On Friday April 27, five local immigrant rights organizations joined us for the BRIC OPEN: BORDERS Immigration Action Fair. Each organization presented attendees with the opportunity to take immediate and creative action toward justice initiatives for immigrant communities in Brooklyn and beyond.
For more information on these organizations and how to get involved, please visit their websites below:
The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) believes that a thriving multiracial democracy requires racial, social and economic justice for all. BAJI was formed to bring Black voices together to advocate for equality and justice in our laws and our communities.
HWHR was founded in 1992 to respond to the human needs of Haitian refugees and immigrants in the U.S., fleeing persecution. Through education, community organizing, leadership development and collective action, HWHR members empower themselves as they struggle for social, economic & racial justice
Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.
In the de Blasio administration, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) have prioritized three broad goals: enhance the economic, civic, and social integration of immigrant New Yorkers; facilitate access to justice for immigrant New Yorkers; and advocate for continued immigration reforms at all levels of government in order to eliminate inequities that impact New York's immigrant communities.
The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.
Artist and activist Alicia Grullón took part in the night with her mobile art project Empanar! Working from traditions of storytelling, Bronx street food culture and Taller de Gráfica Popular from Mexico with empanadas and know your rights literature. You can find the PDF version of her broadside below.
Compiled by Linda Diaz, Community Engagement Fellow