Push and Pull: Free Trade and the Immigration Debate|
Thursday April 19, 2007 6:30 PM
AFSCME Offices, 6025 E. Burnside St., Portland
The dramatic debate over immigration that played out in America's streets and the halls of Congress last year is about to return to the national stage with the almost certain introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation in coming months. David Bacon and Juan Sandoval, two leading scholars and activists, one from each side of the border, will help us grapple with the complex and controversial issues surrounding free trade and immigration using photos and stories from their years of organizing.
International Workers' Day Celebration on May 1st
Let's march for immigrant and Workers' rights! We demand just and comprehensive Immigration Reform Legalization NOW!
STOP the attacks on immigrant workers!
STOP the raids and deportations!
Stop breaking families apart!
Come and join us!
When: May 1st 2007, 4:00pm
Where: SW park blocks and SW Salmon St., Portland
What to Bring: food, water, and white, red or blue T-shirt and all of your friends!
This event is organized by the Portland Immigration rights Coalition composed of major labor, faith, community and grassroots organizations in the Portland area. A lot is going on right now politically and legislatively. Read up:
David Bacon's article on the recent spike in ICE raids against immigrant communities. (Archive of Bacon's articles on immigration)
Mike Davis interview on the Flake-Gutierrez immigration legislation in the House.
AFSC analysis on the recent raids against immigrant workers.