Thursday, April 12, 2012

InSecure Communities 2: May 3rd, 2012

InSecure Communities 2: Commitment, Perseverance, and Justice

May 3rd, 2012
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Champaign Public Library
Robeson Pavilion Room A
All are welcome to join the C-U Immigration Forum in confronting issues, raising awareness, and celebrating our accomplishments thus far as we persevere in our goal of improving justice for immigrants.


The Secure Communities Act continues to threaten local immigrants.

In response, the C-U Immigration Forum held an informational event on Dec. 1st, 2011 called "InSecure Communities: Borders at our Doors" which attracted 175+ immigrants, students, clergy, and residents to the Champaign Public Library for community dialog and to voice their concerns about immigrant rights. Participants asked questions of the sheriff's office, shared information and stories, and made demands for changes to policing and ICE holds that are part of the Secure Communities deportation program.

In the last few months, the C-U Immigration Forum has intensified its efforts as the group has grown in size. Proud of many strides already made, members have continued to seek transparency and action from Champaign County enforcers of the Secure Communities Act.

Now it's time to update the C-U and Central Illinois community about the status of ICE holds, changes in local policies, and what's happening next, both locally and in the state of Illinois.

Points of Discussion:
  • Brief Review
  • Update on Checklist of Demands
  • Recent Information Requests
  • Stories of Impact
  • Next Steps and Goals
  • Time for Questions

Can't make it but want to support the event? Donations in any amount are appreciated!