Events

2010 CHIRLA Gala - Slideshow
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2010 CHIRLA Gala - Slideshow
4/5/12 - CHIRLA Anniversary Dinner
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4/5/12 - CHIRLA Anniversary Dinner

On Thursday, April 5, 2012, CHIRLA is proud to celebrate with friends, colleagues, supporters, and allies, 26 years of service to the immigrant and refugee community.  We are proud of our efforts and relish our accomplishments, possible only with your ongoing support.  Thank you.

El jueves 5 de abril, 2012, CHIRLA celebra 26 años de lucha en pro de los inmigrantes y refugiados.  Gracias a nuestros amigos, colegas, aliados, y la comunidad que nos apoya y cree en nosotros.  Por todas las bendiciones, por la lucha, por los logros, agradecemos a ustedes.

AGUAS Campaign
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AGUAS Campaign

 

 

 

About The Campaign

AGUAS (Anímate Gente, Unete, Actúa, Sobrevive - Gear Up, Unite, Take Action, Survive) is a large-scale community education campaign designed to inform and organize the immigrant community against deportations caused by programs such as 287-G, E-Verify and Secure Communities.

AGUAS strives to empower and protect families at risk by:

· Providing information and education through home-based conversations that provide simple, straightforward information that is useful and timely.

· Encouraging immigrants and their families to become active participants in the immigrant rights movement by informing their neighbors, co-workers, and friends or any other contacts that might benefit from this information.

· Collaborating with CHIRLA Base Leaders/Members, community leaders and ally organizations in order to access our broad communities.

California Dream Network at "Right to Dream" Campaign Launch
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California Dream Network at "Right to Dream" Campaign Launch

Join immigrant students and allies this Thursday at Pershing Square, downtown Los Angeles at 10 a.m. to launch the National "Right to Dream" Campaign. Immigrant students will be calling on President Obama to stop deporting students and families and to advance real immigration relief. In 24 cities, students will gather and read a "Declaration of Dreams". CHIRLA's California Dream Network will join other networks in solidarity. Hope to see you there. See inside for details.

Cambio administrativo de Obama
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Cambio administrativo de Obama
Caring Across Generations Los Angeles Congress - May 6, 2012
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Caring Across Generations Los Angeles Congress - May 6, 2012

Caring Across Generations is a national campaign for quality care and support, and a dignified quality of life for all Americans, across generations.  CHIRLA is a proud member of this national effort.

 

On May 6th, 2012 hundreds of care givers, care recipients, and allies will meet here in Los Angeles to hold a CARE Congress--a town-hall style event-- addressing America’s Care Crisis: the lack of affordable quality care options for older Americans and people with disabilities, and the struggle of caregivers for respect, support, and training.

 

Don’t miss out on this great COMMUNITY CONVERSATION to brainstorm and implement solutions.                                                                            

 

RSVP TODAY http://bit.lyl/so-cal-carecongress or contact Maria Rodriguez at CHIRLA (213) 201-4451.

 

 

For more information see the flyer and download the attached version!

 

 

CDN: Immigrant Student Retreat (Feb. 17-19, 2012)
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CDN: Immigrant Student Retreat (Feb. 17-19, 2012)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 15, 2012

11th Annual Immigrant Student Retreat – One Goal, Many Dreams

Leaders from 52 California colleges and universities gather to educate, advocate, and organize

Los Angeles – The California Dream Network (CDN), a project of CHIRLA, will bring together over 250 student leaders representing over fifty-two, high school, college and university campuses from throughout the State of California the weekend of February 17-19, 2012.  The 11th Annual Immigrant Student Retreat – One Goal Many Dreams is the first state-wide conference post approval of AB130 and AB131, the California Dream Act.  Current students, alumni, and other community leaders from all across California will participate in three intensive days of workshops, sessions, strategy meetings, and seminars to educate, organize, mobilize, advocate, and network within and for the immigrant rights movement.

WHAT:           Eighteen (18) workshops, seminars, presentations, group activities, lectures, videos, open discussions, strategy sessions, and campaign updates.  Workshop themes include:  a) Using Facebook and Twitter to Motivate your Peers; b) Bold and Beautiful:  Advancing your Cause through Media; c) Fundraising 101; d) AB130 and AB131:  Next steps for the California Dream Act; e) Branding your efforts like Coca Cola.

WHEN:           Starting Friday, February 17, 2012 thru Sunday, February 19, 2012

                        Friday:  5 pm – 9 pm

                        Saturday:  9 am – 7 pm

                                               Sunday:  9 am – 6 pm

CHIRLA on May Day 2012
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CHIRLA on May Day 2012

CHIRLA, in collaboration with the Multicultural Immigrant Worker Organizing Network (MIWON), ANSWER Coalition, Center for Community Change, CARECEN, California Dream Network, Clean Carwash Campaign, Comisión Binacional de Organizaciones, COFEM, Filipino Workers Center, Full Immigrant Rights Coalition, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, IDEPSCA, KIWA, LIUNA, LACFL/AFL-CIO, May Day Queer Contingent, NDLON, National Lawyers Guild, SEIU/ULTCW, and Vamos Unidos USA, is helping coordinate the traditional May 1 workers march downtown Los Angeles.

CHIRLA Testimony: L.A. Civil Unrest - Community Blueprint for the Next 20 Years
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CHIRLA Testimony: L.A. Civil Unrest - Community Blueprint for the Next 20 Years

"I want to remind everyone that in 1992 many of the organizations serving immigrant communities were fairly new and focused on the burgeoning population of immigrants, especially those fleeing war torn countries of Central America. CHIRLA and its coalition partners responded during the 1992 civil unrest by defending immigrants living in South Los Angeles and caught up in the mass arrests by police from being deported back to the very countries they were fleeing. CHIRLA staff leaders actively participated with the City of Los Angeles leadership and with other CBOs to quell the unrest and to bring a deeper understanding of the immigrant communities that had suddenly been “discovered” living in South Los Angeles." Testimony by Jorge-Mario Cabrera, CHIRLA

Dreamer Immigration Relief Community Forum
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Dreamer Immigration Relief Community Forum

The California Dream Network, in collaboration with Los Angeles Dream groups such as DTLA, OCDT, IDEAS-UCLA, and SFVDT, are coordinating a public forum to share the latest on the Dreamer Immigration Relief announcement as presented by President Obama June 15, 2012.  As part of the "Right to Dream" Campaign, CHIRLA invites students, parents, teachers, allies, and anyone interested to learn more about this very life-changing opportunity for undocumented young people.  Free of charge, Open to the public.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
La Placita Churc/Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church
535 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

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