Unless otherwise noted, programs listed here will be held at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Church, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston. Unless another contact is listed email Nic at ulsteridn@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

September

Monday, Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m., Back to School: Supporting Immigrant Children & their Families. Some 70 activists and educators got ideas and information from parents, school personnel, and advocates. Watch the blog for a report.

Monday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m., training  for Transportation & Accompaniment Team volunteers. Requirements: Time, patience, a car in good mechanical condition, and current insurance.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m., training for helpline and office volunteers. The helpline uses a virtual system that routes calls to your phones and can be answered from anywhere; shifts are tailored to your availability. UIDN’s office at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Church; shifts can be tailored to your schedule. Requirement: Bilingual Spanish/ English.

October

Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-4 p.m., training for Rapid Response Team. Volunteers respond to ICE incursions in Ulster County, providing support to immigrants. Responders help ensure that people know their rights, that ICE actions are legal and documented, and that families left behind are supported. Volunteers do not interfere with ICE or try to stop enforcement actions.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.,  Bloom Women’s Chorus fundraising concert for UIDN. Bloom is a 33 voice women’s ensemble founded and directed by Debbie Lan. They sing original arrangements of a variety of songs.

Saturday, Sept. 21, noon to 2 p.m., Unity Rally for Peace, Justice, and Equality, Academy Green, 238 Clinton Avenue, Kingston. Get details on Facebook.

Sponsors: UIDN, Indivisible Ulster, Jewish Voice for Peace – Hudson Valley, Kingston Tenants Union, Esopus Democrats, Hudson Valley Strong-Indivisble, Rise Up Kingston, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Move Forward NY, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, Citizen Action, and Planned Parenthood.

Paul Kjelland, JustSeeds.