Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Town Hall Meeting to Stop the Persecution of Immigrant Workers and Families
When: Thursday, February 7, 2008, at 6:00-8:30 PM
Where: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull corner with Michigan Ave.
Lighted and guarded parking.
Why: *Stop using the law as a billy club to punish immigrants.
*Stop exploiting workers to meet our nation's imported labor demand.
*Protect our Constitution from further erosion by wrong-headed politicians.
Purpose: Take tangible action to support workers through Detroit's Centro Obrero
and our own organizations.
Welcome: Bill Wylie-Kellermann, Pastor, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Personal Testimonies of Persecution: Witness by Workers & Families
"We Must Stop the Nativism before the Situation gets Worse"
Dr. José Cuello, Chicano-Boricua Studies & Dept. of History, Wayne State University
"How Immigrants Work for Us"
Dr. Nicole Trujillo-Pagán, Chicano-Boricua Studies & Dept. of Sociology, WSU
"The Biblical and Theological Imperative to Action"
Bill Wylie-Kellermann, Pastor, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
"The State and National Political Challenge," .
Michigan State Representative Steve Toboccman
"The Importance of Your Personal Action"
Elena Herrada, Director, Detroit Workers' Center / Centro Obrero de Detroit
Comments and Questions from the Audience
Commitment to Personal and Organizational Action
Audience Participation / Commitment and Organizational Action
Come prepared to do something that will have an impact: Options: * write all of your political representatives * volunteer to accompany immigrants to court appearance and to posting of bail
* teach ESL classes once or twice a week at Centro Obrero * protest raids, family break-ups, and punitive detentions * contribute money and needed items * commit your organizations to pursing the issue until it is democratically and humanely resolved * Bring your ideas.
Closure: Bill Wylie-Kellermann, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Contact MCHR at 313 579-9071 or [email protected]