Join us for an inspiring discussion. The Immigration Committee is thrilled to host the January 31st South Bay Cares meeting. We will have a panel of four impactful activists talk about their experiences fighting for immigrant rights. We are honored to have immigration attorney and author, J.J. Mulligan Sepulveda, activist, speaker and author, Julissa Arce, and former astronaut, Danny Olivas, and activist, Marie Olivas, share their experiences on the front lines of the immigration crisis.
At the meeting, we will also have many action items plus a sale of beautiful gifts to raise money for travel expenses of released detained immigrants. Please R.S.V.P. on Facebook
OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
J.J. MULLIGAN SEPÚLVEDA is an immigration lawyer working at the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of California Davis School of Law. He will talk about his experiences helping the youth in the detention centers, defending immigrants in court and with respect to the travel ban. His memoir, No Human Is Illegal, will be available for purchase at the meeting.
JULISSA ARCE is a political commentator, speaker, writer and best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream. She was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women of 2017. She is a leading voice in the fight for social justice, immigrant rights and education equality. Her books, Someone Like Me, and My (Underground) American Dream, will be available for purchase at the meeting.
DANNY AND MARIE OLIVAS, from Manhattan Beach, have been actively engaged in efforts addressing the border detention issue. After visiting the centers in El Paso, they have created the “Between Land and Sea – Borders from Space” Campaign, in support of Diocesan Migrant &; Refugee Services, Inc (DMRS), the largest provider of free and low cost immigration legal services in West Texas and New Mexico. They have also created the "Olivas Border Blog" on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/fronteradelmarytierra/
HOW TO HELP
We also a fabulous way to make a difference for the children who are released from the detention centers. We have been working with J.J. to help the youth he works with. Please support this “Adopt-a-Youth” program as we continue to collect contributions to assist newly released youth. We are also collecting contributions to help the released youth cover their travel expenses to reunite with their families. Please visit http://aritawong.com/sbcares/ to learn more about this “Adopt-a-Youth” program and to contribute.
Look for our fundraising effort at the meeting. For just $20, you can purchase a beautifully wrapped, beaded gift just in time for Valentine’s Day. All proceeds will be used to assist the youth released from the detention centers who need travel funds to reunite with their families.