THE LATINO RETREAT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Yes! It is almost here! Haven’t registered yet?  We still have a few spots left, so register today!

ROP’s 2nd Annual RURAL LATINO LEADERSHIP RETREAT 2012
Building Safe and Welcoming Communities for Immigrants in Rural and Small-town Oregon

SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2012 – 8:30am – 5:00pm
IGLESIA SAN MARTIN DE PORRES
405 Ferry St., Dayton, OR 97114

Hosted by: MUJERES LATINAS LUCHANDO POR EL PUEBLO

The Latino retreat serves as a space in which Latinos can get together and discuss openly what motivates us to keep bettering our communities, the issues that we are all dealing with, and the different approaches to community organizing.
The Latino Retreat has been organized by our Latino Advisory Board, who identified these workshops to address needs in our communities.  (See below for workshop descriptions.)

-Stopping Deportations/S-Comm
-Naturalization
-Stopping and Preventing Wage Theft
-Know Your Rights presentation and train-the-trainer

Also, Centro de Ayuda from Lincoln County and Adelante Mujeres from Washington County, which have been long time members of ROP, will be talking about the importance on “taking care of our backyard first”. The presentations will be followed by a Latino Panel that will be talking about what Latino organizing looks like in their communities and their group’s model.

ROP is working in uniting the Latino movement in rural Oregon by creating a space in which Latinos working towards social justice can come together, create those long-lasting relationships that will help build our movement and make it even stronger and more unified. Meeting upcoming leaders and seasoned organizers from far away and talking about what matters the most for us is a great way to recharge our batteries and keep on this long-winding road to social justice for all.

See you there!
Keyla

PS. Thank you to collaborating organizations: Mujeres Latinas Luchando por el Pueblo, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), CAUSA Immigrant Rights Coalition, Adelante Mujeres, Umatilla Morrow Alternatives, Centro de Ayuda, Latinos Unidos para un Futuro Mejor and the Civil Liberties Defense Center.

Workshops offered at this year’s Latino Retreat (Informacion de talleres en español esta abajo):

Naturalization: Due to lack of federal action to pass immigration reform and the increasing anti-immigrant legislation being passed by states across the country, immigrant communities must take a new strategy to develop political power and make sure our community’s voice is being heard. Becoming a citizen not only benefits the individual but benefits the immigrant community as a whole. We’ll discuss obstacles to become citizens, the process and resources available to make it more accessible.

Wage theft: Wage Theft is pervasive everywhere affecting everyone around us, not only immigrants. But when immigration status and language barriers are used against workers, especially in the retail, hospitality and construction industry, what can we do? There are clear ways for individuals to protect themselves against wage theft and to push for a legislative solution in 2013.

Know your Rights – Train-the-Trainer: If you participated in “Know your Rights” tour this last fall and would like to take this knowledge back to your community, this workshop is for you! We’ll share the tools used during the tour and train you on how to give this presentation. This training gives information about what to do if an undocumented person has to deal with the police and ICE, their rights and how to protect themselves and their family.

Stopping deportations & stopping police/ICE collaboration: “S-Comm” has proved to be very effective in deporting innocent people and breaking families. Do you feel overwhelmed by its effects? In this workshop we’ll discuss how to find local ways to keep our community safer from police/ICE, and support the state and national campaigns to end Secure Communities. It has been done at a county level in other states; we can do it, too!

Talleres que se ofrecerán en el Retiro este año:

Nacionalización: Por la falta de acción Federal de pasar una reforma migratoria y el aumento de legislaturas anti-inmigrantes que son pasadas por estados en todo el país, las comunidades inmigrantes deben de tomar una nueva estrategia para desarrollar poder político y asegurarse que la voz de nuestras comunidades sea escuchada. Volverse ciudadano de los estados unidos no solamente beneficia al individuo, pero beneficia a toda la comunidad inmigrante. Vamos a hablar de obstáculos en volverse ciudadano/a, el proceso y los recursos disponibles para hacerlo mas accesible.

Campaña Contra el Robo de Salarios: El robo de salarios es dominante en todos lados, afectando a todos no solamente a inmigrantes. Pero cuando el estatus migratorio y la barrera del lenguaje son utilizados en contra de los trabajadores, especialmente en las industrias de comercio, hospitalidad y construcción, ¿que es lo que podemos hacer?  Hay maneras claras para que los trabajadores se protejan a si mismos y para pasar una solución legislativa en el 2013.

Conozca sus Derechos – Entrenando al Entrenador(a): Si participó en el tour de “Conozca Sus Derechos” este otoño pasado y le gustaría llevar este conocimiento a su comunidad, ¡Este taller es para usted! Vamos a compartir las herramientas utilizadas durante el tour y se le entrenara en como dar esta presentación. Este entrenamiento habla acerca de que hacer si una persona indocumentada tiene que tratar con la policía y “la migra”, los derechos que tiene y como protegerse a si mismos(as) y a sus familias.

Alto a las Deportaciones y a la colaboración Policía/ICE: “S-Comm” ha probado su efectividad deportando gente inocente y separando familias.  ¿Se siente abrumado(a) por sus efectos en la comunidad? En este taller hablaremos de como encontrar maneras locales para mantener a nuestras comunidades seguras de la policía/ICE y apoyar campañas nacionales y estatales para ponerle un fin a “Comunidades Seguras”. Se le ha puesto un alto en condados de otros estados, ¡También lo podemos hacer aquí!

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