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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)