Civil Rights/Immigration Team

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  June Cooperman, Sue Fishman and Rebecca Brackman at an ICE protest in SF earlier this year.

June Cooperman, Sue Fishman and Rebecca Brackman at an ICE protest in SF earlier this year.

 

SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS AT RISK OF

DETENTION AND DEPORTATION

To support our immigrant communities in very difficult and uncertain times, the MVCAN Civil Rights/Immigration team is working together with the Canal Welcome Center’s Marin Rapid Response Network.

A few weeks ago we  saw ICE activity in Marin. Parents became so fearful they kept their children home from school. Read here.

HOTLINE cards are being distributed with concise directions for folks to follow should they encounter immigration officials.

Some members of the Civil Rights/Immigration team are now trained by Marin Rapid Response Network to become Legal Observers to help monitor ICE activity. When ICE activity is reported, trained Legal Observers will be deployed to a specific area within Marin County to "document" the situation.  You do not need to have a legal background or be bilingual to become a Legal Observer.  

WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS. Come help us keep the ICE honest and within the law!

Join an hour-and-a-half training session:

TRAINING DATES FOR LEGAL OBSERVER VOLUNTEERS

Wed. April 18, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Training Location:  

First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, Canoles Hall

510 Fifth Ave, San Rafael  

For more information, email Olivia Beltran or call (415) 526-2486 x 303

"Thanks to MVCAN for all the great support." – Olivia Beltran, Canal Welcome Center

 

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

 The MLK Day Observances were attended by many MVCAN members.  On Sunday, guests were treated to a wonderful performance by various gospel singers and Danny Glover and Felix Justice.  On Monday, many members participated in roundtable discussions and our voter registration efforts.  Lisa Scarsella made posters of civil rights heroes that were carried at the candlelight vigil on Sunday night and were displayed on Monday.  Our participation was appreciated by Marin City officials.  

From: Monique Brown <mbrown.mccsd@gmail.com>

Subject: Thank You!!

Date: January 18, 2018 at 3:04:36 PM PST

Hello Mill Valley Community Action Network members!

On behalf of the Marin City MLK Coalition and Marin City CSD, I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciate for all of your efforts and support of our 20th Annual Dr. King celebration events! 

Your contributions were invaluable and we are so very thankful for your thoughtful gifts of time, fiscal sponsorship and participation in our events! I hope you enjoyed both days of celebration as much as I did. 

Thank you, again, for being a tremendous partner in this equity work and for your support and partnership! I look forward to our continued work together in 2018.

Best,

Monique Brown | General Manager 

Marin City Community Services District

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COME FOR THIS VERY "LOVELY" EVENT ON VALENTINE'S DAY

LOVE LIVES IN MARIN-February 14th, 4pm Mill Valley Depot Plaza

 A collaboration between MV Can and the Marin Interfaith Council, we will be "kicking-off" the "Love Lives in Marin" campaign on February 14, 4-5 pm at the Depot Plaza.  The rally will feature music and speakers including Mill Valley Councilwoman Sashi McEntee, Fatima Hansia from the Mill Valley Islamic Center, and Tam High Principal J.C. Farr. 

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

Sunday, February 25, 2-4:30p, at the YWCA, 4380 Redwood Highway, Suite A-1, San Rafael, CA, 94903.

SURJ Marin and YWCA of Marin are excited to present long-time activist and organizer for racial, gender and economic justice, Paul Kivel.  In this fundraiser for SURJ Marin, Paul will discuss his landmark book, now in a 4th edition: Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice  

POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN, SATURDAY, FEB 24, SACRAMENTO

MARCH BEGINS: 
10:30 am @ OAK PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
3425 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
PROGRAM BEGINS
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative
4625 44th Street, Sacramento
Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Edward Pinkney
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