Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns
Starts: Friday, Jul. 12 9:00 AM
Ends: Friday, Jul. 12 10:00 AM
Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda has increased fear and uncertainty within immigrant communities. Rapid Response Networks is a model based on coalition building where organizers, attorneys, the direct community and allies can work together to be prepared and respond with power and not panic at the time of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) activity. We’ll share how you can develop a defense structure in your community. You’ll learn how to build coalitions and how to how to build collective power through Know Your Rights philosophy.
This training for anyone who would like to help defend immigrant rights.
Itzel’s current work focuses on coordinating the Rapid Response efforts across 5 counties in the Bay Area. She facilitates regional organizing efforts to defend and protect the rights of undocumented community members. Prior to joining Dolores Street Community Services, Itzel worked at a social impact strategy firm called Third Plateau as their Community Manager. As the Community Manager, Itzel was responsible for growing, strengthening, and leveraging the firm’s network of social impact leaders. Itzel received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She currently lives in a small but warm apartment in Oakland with her partner, neighbor’s cat, and plants.
Abigail was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA to Mexican immigrant parents. She is currently the San Francisco Rapid Response Network, and oversees the 24/7 Hotline. Having her mother deported at a young age influenced her commitment to serving immigrant communities