Events & Trainings

This page includes YARR sponsored events and trainings, events that YARR is cosponsoring with others, and events produced by others that we believe may be of interest to the community.

The training team coordinates, plans, and hosts trainings and events for rapid response responders and organizers. To sign up for a scheduled training or event, send a message to YARR and name the training you want to attend in your message.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

Past Events

Migration is Beautiful, Immigration is a Human Right!

Date: April 28, 2018

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

Location: Civic Plaza Community Room located on the fourth floor of 275 Main Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism (SCCCCOR) and the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (CAB), this free bilingual workshop  celebrates the diverse stories of migration in our community, examines the devastating impact of the colonial mindset, and teaches how we can decolonize our minds and reclaim our rich cultural heritages and interdependence.

This is a FREE event and lunch will be provided!  Buses serve this area but please note that if you drive, there is a $5 all day parking fee for parking in the Civic Plaza Parking Garage, which is adjacent to the Civic Plaza.

To learn more about the workshop, please click here.

RSVP is required for this event! To register, please click here

Training for Advocates

Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Once your RSVP is received, you will be sent the location.

Sponsored by YARR, this Training for Advocates will prepare bilingual people to support families affected by detention or deportation. An Advocate reaches out to the family of the detained or deported and becomes the point-person between them and YARR and the other service groups in the area.

Advocates are not experts in legal support, media campaigns, fundraising or any of the rest of it.  They are just the conduit for information going to and from the affected family, and staying in touch with people on our side of things to make sure no balls get dropped.

WHAT THE TRAINING WILL INCLUDE:
* Introduction to YARR and the Services Working Group
* Walk-through of the various services available both through YARR and county-wide
* Role plays and training for meeting a caller for the first time
* Empathetic listening practice
* Cross-cultural organizing best practices
Essential “Know your rights” information

RSVP for the training by sending an email to rapidresponseSC@riseup.net.  Once your RSVP is received, you will be sent the location.

Please invite others you know who are bi-lingual (Spanish/English) and good at task management.

Making a Childcare Safety Plan

Date: March 29, 2018

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: Nueva Vista Apartments

Sponsored by Sanctuary Santa Cruz,  Making a Childcare Safety Plan is free and will be presented in Spanish.  Do you have a plan for the care of your children if something happens to you?  We invite you to come to our workshop and learn how to make a “CHILDCARE SAFETY PLAN” for your family.  We will start with a potluck at 6:00 so bring a dish to share if you’d like. The presentation will follow.

 

 

Legal Observation Training / entrenamiento de YARR y la observación legal

Date: March 19, 2018

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Peace United Church, 900 High St

Sponsored by YARR.  Come learn how to effectively observe and document law enforcement activities in order to defend people’s rights and fight deportations. With increased ICE activity in our communities, this is an especially important training. Legal Observers are often the first responders called to support community members, so this training is a key way to participate in the 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!

RSVP to rapidresponseSC@riseup.net with Legal Observation in the subject line.

Hope to see you there!

Los participantes aprenderán como hacer observación y documentación durante las operaciones de ICE para defender los derechos de los inmigrantes y luchar contra las deportaciones. Con más actividad de ICE en nuestras comunidades, esta entrenamiento es muy importante. La mayoría del tiempo los observadores legales son los primeros en responder a las llamadas de los miembros de nuestra comunidad, por lo tanto este entrenamiento es clave para participar en la red de asistencia. Unase con nosotros si no ha tenido la oportunidad a aprender el sistema de observación legal –- y si ya ha completado un entrenamiento, también puede venir a refrescar la memoria.

Por favor, RSVP a rapidresponseSC@riseup.net con “observación legal” como sujeto.

Esperamos contar con su presencia,

Defend J20 Resistance! West Coast Speaking Tour

Date: March 13, 2018

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Freight Building, Depot Park 119 Center St. Santa Cruz

While it is not a YARR sponsored event, we encourage anyone to go who is resisting the Trump agenda, opposed to state repression, and working toward building a more beautiful world.

In the wake of massive protests against Trump’s inauguration in Washington,DC, over 200 people were mass-arrested and charged with unprecedented felonies. Because of shoddy evidence and the political nature of the charges, many people have already been acquitted. There are 59 defendants who still need support and solidarity. In this touring presentation, you’ll hear an overview and critical analysis of the case thus far, highlighting its role and significance in the changing landscape of political repression in the United States.

The event is free; donations are requested to cover costs for event space and travel for the presenters.

Undocumented Town Hall

Date: February 23, 2018

Time: 3:00 - 4:30

Location: Stevenson 175 at UCSC

Sponsored by the Undocumented Student Alliance.  YARR will be represented.

Information about Temporary Protected Status

Date: February 21, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Nueva Vista Community Center 133 Leibrandt Ave.

Sponsored by Sanctuary Santa Cruz this series of community meetings is offered to answer your questions about TPS.

Tiene preguntas acerca del TPS?  Se ofrece una serie de juntas comunitarias.

Information About Temporary Protected Status

Date: February 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Sycamore Commons Community Room 125 Sycamore St.

Sponsored by Sanctuary Santa Cruz this series of community meetings is offered to answer your questions about TPS.

Tiene preguntas acerca del TPS?  Se ofrece una serie de juntas comunitarias.

Information About Temporary Protected Status

Date: February 7, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: Nueva Vista Community Center 133 Leibrandt Ave.

Sponsored by Sanctuary Santa Cruz this series of community meetings is offered to answer your questions about TPS.

Tiene preguntas acerca del TPS?  Se ofrece una serie de juntas comunitarias.

Vigil for a #dreamactnow

Date: February 2, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Santa Cruz Clock Tower (2020 N Pacific Ave)

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Dreamer Project this vigil is intended to support local undocumented youth.  Bring signs, candles, lights and stand in solidarity with the 1,700 undocumented youth living in Santa Cruz County.   Many are currently suffering alone, battling depression and anxiety. All need your support. This is a perfect opportunity to SHOW up and SUPPORT your community!

Acompañenos a una Vigila para apoyar a los 1,700 jóvenes indocumentados que vienen en el condado de Santa Cruz. Los invito a unirse con nuestra comunidad para luchar por el #dreamact. Nuestros jóvenes necesitan el apoyo de nuestra comunidad.