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

Enrollment is limited so Rsvp soon.

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

Las Posadas

Start date: December 16, 2017

End date: December 23, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: various places in Beach Flats neighborhood

Sponsored by the Beach Flats Community with the support of Sanctuary Santa Cruz, this holiday tradition from Mexico will occur on four nights.  Join your neighbors in a candlelight procession that reminds us of the number of families around the globe seeking a place to survive and raise their children.

December 16, 5:30 assemble at the Beach Flats Garden

December 19, 5:30 assemble at the Beach Flats Park

December 21, 5:30 assemble at the Nueva Vista Apartments

December 23, 5:30 assemble at the  Sycamore Commons Apartments.  On this final nights the procession will be followed by a celebration  at 6 pm at Calvary Episcopal Church at 532 Center St.

Muslim Solidarity Event

Date: November 4, 2017

Location: RCNV, Ocean St., Santa Cruz

YARR Cosponsored Muslim Solidarity Event.  Come and enjoy Muslim food, music, and art.   there will be a video and a live panel discussion about being a Muslim in America today.  Meet your Muslim neighbors.

Legal Observation Training

Date: October 28, 2017

Time: 1-4pm

Location: 85 Nielson St., Watsonville

Pajaro Valley Rapid Response (PVRR) & YARR Cosponsored Legal Observation Training.  RSVP at

Horizontal Movements

Date: October 27, 2017

Time: 4-6pm

Location: UCSC

UCSC sponsored lecture by Michael Hart  about Horizontal Movements.

Practical Activism.

Date: October 21, 2017

Location: UCSC

UCSC sponsored day on "Practical Activism."  A YARR representative will be speaking

Organizing Tools Training.

Date: October 15, 2017

Location: Rsvp for location

YARR sponsored.  Topics will include power mapping and other ways to make social change.

Discussion Series about US–Latin American Relations

Start date: December 14, 2017

End date: March 8, 2018

Time: 7-9 pm

Location: Peace United Church

Sponsored by YARR, a four-part discussion series exploring key topics of US immigration policy, labor, criminalization, language, and US interventions in Latin America.  Our goal is to build collective understanding about the contexts for migration that inform our current moment.  Come for conversation, film, art, and snacks!

Save the dates on the second Thursdays of the month, from December through March:
December 14  Tracing Relationships: A History of Movement

January 11  Complicated Labor: Imagining Liberation in the Age of NAFTA

February 8  Criminalization: The Logic of Illegality

March 8  Unlearning Language Hierarchies