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Another Recognition for the CIW


On February 15th the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) announced that it has chosen the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to receive its prestigious ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism for 2018. For nearly forty years, ALBA has worked to educate the public about the brave volunteers including thousands of Americans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and their fight against fascism in Spain before World War II. As a vital part of their efforts to keep the spirit of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade alive, ALBA administers the annual award of one of the world's largest monetary prizes for human rights, helping fuel movements for justice and freedom around the world today. 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on February 16, 2018, at 10:05am

Monthly Immigrant/Refugee Planning Meeting



Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:50pm
Location: Front Office

Location: Front Office
This Social Justice subcommittee meets monthly to identify and organize our Church's participation in projects that support the farm worker, immigrant and refugee communities. Our current direct outreach is focused on supporting two refugee families, from the Congo, adapt to their new home here in St. Pete, as well as one immigrant family from the Caribbean. We also advocate for systemic change -- in particular fair and just treatment for all immigrants including the negotiation of labor and wage practices for farmworkers in the fields of Florida, assurance of due process for the undocumented, protection of the DREAMers and the retention of in-state-tuition for immigrant students.

To counter the current negative and fearful messaging about immigrants and refugees -- it is important that we come together and take positive action. We welcome your ideas and encourage your involvement in this very loving and meaningful work.

We are always looking for volunteers. Whether you want to donate your time or money, we would love to hear from you. Contact Karen at migrants@uustpete.org

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on September 30, 2017, at 3:34pm

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