Upcoming Events

Hutto Visitation Orientation Nov. 4th in Waco

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
1721 Sanger Avenue Waco, TX



Please join us for a Hutto Visitation Program Orientation on November 4, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm in Waco. 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 on this page. If it is full, be on the lookout for our next training. Read more about Hutto Visitation Orientation Nov. 4th in Waco

Texas Advocates for Justice Leadership and Community Organizing Training

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Apply for more information

Have you or a family member been jailed? Detained? Committed to any institution against your will? 

Do you want to be part of a movement of others such as yourself, raising your voice to end the racialized incarceration of our communities?

If so, the Texas Advocates for Justice (TAJ) invite you to apply for a one-day intensive training we are offering to new members on Nov. 11. TAJ is a group of individuals, or their family members, who have been caged as the result of criminal convictions, immigration policy, or commitment for mental health issues. As a group, we take an active role in changing the policies and practices that result in Texas incarcerating more people than any other state. 

Our training will consist of six hours centered on personal story-telling and political education based on the historical oppression and the marginalization of individuals by American institutions.

We will be providing breakfast, lunch, snacks, childcare, and transportation for those who need that help. We will also offer a stipend to those who complete the training. TAJ is particularly interested in hearing from differently abled individuals, women of color, and individuals who identify on the spectrum of gender identity who have been incarcerated. We can only speak for ourselves, and we seek the voices of those who have been stigmatized, profiled, and cast out.

If you are interested, please fill out this application.

We ask that you share this opportunity with those you think would also be interested. If you have any questions, email or call Jorge Renaud at jrenaud@grassrootsleadership.org or (512)825-9052. Read more about Texas Advocates for Justice Leadership and Community Organizing Training

Entrenamiento de Liderazgo & Organización Comunitaria

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Completa la aplicación para obtener la dirección

¿Ha sido usted o un miembro de la familia encarcelado? ¿Detenido? ¿Está comprometido con cualquier institución en contra de su voluntad?

¿Quieres ser parte de un movimiento de más individuos como usted, elevando su voz para terminar con el encarcelamiento racial de nuestras comunidades?

Si es así, los Defensores de Texas por la Justicia (Texas Advocates for Justice; TAJ) lo invitan a que aplique para nuestro entrenamiento intensivo de un día que estamos ofreciendo a los nuevos miembros el 11 de Noviembre. TAJ es un grupo de individuos o sus familiares que han estado encarcelados como consecuencia de condenas penales, la política de inmigración, o el compromiso por cuestiones de salud mental. Como grupo, tomamos un papel activo en el cambio de las políticas y prácticas que resultan en el encarcelamiento masivo en Texas.

Nuestro entrenamiento consistirá en seis horas centradas en la narración personal y la educación política basada en la opresión histórica y la marginación de los individuos por las instituciones americanas.

Ofrecemos desayuno, almuerzo, aperitivos, cuidado de niños y transporte para aquellos que necesiten esa ayuda. También ofreceremos un estipendio a aquellos que completan el entrenamiento. TAJ está particularmente interesado en escuchar sobre las experiencias de personas con capacidades diferentes, mujeres de color e individuos que se identifican en el espectro de identidad de género que han estado encarcelados. Sólo podemos hablar por nosotros mismos, y buscamos las voces de aquellos que han sido estigmatizados, perfilados y excluidos.

Si está interesado, por favor llene la siguiente solicitud. Le pedimos que comparta esta información con aquellos que usted piensa que también estarían interesados.


Si tiene alguna pregunta, contacte por medio de correo o llame a Jorge Renaud: jrenaud@grassrootsleadership.org (512)825-9052. Read more about Entrenamiento de Liderazgo & Organización Comunitaria

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