Join the conversation as we discusss Immigration Activism in the Hudson Valley
Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church
Moderator: Mariel Fiori, publisher of La Voz, host of La Voz con Mariel Fiori on Radio Kingston
Featured Panelists: Father Frank Alagna, pastor of Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church and cofounder of the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network; Prof. Martha Tepepa of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College; Diana Lopez Martinez, Community Organizer for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson; Cecilia Cortina, Human Trafficking Specialist, Worker Justice Center of New York; more panelists to be announced.
"To fail to resist is to be complicit." —Father Frank Alagna, cofounder of the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network
Immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, are facing perilous conditions. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is targeting all undocumented immigrants, and has recently stepped up its efforts in the Hudson Valley. As Michael Frank reported in the November issue of Chronogram, this has prompted community members to organize and fight back against what they view as unjust federal policies targeting immigrants. Groups like the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, the Worker Justice Center, the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, and others are working to aid immigrants on a daily basis.
Join us on December 4 at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church in Kingston to hear from immigration advocates on their work protecting vulnerable members of our community and learn how you can get involved and become an immigration ally.