building

Tuesday, May 2, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. in HSS 165

Come join us for an engaging discussion about building unity Among students of color at SMC. All students welcome!

Brought to you by: "United We Stand" Adelante Club, Associated Students, Black Collegians Club, Black Collegians, Program/Umoja Community, History Department, Homeboys and Homegirls Club, IDEAS Club, Latino Center, Mathematics Department, Progressive Student Union, and Social Sciences Department.

PDFEvent Flyer for Town Hall Meeting

Know Your Rights Workshop (Nara Kim, Korean Resource Center)

Tue, May 9, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HSS 103

Recent changes in immigration policy have resulted in Immigration and Customs Enforcement and police stopping people they “suspect” are undocumented. However, these changes have impacted not just undocumented immigrants. So whether you are undocumented, a recent immigrant, or a foreign student, learn how to protect yourself. Nara Kim from the Korean Resource Center will lead an interactive workshop about your constitutional rights, regardless of immigration status.

How to Assert Your Rights Workshop & Immigration Updates

Tuesday, March 14, 11:15 - 12:35 p.m. in Art 214

Immigration lawyer Jessica Hanson from the National Immigration Law Center will return to give a “Know Your Rights and Updates” workshop.

If you are concerned about recent immigration and deportation policies announced by the current administration, if you are an AB540, DACA or undocumented student or an ally please come and gather information that will inform and empower! Hosted by the Latino Center and Adelante Club.

PDF FileExecutive Orders, DACA, Raids and Your Rights (Jessica Hanson, National Immigration Law Center)

PDFBuilding Community and Coping from Post-Election Anxiety

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6-8 p.m. at Virginia Park, Santa Monica

Town Hall: United We Stand!

Thursday, February 23, 11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. at Main Stage

Santa Monica College is hosting an opportunity for the campus community to engage in respectful dialogue regarding current political issues that are affecting students. All members of our educational institution are invited to assemble to share, discuss, and educate one another about the impact of current politics on the lives of students and their families. Tentatively, there will be a Q & A with panelists speaking on Reproductive Rights, Environmental concerns, and issues faced by Undocumented, Muslim, and LGBTQ+ Students.

“Instead of dwelling in the shadows of fear and doubt, I wholeheartedly urge you to focus on higher ground, to set your aspirations above the confusion and the uncertainty because that is where you will see the solutions that are meaningful,” – Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Superintendent/President from the November Assembly

Sponsored by Associated Students of SMC, Office of Community and Academic Relations, Latino Center, Adelante Club, African-American Collegiate Center/Black Collegians Program an Umoja Community, Black Collegians Club, Progressive Student Union, I.D.E.A.S. Club, Improving Dreams Equality Access and Success, Homeboys & Homegirls Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Immigrant Youth Coalition, Center for Environmental and Urban Studies, Equity Committee, Art Department, Muslim Student Association, Mathematics Department, Counseling Department, and History Department

Need to Renew Your DACA?: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12-5 p.m. at East Los Angeles College

Let's Talk Town Hall Meeting: Monday, November 28, 6-8 p.m. at Cayton Center

A safe and supportive space for students and staff to share their fears, concerns, and questions.

Student Resource Workshop: Tuesday, November 29, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Library Promenade Event with resources available to students on immigration, LGBT, psychological services, the police department, etc.

Civic Action Event: Wednesday, November 30, 6-8 p.m. at Cayton Center
Community event with college, local, and state officials, as well as other relevant community leaders, to discuss with students how to safely and effectively take civic action going forward.

Unity Rally: Thursday December 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Library Promenade
A rally for students, staff, and others in the SMC community to come together in unity and in support of all students. Followed by a march to City Hall organized by the Homeboys & Homegirls Club.

“Knowing Your Rights for Dreamers & Their Allies”: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 , 11:15 to 12:15 at ART 214
Discussion Facilitated by Immigration Attorneys

SMC DACA Renewal: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 , By appointment only at Main Campus
Make Your DACA Renewal Appointment Request to sign up for your appointment.

Know Your Rights Immigration Workshop: Thursday, December 1, 6-8 p.m. at Thelma Terry Building, Virginia Avenue Park (2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica 90404)

In light of the recent presidential elections, there are many questions that people have relating to immigration legislation, specifically impacting students and families that are living in the US undocumented. The AHEAD group along with local immigration attorneys will be hosting a “Know Your Rights Immigration” workshop to answer general questions related to issues including DACA and the California Dream Act.