For more happenings, see Events on UIDN’s Facebook page.


Saturday, November 23, 4-5:30 p.m., Rosendale Theater, 408 Main St., Rosendale, Because We All Belong: Music, Dance, & Storytelling In Honor of our Immigrant, Migrant, Asylum Seeker Friends and Neighbors.

This event features Vanaver Musicians, Amy Fradon, David Gonzalez, Tai Burnette, Julie Parisi Kirby, and John DeRosalia.

Please share this event.  Download and distribute the flyer at right.


Wed., Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m., Chronogram Conversations: Hudson Valley Immigration Advocacy,  Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston.

Immigrants, especially the undocumented, are facing perilous conditions prompting community members to organize and fight back against unjust federal policies. Hear from activists  working to aid immigrants on a daily basis. Panelists include:

Father Frank Alagna, pastor of Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church and UIDN cofounder; Cecilia Cortina, human trafficking specialist, Worker Justice Center of NY; Diana Lopez Martinez, community organizer, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson; and Martha Tepepa, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

The moderator will be Mariel Fiori, publisher of La Voz and host of an eponymous show on Radio Kingston.


Some 80 activists and educators got ideas and information from parents, school personnel, and advocates at Back to School: Supporting Immigrant Children & their Families on Sept. 9. Get take aways from this session.

Photos credits from left: Mariel Fiori, David McIntyre for Chronogram; Father Frank Alagna, UIDN; and Martha Tepepa, the Levy Institute of Bard College.