NEW DATES! June 22 & 29: FREE Webinars on Strategies for Fighting ICE ACCESS in Local Communities
- Wednesday June 22nd from 2 pm EST to 3:30 pm EST and
- Wednesday June 29th, from 2 pm EST to 3:30 pm EST
These webinars are designed to build off of last year’s two-part webinar: “Secure Communities???” which provided basic information about the impact of ICE ACCESS programs on local communities. The goal of this year’s series is to give advocates tools to fight the increasing involvement of state and local authorities in federal immigration enforcement, to lay out strategies for collaboration amongst different groups, and to highlight examples of successful campaigns.
The webinars are designed for local groups and community members from diverse fields – including immigration, labor, faith, and criminal justice – interested in working against ICE enforcement in their communities. They are not open to government officials or members of the media.
The first webinar will discuss tools for building a campaign, focusing on information gathering strategies, from public records requests to documentation of violations and abuses. Presenters will outline different methods advocates can use to map the particulars of ICE’s presence in an individual community, describe typical obstacles to the data collection process, and suggest ways to overcome those obstacles.
The second webinar will present ideas for how to use the information gathered through the tactics described in Part One to mount impactful campaigns against ICE ACCESS programs. Presenters will describe strategies in policy, legislation, litigation, and messaging, and offer examples of ways that other communities have combined these strategies to target particular audiences in particular political climates.
**These webinars will not review the content covered in last year’s webinars, and it is strongly recommended that participants have a basic familiarity with that material in order to get the full benefit of this series. Last year’s webinars are viewable here.