Showing up for Racial Justice, Rapid Response Network of Santa Clara County and Community Agency for Resources, Advocacy and Services of Gilroy are sponsoring the Morgan Hill vigil for the national day of action. Around the country people are marching on immigration detention concentration camps and holding vigils to demand an end to human detention camps. In Morgan Hill we will march from the intersection of Tennant and Monterey Roads to the local ICE office at 220 Vineyard Court, where a host of guest speakers will address the crowd.
Santa Cruz Indivisible and the SC Women's March are sponsoring the Santa Cruz vigil for the national day of action. Around the country people are marching on immigration detention concentration camps and holding vigils to demand an end to human detention camps. It's important in these times to show that there is local support for the movement to end inhumane treatment of migrants in our time. And it's vital medicine for all of us to be around like-minded people in this age of willful ignorance & cruelty – collective power is the antidote to despair.
Gain more depth of knowledge in order to prepare to facilitate Legal Observation trainings in the community. We'll go through the entire training, review effective techniques for leading a Legal Observation training, and take time for additional reflection on common questions and challenges that can arise in a Legal Observation workshop. If you've been trained in Legal Observation before, this is a great way to get more involved with YARR and to increase our collective capacity to offer more of these trainings in the communit
Come learn how to effectively observe and document law enforcement activities in order to defend people's rights. Legal Observers are often the first responders called to support community members, so this training is a key way to participate in the rapid response network. Please join us if you haven't had the chance to learn legal observation -- and if you've completed a training, please feel free to come again for a refresher!
Get the knowledge and resources you need to be able to offer Know Your Rights trainings that support immigrant communities. We'll cover people's rights in relation to ICE, local community resources, how folks can protect themselves and their loved ones, AB450 and Public Charge, and family care plans. Spanish language fluency and cultural competency are especially encouraged but not required.
At this workshop, you will learn how to host a de-escalation training. To make the most of this workshop, we ask that participants ensure they have already attended one of the de-escalation trainings that YARR has hosted in the last two years. If you've been to a de-escalation training lead by a different group, get in touch at rapidresponseSC@riseup.net and we'll explore together whether this train-the-trainers will meet your needs.
The focus of de-escalation is developing tools to non-violently address disruptions in protests and demonstrations. Together we will work on getting to know our trigger points and our super-powers, and we will learn and practice specific tools for de-escalating: ignoring, singing, empathy, and force.
This workshop is for activists who want to improve their facilitation skills in order to better serve groups who come to learn at trainings. Develop practices that can help you engage with power differences in order to invite participation from everyone, keep a group moving forward with a shared purpose without leaving anyone behind, attend to the needs of individuals without sacrificing the whole, and take responsibility for the power you have as a facilitator. Learn practical tools to deal with challenges and develop responsible leadership with integrity.
Sponsored by Move On, this rally is part of the national response to Donald Trump and his administration who are cruelly separating children from their families. Tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents!
Trump and his administration have been systematically criminalizing immigration and immigrants, from revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to ramping up intimidating ICE tactics.
Let's send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together.
Hosted by local activists, this Families Belong Together event is part of a national day of action focused on shining light on the brutal decision by the current administration to remove children from their families when they are crossing the border of the US.
The administration has backpedaled a little bit since the initial order, but their solution is now to jail entire families (as well as children) while immigration proceedings unfold (which can often take years). Additionally, the administration has made no move to reunite with their families the approximately 2,000 children who have already been taken.
Until those children are reunited with their families, they will remain in “baby jail,” and our focus must remain with them.
Until the administration ceases jailing entire families for the crime of fleeing unsafe conditions in their homelands, our efforts to free them must be ceaseless.