National Immigrant Solidarity Network: July 27-29, 2007 National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 23, 2007
CONTACT: National Immigrant Solidarity Network
Lee Siu Hin - National Coordinator, National Immigrant Solidarity Network
July 27-29, 2007 National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA.
WASHINGTON - JULY 23 -
Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
WHEN: Friday - Sunday
July 27-29, 2007
WHERE: University of
Richmond School of Law, Richmond,
ABOUT: This as a national
grassroots activist conference organized by National Immigrant Solidarity
Network (NISN), inviting broad-based, multiethnic organizers from African
American, Native American, African immigrant, Asian American, Latino/Latina,
Arab-Muslim-North African, progressive labor, interfaith, LGBT, student,
anti-war/peace and global justice groups from across the country. To meet
face-to-face and discuss how to build a new national, broad-based, immigrant
rights/civil rights movement, and to set a 6-9 month national strategy for the
During our 3-days conference, we'll have over 30 workshops and
plenary, the topics include: Congressional Legislation, Militarization of the
Border Immigrant Detention and Deportation, Labor Organizing, Student/Youth
Organizing, Education & Outreach, Multi-Ethnic Organizing, Community Support
Network and Diverse Tactics to Achieve Goals.
Together We Build A New
National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights/Civil Rights
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT SAT 7/28 6-9 PM PUBLIC EVENT: Community
Town Hall/Film Festival on Immigrant Rights, Free to the Public.
Mélida & Carlos Arredondo, the People United for Peace
Alexander, was killed in Iraq. Instead of sadness, they actively reaches out to
other families who have lost their family members and public speaking against
the war in Iraq, and linking immigrant rights movement with peace activism.
2) United Food & Commercial Workers Union
Justice @ Smithfield
campaign Linking Immigrant Rights Movement with Labor Activism
Feature Film Showing: REEL BAD ARABS
This is a groundbreaking film that
dissects a slanderous cinematic history. The films examined here date from
cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature
machine-gun wielding, bomb-exploding "evil" Arabs.
NATIONAL IMMIGRANT SOLIDARITY NETWORK:
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
(NISN) was formed November 2003. Dozen national grassroots & community
groups were agreed to form a broad based immigrant support coalition, aim to
mobilize community forces to work with different national immigrants and civil
rights organizations and in solidarity with their campaigns. NISN is the proud
member organizations and leadership of United for Peace & Justice and Latin
American Solidarity Coalition.
The destiny of 12 millions or more
undocumented immigrants is one of the critical human rights issues in the U.S.,
we need a comprehensive immigration reform bill that will guarantee path to the
citizenship with dignity. NISN supports the anti-globalization & peace
movements to link global campaigns with local justice issues, and to supports
community struggles where they lives. THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.