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Southeast Immigrant Rights Network

Southeast Immigrant Rights Network

SEIRN 2017 Conference

Hearts of Struggle: United for Dignity and Justice

Preliminary Program

Friday, November 3


10:30 am-11 am                     Registration


11 am-5:30 pm                       Special Session: Healing and Resiliency as Resistance


5:30 pm-6:30 pm                    Registration and dinner


6:30 pm-9:15 pm                    Opening session:

  • Welcome

  • Day of the Dead altar

  • The struggle for social justice in Memphis and West Tennessee

  • Cultural workshops

  • Reflection and closing



Saturday, November 4


8:00 am-9:00 am                    Breakfast and registration


9:00 am-10:00 am                  Welcome and getting to know each other


10:00 am-11:30 am                Gender oppression in our movement


11:45 am-12:30 pm                The current political landscape


12:30 pm-1:30 pm                  Lunch


1:30 pm-2:45 pm                    Threats and opportunities facing our communities


3:00 pm-4:15 pm                    Where we stand


4:30 pm-6:15 pm                    Workshops

  • Immigrant detention

  • The fight for TPS

  • Community defense and resistance

  • Youth organizing

  • Workers’ rights


6:30 pm-7:30 pm                    Dinner


8:00 pm                                   Cultural sharing, celebration of SEIRN’s independence

and dancing



Sunday, November 5


8:00 am-9:00 am                    Breakfast


9:00 am-9:45 am                    Plenary session


10:00 am-11:30 am                Workshops

  • Direct action

  • Enforcement: ICE out campaigns

  • Global aspects of migration

  • Grassroots fundraising


11:45 am-12:30 pm                Next steps, evaluation, and closing



 2:30 pm                                Protest against detention centers in Memphis

(organized by Comunidades Unidas en Una Voz)

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