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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]







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