by Media Mobilizing Project
Many in the Cambodian-American community are facing a holiday season without their brothers, sons, friends and fathers.
From the Medios Caminantes Network
12 hours of live radio broadcasting from 10 different cities in the United States and Mexico with the participation of 15 immigrant groups/organizations fighting against the racist policies of the government of Arizona and the absence of a clear immigration policy at the federal level.
Thursday July 29, 2010
11am - 11pm (Eastern)
In late April Arizona Governor signed Senate Bill 1070 into law. SB 1070, also know as the ‘Papers Please’ law, mandates that all police officers inquire about immigration status if the officer has “reasonable suspicion” that a person is undocumented. This state sanctioned racial profiling has received intense opposition from across the country, with major political and cultural figures such as basketball player Charles Barkley speaking out against it.
Philadelphia has been participating in a program similar to SB1070 for the past 2 years.
The Philadelphia Police Department collaborates closely with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency that focuses on deportation and detention. In the early winter of 2009 Mayor Nutter re-established a policy of "non-inquiry," which prohibits police officers or any other city employee from asking about immigration status.
In the midst of the Arizona state government passing the most outrageous anti-immigrant law since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, several happenings pass unnoticed by the national media. At a packed Flagstaff City Council meeting discussing the law, waves of people declare publicly that they are undocumented, practically daring law enforcement officers to arrest them.
Most Powerful Landlord in East Harlem, Multi-National Dawnay, Day Group, Comes Crashing Down
from Movement for Justice in El Barrio
October 14, 2009—In a battle of David and Goliath proportions, tenants and members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio fought back against the attempts of the multi-billion dollar London-based corporation Dawnay, Day Group to push low-income families from their homes.
La Reforma no es Suficiente!
voces de la comunidad inmigrante de philadelphia
Una muestra de peliculas hechas por la comunidad inmigrante de philadelphia y información sobre las campañas por los derrechos para inmigrantes en Philadelphia.
El viernes, el 16 de octubre, 7pm
la 48 & Baltimore Ave., West Philly
New Sanctuary Movement
Media Moblizing Project
Prometheus Radio Project
Juntos: Casa de los Soles
Film Screening of videos produced by immigrant community members in philadelphia. Followed by discussion and information about local campaigns for immigrant and human rights in Philadelphia.
Friday, October 16, 7pm
48th & Baltimore Ave., West. Philly
New Sanctuary Movement | Media Moblizing Project | Prometheus Radio Project | Juntos: Casa de los Soles | Defenestrator | Radio Tlacuache
Firehouse Bicycles (50th and Baltimore Ave)
Thursday August 27, 2009
Q & A with filmmaker Jen Lawhorne afterwards .
The documentary is about an experience where the connections between two worlds become stronger and solidarity tears down walls. "The Little Trip of a Dream" portrays lives of undocumented people living in Richmond, Va., the lives they left behind in Mexico and the reality of crossing the U.S./Mexico border.
The documentary tells the story of an American woman who during a trip to Mexico meets the village of her undocumented friends with whom she works back in Richmond, Va. In interviews with the community, the woman, Jen, comes to understand her friends' motivations for migrating to the U.S. Jen also runs into former co-workers and her friends' family members who stayed behind. Curious, Jen travels to the U.S./Mexico border to see the conditions in which her friends had to travel. There, she meets activists who are trying to help migrants and other people who don't want migrants to enter the U.S. Jen explores the border and its different manifestationsand when she returns to Richmond to share her experience with her friends,she sees them with new eyes.
Filmmaker Jen Lawhorne will be there to talk about her film and answer any questions the audience may have.
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Last month, in Shenandoah, PA, just a couple hours drive from Philly, an all white jury dismissed murder charges against 4 white high school students accused of killing Luis Ramirez. Last July, Ramirez, a young Mexican living in Shenandoah, had been waiting to meet up with his fiancée and sister when four football players from the local high school picked a fight, interspersing racist epithets with punches and kicks. The four took turns beating Ramirez. Once Ramirez was beaten to the ground, a final kick cracked his skull. He died in the hospital the next day from the injuries.
by Jen Rock
In the early 1990’s, close to the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. immigration policy heightened security along the US/ Mexico border. Instead of preventing entrance without legal documentation, “Operation Gatekeeper” in San Diego and “Operation Hold-the-Line” in El Paso have merely served as a “funnel”- pushing 52% of migration traffic through the Sonoran desert of southern Arizona (Fernandez, 2007). The route through the desert, used by thousands of migrants every day, is at best a 3 days journey. Most migrants are ill prepared for the terrain and climate. Without appropriate shoes or clothes, food, or water to drink, the journey is extremely dangerous.