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Not one more Deportation Rally

April 5th we deliver a resounding and unified message: 2 million, 2 many! Not One More Deportation with cities all across the US.
Please join us for an afternoon of solidarity! There will be scheduled community speakers, artist and information sessions! We are looking for local Worcester support! If you or your organization would like to [...]

Dismantling Racism Training

A 40-hour workshop 2nd Saturdays of the month 1-5pm starting April 12th, 2014 at Stone Soup, 4 King St, Worcester, MA 01610.
Frequently Asked Questions
*Storytelling based on our own life experience
*A look at personal, institutional, and cultural racism
*A history of the race construct
*Addressing white privilege
*Internalized racial superiority and inferiority
*People of color and white caucusing
*Moving from analysis [...]

“Secure Communities” is Wrong for Worcester

The Secure Communities program (S-Comm) automatically checks fingerprints of every arrested person taken at booking against Immigration databases. Based on these database checks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) then transfers people suspected of being deportable straight into the detention and deportation system from the criminal justice system.
In the deportation system, people are often sent [...]

Support for Students eligible for deferred action!

If you know any students who need help with their deferred action applications:
1) Community Legal Aid in Worcester- (508) 752-3718 to set up an appointment. Services are free, but we can only represent people who live in Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire, or Franklin County and whose income is below 125% of the federal poverty [...]

Mayday 2012 / Primero de Mayo 2012

Over 100 people from more than 25 organizations/movements came together to rally for Worker and Immigrant Justice!
¡Más de 80 personas de más de 25 organizaciones / movimientos se juntaron para manifestar por los derechos de trabajadores y inmigrantes!
Telegram & Gazette coverage
Video coverage for TV3 at minute 1:30

Photo credit: Vaughn Collymore, Media Specialist at Future Focus [...]

Mayday 2011

Thank you to all who made Mayday Worcester 2011 a success!
A Peoples’ Festival to Celebrate the Real Labor Day
Mayday / International Workers Day
Video from the event: Bhutanese dancers #1 | Bhutanese dancers #2
Location: YMCA Family Park on Murray Ave (behind Central Branch YMCA - in case of rain inside YMCA Central Branch, 766 [...]

“Secure” Communities Public Meeting in Worcester

Boston Globe, 2-27-2011

WORCESTER — A top state public safety official apologized to a crowd of 120 yesterday in a room at the public library for a failure by Governor Deval Patrick’s administration to properly publicize a controversial national immigration policy slated to take effect this year.

Worcester Immigrant Coalition

Who We Are
The Worcester Immigrant Coalition is a grassroots, autonomous organization dedicated to advocating immigrant rights in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Our goals and values:
Leadership development:
We are dedicated to the leadership development of immigrants. We also nourish and defend the leadership of African Americans, Native Americans and Working Class pleople independently of their race, religious affiliation, and sexual [...]

Mayday 2010

Get on the bus!
Saturday, May 1st, 2010
Bus to Boston area rallies leaves Worcester City Hall at 11am (returns 6pm. $10 sug. donation)
Reserve your seat/more information: 508-840-0044
Sábado 1ro de mayo, 2010
El bus a la marcha en Boston sale de Worcester City Hall a las 11am (vuelve 6pm, $10 sugerido)
Reserve su asiento / más información: 508-840-0044

Mayday 2010 [...]

Rally in Washington, March 21st

Join the Worcester Immigrant Coalition
for a rally in Washington DC on Sunday, March 21st, 2010
Show congress that it is time for Immigration Reform NOW!
People from all over the United States will meet to tell Congress and the White House that we will fight and they will have to pass an immigration reform.
We are Coordinating with [...]