Upcoming Events

Hutto Visitation Orientation Feb. 3

Date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Grassroots Leadership
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RSVP HERE 

Please join us for a Hutto Visitation Program Orientation on February 3rd from 2pm to 4pm. Our program offers social support for the women at Hutto, monitors human rights abuses and puts an end to the silence of detention. Come talk to the women directly impacted by issues like gender-based violence, international affairs and immigration policies to hear their stories and perspectives. You will gain the knowledge and tools needed to support asylum-seeking women who are detained in the T. Don Hutto Detention facility in Taylor, TX.

Volunteers must be conversationally proficient in a language other than English and/or attend the training with someone who is bilingual that is willing to visit in partnership and interpret for you. They should also RSVP. Volunteers must commit to visiting the detention center at least once a month. It is open 8am until 8pm, seven days a week. Please pass along the date to anyone who may be interested in breaking the isolation of detention. Let us know you're coming, there are space limitations. You must RSVP via the link above, not on Facebook. If it is full, be on the lookout for our next month's training. RSVP here. Read more about Hutto Visitation Orientation Feb. 3

La Linea Defensa Immigration Crisis Hotline Training

Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
Location: 
2301 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78722

 

We are seeking long-term volunteers for La Linea de Defensa Comunitaria immigration crisis hotline. La Linea is a fully bilingual Spanish/English deportation crisis hotline meant to provide the necessary resources and support to community members in the midst of a deportation crisis. We can help people find loved ones in detention centers/county jails, connect to pro bono and trusted private attorneys, find basic needs financial, food, etc. support, engage with a supportive community of others impacted, and access mental health care. Intensive training will be provided.

As a volunteers you can either committ to taking a 4-hour shift, one day a week, in which you man incoming calls or you be in a back up/ICE raid response mode only, where you committ to cover one shift per month. You can do this from your own phone/computer at home, with a coordinated system already established for providing immediate support and tracking follow up still needed. Please keep in mind; you must attend both trainings on Wed Feb 28 6-8pm and Sat March 3, 2-4pm, to participate and be fully bilingual. Please RSVP here to attend. Read more about La Linea Defensa Immigration Crisis Hotline Training

Past Events

May 28, 2015
September 17, 2014
February 10, 2013