Oregon's Immigrant Rights Organization Takes Organizing Model Regional
Seattle, Wa.—This Sunday, Causa, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Organization will host a reception and presentation--The 2011 Latino Story in the Pacific Northwest: Home for more than 1.4 Million Latinos.
During the presentation segment, Causa’s Executive Director, Francisco Lopez will discuss the growth of the Latino community in the Pacific Northwest region and the reasons for that growth. Lopez will also highlight how Causa’s organizational model can work at the regional level for organizing around important issues to the Latino Community like driver’s license access, tuition equity and quality higher education, healthcare access and affordability, and jobs.
With anti-immigrant laws being passed in states like Georgia, Alabama and Arizona, the conversation will also focus on how organizations are working together in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to stop such destructive measures from being passed in the Pacific Northwest region.
Reception & Presentation
2011 Latino Story in the Pacific Northwest
Home for more than 1.4 Million Latinos
Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 5:30pm
317 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Dinner, drinks and music will be provided to all participants. Please RSVP to Luis at 503-999-5940 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The presentation will feature speakers from Causa, CASA Latina (Seattle, WA) and the CAPACES Leadership Institute (Woodburn, OR).
Sunday’s reception is a kick-off to the 2011 National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC). NIIC is the flagship event for the National Partnership for New Americans, a partnership of twelve immigrant rights coalitions from across the country. The Partnership’s mission is to advance the integration and active citizenship of immigrants across the nation to achieve a vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all.
For more details on the 2011 National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) please link here: http://www.integrationconference.org/
Causa, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Organization, is the largest Hispanic civil and human rights and grassroots advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit www.causaoregon.org
Francisco Lopez, Executive Director 503-269-5694
Erik Sorensen, Communications Director, 503-488-0263