FREE Legal Observer Training

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 10am - Noon

Location: To Be Announced

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.

Pie for the People presents a fundraiser for RAICES

Date: September 8, 2019

Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Location: Homeless Garden Project Farm in Santa Cruz (Shaffer Road at Delaware Ave)

RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is the leading organization helping separated families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others who are seeking asylum in the United States.
http://www.raicestexas.org

Please bring:
  • whole family
  • A sweet or savory vegetarian pie*
  • $5+ donation per person to benefit RAICES + extra $ for tamales
  • Your own plate/fork/spoon/napkin/mug

Borderlands Resistance Speaking Tour in Santa Cruz

Date: July 29, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: The Freight Building at Depot Park 119 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

JOIN US TO HEAR FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS from the past year of autonomous
mutual aid and direct action organizing in the border regions of El Paso/Juarez and Tijuana/San Diego— and learn about ways to support and get involved.

$5-20 donation suggested - no one turned away,  A fundraiser for migrant solidarity and border/detention camp resistance projects

Featuring collectives/crews from the borderlands:
* Tornillo: The Occupation @rvlt_19
* Hecate Society

* Comedor Contra viento y marea
* Casa Carmelita
* Food Not Walls
* No More Deaths/No Más Muertes

Facebook event page—RSVP and invite friends:
https://www.facebook.com/events/650185688821837/

Print sale
There will also be a print/art sale with all proceeds going to the
groups on tour. Bring your own art to contribute to the sale!

You can donate directly to support the tour at:
paypal.me/borderresistance [1]
venmo: @borderresistance
(Donations needed now for gas money!)

WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR PARTICIPATING GROUPS:
http://contravientoymareatj.com/
https://hecatesociety.org/
https://www.gofundme.com/casa-carmelita
https://www.facebook.com/FoodNotWalls/
https://www.facebook.com/creativebrownresistance/
https://www.facebook.com/hecatesociety/

https://www.instagram.com/hecatesociety/
https://www.facebook.com/nomoredeaths/

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