April 6, 2012
April 4, 2012
The We Belong Together Delegation to Alabama in March of 2012 shed national light on the human rights crisis in Alabama. Members of the Delegation heard powerful stories of families torn apart and children and parents living in fear. As we heard the stories, we began to see how laws like Alabama's HB56 are undermining all of our communities and how they hurt women, children, and families everywhere.
Our visit generated press locally and nationally. To read some of the press coverage on the delegation, click on the links below.
Those "outside agitators" fighting against Alabama's overreaching immigration law were back in town last week. "We Belong Together," a delegation of women from 17 groups from across the nation, held a roundtable Thursday organized and sponsored by New America Media to discuss the impact of the harsh law and, in particular, its impact on women and families.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- We Belong Together, a delegation of women from 17 groups around the nation, was in Birmingham on Wednesday and today to look at the impact Alabama's immigration law has had on women and children.
Today the group held a 2-hour roundtable discussion at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Birmingham to discuss the impact of anti-immigrant attacks on families and the role women can play in the struggle for immigrant rights. About 80 people attended today's event.
March 22, 2012
Together, we are a diverse group of women leaders representing national advocacy communities. We represent faith-based, legal, human rights, worker rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, children advocate and reproductive justice organizations. We have traveled from throughout the country to come together with our sisters here in Birmingham, Alabama – the battleground of the civil rights movement – to bear witness to the impact of the harshest anti-immigrant law in the US – HB56.
March 15, 2012
Please join New America Media and the We Belong Together campaign Thursday, March 22 for a roundtable on the impact of anti-immigrant attacks on families, and the role women can play in the struggle for human rights in Alabama.
WHAT: Women and Immigrant Rights in Alabama: A Media/Community Roundtable
WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 10:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: St Paul’s United Methodist Church
1500 6th Ave. North, Birmingham, Alabama
WHO: Ethnic, Mainstream and Women's Media; and Women Leaders from Across Alabama and the Country
February 21, 2012
The children and youth of Alabama need our support! We ask children and young people from across the country to send them wishes!
In December 2010, as part of our A Wish for the Holidays campaign, thousands of children around the US wrote letters to President Obama and Members of Congress, voicing one united wish: an end to deportations and detentions so that all families and communities can stay together. The letters were powerful and moving, and in December we delivered them to Washington.
February 2, 2012
On Wednesday night Colorlines.com’s publisher Rinku Sen appeared on ABC’s “Nightline” to provide context on a story about a young child who was put up for adoption because his biological mother is undocumented. Read more at Colorlines.com