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Immigrant & Refugee Task Force Presentation to City Council - TONIGHT!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:00 PM

Immigrant & Refugee Task Force Presentation to City Council

Jefferson High School
5210 N Kerby, Portland
Picture form 2007
Picture form 2007
Read the Immigrant & Refugee Task Force Recommendations (pdf)
 http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/IRTFreport.pdf

There is a big meeting tonight
I dont know any details but that this has been a work in progress

There is more information on this campaign here on the ICO website:
 http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/programs/campaigns.html

I see they also have printed off a new, "exciting bright blue t-shirts" reading:
"United in Support for Immigrants and Refugees".
Similar to the picture from last year at the City Hall Meeting,

They will be available for a donation at the event tonight

SOLIDARITY & Peace!

homepage: homepage: http://www.joe-anybody.com/id81.html


first hour 16.Jan.2008 23:01

Joe Anybody iam@joe-anybody.com

I went to this and filmed one hour of video
from 6:15 to 7:15 (I was late and had to leave early)

I will post it right here on this post by Thursday evening


<video> City Hall Meeting 17.Jan.2008 22:29

Joe Anybody iam@joe-anybody.com

"All Human Beings" (deserve human rights)

Portland's City Hall was held at Jefferson High School on Wednesday 11/16/08

The topic is the development of a Human Rights Department within our city government.
This is the Immigrant & Refugee Task Force Presentation to the City Council

This film started 15 minutes into the meeting and is only one hour long, due to my schedule I could not film this in full, its hosted on Google here:
 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7468161676717928188

From ICO website ( GOOD NEWS ALERT ) 1/19/08 20.Jan.2008 02:09

Joe Anybody (Reposting from Email Alert from ICO )

Information I found is from the ICO folks website here:
 http://www.interculturalorganizing.org/resources/enews/2008/irtf/irtf.html

On Wednesday, January 16, Portland City Council voted to accept all four Immigrant and Refugee Task Force recommendations, including:

1> Create an office of immigrant and refugee affairs, with a multi-ethnic staff, that would serve as a bridge and facilitator between the immigrant and refugee community and City government.

2> Establish a multicultural community center that can house a variety of immigrant and refugee organizations, has space for large meetings and community gatherings, and offers opportunities for people of different ethnicities to mingle.

3> Provide additional resources for immigrant and refugee organizations to train or support their constituents in civic engagement.

4> Conduct a professional evaluation to assess the City's current Human Resources (HR) policies and practices and recommend changes that would result in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of multilingual and multicultural staff to serve Portland's fast-growing immigrant and refugee communities.