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

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.

Bystander Intervention Training

Date: January 27, 2018

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Location: Quaker Meeting House 225 Rooney St, Santa Cruz

Cosponsored by YARR, Muslim Solidarity Group and C.A.I.R., this afternoon workshop will prepare you to non-violently support anyone who is being harassed.  Stand!  Speak!  Act!

Admission is free (donation requested)

To request child care, email escuelita@baymoon.com

Enrollment is limited so Rsvp soon.

Santa Cruz Women’s March

Date: January 20, 2018

Time: noon to 3:30 pm

Location: Downtown Santa Cruz

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Women’s March.  YARR activists will be marching in solidarity with our neighbors as part of the Sanctuary Santa Cruz contingent. We invite you to join us.  Look for the Sanctuary banner as the groups  gather near the corner of Locust & Pacific. The march starts at noon and is followed by an Activist Fair, 1 pm to 3:30 pm at Louden Nelson Center.

The organizers say, “This years March is titled ‘Be The Change’ and will showcase an activist fair to kick off a 2018 celebration of continuing resistance. There will be art, food, speakers and music.

LGBTQ+ and Womxn’s Rally

Date: January 20, 2018

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: Watsonville Plaza

Sponsored by Revolunas, there will be a rally in Watsonville for  lgbtq+ and womxn.  YARR and PVRR activists will be there rallying in solidarity with our neighbors.  We invite you to join us.

The organizers say, “We want it to be a SAFE space for healing and empowering. Also, inclusive to ALL peoples. The theme will be ‘healing that empowers radical change.’ The activities will consist of womxn and lgbtq+ speakers that are working-class peoples that are in the struggle.”

Training for Advocates

Date: January 18, 2018

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsored by YARR, this is a training for people who would like to be advocates for  families affected by ICE raids.

For more information to to Rsvp, email Desiree at dezbanz69@gmail.com

Martin Luther King Day March

Date: January 15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Downtown Santa Cruz

Sponsored by the NAACP.  YARR activists will be marching in solidarity with our neighbors as part of the Sanctuary Santa Cruz contingent.  We invite you to join us.  Look for the Sanctuary banner as we gather at  Cathcart Street between Cedar and Pacific at 9 am.  March steps off at 10 am.  A family friendly gathering at the MAH on Cooper Street will follow, 11 am to 12:30 pm.

The NAACP says, Honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. means bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to build authentic bonds of human understanding and value. The MLK March in Santa Cruz is more than a march. It is an opportunity to put Dr. King’s words and ideals into practice by inviting others from different ethnicities, religions or backgrounds to walk together and listen to one another.