Don't Just Sit There, Persist: U.S. Immigration Changes, Immigrants' Rights

Don't Just Sit There, Persist: U.S. Immigration Changes, Immigrants' Rights Photo

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EVENT DATE: Mar 28, 2017

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Mar 31, 2017

Join us for a forum on immigration in the United States. We'll discuss understanding the law, the recent executive orders, and ways that you can help protect immigrants’ rights locally and nationally.

Our guest speaker is Spojmie Nasiri, Immigration Attorney and president of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. Ms. Nasiri will share perspective on the impact of the recent executive orders on our community. We'll discuss how you can help on a local and national level, and follow with a short Q&A at the end.


SCROLL DOWN to raise funds for the following organizations:

  • 1951 Coffee Company: This non-profit organization provides job training and employment to refugees and asylees while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues.
  • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR): The Council on American–Islamic Relations is a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
  • Immigrant Family Defense Fund (IFDF): Oakland parents, students and teachers have committed to supporting immigrant families in our community. The IFDF leverages teacher-to-student and parent-to-parent networks to connect families in need to legal and community resources, and provides financial support to help cover legal and application fees and bond costs.
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC): The IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and regain control of their future. We will aim to raise funds to assist a refugee family’s resettlement costs via the Oakland chapter.