Now Playing: A ten day course in Immigrants Rights
So I sign up for his class that starts next week about Immigration and Refugee Cultural Understanding. It is being aorganized by http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/
What I liked about them is in their opening front page info:
The Center for Intercultural Organizing was originally created to combat widespread anti-Muslim sentiment after 9/11/2001. Today, the Center has grown into a diverse, grassroots organization working to build a multi-racial, multicultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights through education, policy advocacy, community organizing and mobilization, and intergenerational leadership development
So I figured I could get some benefit out of this and maybe help smooth out some of the immigration tension and stress that is rising everywhere. I guess I am just trying to see if I can research this topic and get some good information to be more informed and then to put that to work for the betterment of society and people.
It is a free course although you can pay 15 for a book that is yours to keep.
I am buying the book.
I also am a little nervous ..... EEEEeeeeeKK!
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This picture below was from last year at a city council meeting on this topic, which is how I found this organization to begin with
PORTLAND CITY COUNCIL PASSES HISTORIC IMMIGRANT RIGHTS RESOLUTION Oct 18 2006
Immigrants, Refugees & Allies Show United Support
In a political environment that is increasingly hostile toward immigrants, Portland's City Council sided with justice on Wednesday October 18th, 2006, when they passed a resolution that reaffirms the City of Portland's commitment to the inclusion of immigrants and refugees in civic and public life [click here to read the resolution]. The resolution also creates a task force charged with identifying barriers to inclusion and exploring workable solutions for the City of Portland. Immigrants, refugees and allies testified in support of the historic resolution, many of whom provided emotional and touching testimony about the hardships they have experienced in Portland. When the final vote was counted and unanimously (5 to 0) approved by Council, the crowd erupted into cheers, claps and even tears.
Full Report in pdf format here:
Well 3 readers ......there you have it ...sign me up !!