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,

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 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 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.

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."

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."

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."

Santa Cruz Dreamers for a Clean Dream Act

Date: January 10, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Neary Lagoon Apartments

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Dreamers.  Three Santa Cruz Dreamers are going to Washington D.C. Jan 13-19 to lobby for a Clean Dream Act. They are hosting this event before they leave to educate the community about DACA issues.

Ernestina Saldana to be Honored by ACLU

Date: January 14, 2018

Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Location: Peace United Church, 900 High St

The Santa Cruz Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California will honor three local civil liberties activists, Sherry Conable, David Grishaw-Jones and our own Ernestina Saldana at its annual general meeting.

The keynote speaker will be Craig Reinarman, professor of sociology and legal studies at UC Santa Cruz. Reinarman will be speaking about recent efforts at criminal justice reform, including the movement to sharply curtail the use of money bail.

The meeting will include an update on the chapter’s work in 2017.

The cost is a sliding scale of $10-20, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

For information or to RSVP, please email spleich@gmail.com.