MAGTANGGOL: Defend Our Communities! Defend Ourselves! Know Your Rights and Community Defense Training

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Guest speakers:

Attorneys from Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center and Immigrant Defense Project

President-elect Donald Trump vows to deliver on his campaign promise to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants. We also watch him with dismay and horror as he builds an ultra right cabinet. There is no doubt in our minds that Trump’s government will be a rabid anti-immigrant, anti-labor, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Muslim.

We in Damayan call on everyone to seize every opportunity to educate, organize and mobilize to fight back. We need to fight Trump’s demagogy and expose him as a fraud who has no real intention and program to improve the living conditions of the working poor and the unemployed. We have to organize and continue to fight to keep all the rights and power that we have already won.The only way for us to fight back is to build our working class leadership and solidarity and bring our battles in the street.

The first step is to join us on our Know Your Rights training! The program will include presentations from experienced immigration attorneys from Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center and Immigrant Defense Project as well as Damayan workers and organizers. There will be also be a hands-on training on how to create individual safety planning, community defense teams, and other ways to educate, organize and mobilize our communities.

This event is open to Filipino immigrants and migrant workers and other directly targeted communities (Asian, SE Asian, South Asian, Latino, Muslim, and LGTBQ immigrant and migrant worker organizations and community members). This is also open to supporters but priority will be given to directly targeted communities.

For more information: Riya (riya@damayanmigrants.org) or Kerbie (kerbie@damayanmigrants.org).

Location:    

Metro Baptist Church 410 W 40th St, New York, New York 10018

Date:

12/17

12:30 - 5:30 PM

Hosted by:

Damayan Migrant Workers Association

Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center

Immigrant Defense Project