Nationwide Vigil to End Detention Camps – Morgan Hill

Date: July 12, 2019

Time: 6pm

Location: Tennant and Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

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.

Nationwide Vigil to End Detention Camps – Santa Cruz

Date: July 12, 2019

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Courthouse, 701 Ocean St Santa Cruz (Water Street steps)

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.

Legal Observation Train-the-Trainers

Date: April 25, 2019

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm (dinner provided)

Location: Sanctuary Central at the Hub, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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

Legal Observation Workshop [No RSVP needed]

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 10:00-11:30am

Location: Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz

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!

Know Your Rights Train-the-Trainers

Date: April 18, 2019

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm (dinner provided)

Location: Sanctuary Central at the Hub, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/YARRseries

De-Escalation Train the Trainers

Date: April 11, 2019

Time: 6pm - 8:30pm (dinner provided)

Location: Sanctuary Central at the Hub, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/YARRseries

De-escalation Skills for Activists

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 12 noon

Location: Sanctuary Central at the Hub, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/YARRseries

Facilitation Skills for Trainers

Date: April 4, 2019

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm (dinner provided)

Location: Sanctuary Central at the Hub, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/YARRseries

Families Belong together

Date: June 30, 2018

Time: 2 pm

Location: Watsonville City Plaza

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.

Families Belong Together Rally

Date: June 30, 2018

Time: 10am - noon

Location: Meet at City Hall, March to Abbot Square for Rally

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.