During the pandemic, we are using this space to announce virtual talks related to immigration and immigrants as well as issues such as housing, health care, and quality food that have been worsened by the virus plus learning activities and other opportunities for students whose schools are not fully open.

Farmworker photo exhibit & poetry reading, Friday, March 5, 6 p.m.

Followed by Zumba with Jesus Rolon

Join JOY — Justice Organization of Youth for an evening of fun and uplift. All donations will support field trips, training, food, and supplies for Rural & Migrant Ministry’s western NY youth group. Register here.

How Refugee Protections Fail Migrant Women: Personal is no Longer Political, Monday, March 8, 5-6 p.m.

Join Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative for a conversation with Carmen Maria Rey, International Refugee Assistance Project; Lauren Wyatt, Catholic Charities Community Services; Cailin Crockett, Truman Center for National Security; and Cecilia Cortina, Worker Justice Center of New York. Free. Register here.

Flyer for workshop series.

Free monthly workshops on Immigration & Education, February to June

CUNY Initiative on Immigration and Education (CUNY-IIE) is launching a virtual workshop series for families, students, and educators. Workshops are open and free to the public. All workshops will be held  5-6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Download flyer. Register here.

  • Thursday, February 25, Introduction to CUNY-IIE
  • Wed., March 24, Legal Updates at the Intersection of Immigration & Education
  • Friday, April 30, UndocuART at the Intersection of Immigration and Education
  • Thursday, May 20, Organizing at the Intersection of Immigration and Education
  • Wednesday, June 16, Fostering Conversation Across Borders at the Intersection of Immigration and Education

Ongoing: free programs, kids & adults, A. J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center

Story time, crafts, author talks, and more. Shown here: the cover of one of the story time options, a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe; illustrated by Michaela Goade, a member of Alaska’s Tlingit & Haida tribes; and read by Sarah Elisabeth. http://africanrootslibrary.org/upcoming-events, 845 802-0035

Reources from previous events

In fall 2019 some 80 activists and educators got ideas and information from parents, school personnel, and advocates at Back to School: Supporting Immigrant Children and their Families. Get take aways from this session.