"The Criminalization of Day Laborers in Orange County," UUCA, Anaheim, Friday, Nov. 20th
- You are cordially invited to
attend a meeting of the
> POTLUCK FOR PROGRESSIVES <============================
Friday, November 20, 2009
6:30 - 9:15 P.M.
(Program begins at 7:30 P.M.)
Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim
511 South Harbor Blvd.
(Located on the Southwest corner
of Harbor Blvd. and Santa Ana Street)
The "Potluck for Progressives" is a group organized
for the purpose of bringing together likeminded
people on a weekly basis to break bread and talk about
crucial issues affecting the community and the world.
At each meeting, people interested in peace, social
justice, labor, and the environment gather to exchange
ideas, talk about successes, plan actions, or just
engage in a friendly discussion with one another.
Bring a dish to share! Enjoy the bounty that others
bring as well! The potluck will start at 6:30 p.m. with
a speaker or film to follow at 7:30 p.m. Please join
us even if you can't bring any food!
On the Agenda:
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Bring along your favorite dish of food,
chips, dips, or soft drinks, and spend
an hour mingling with progressive people
from all over Orange County.
7:30 - 8:30 P.M.
During the past few years, several
municipalities here in Orange County
have passed city ordinances which make
it a misdemeanor criminal offense for
day laborers, mostly of Mexican ancestry,
to congregate on public sidewalks for
the purpose of seeking work. Many of
these ordinances not only have violated
state and federal constitutional
guarantees of free speech and assembly,
but specifically zero-in on the activities
of day laborers and make them targets
of intense police repression.
Members of the Colectivo Tonantzin, an
Orange County-based grassroots
organization that defends the rights
of undocumented workers from harassment
and abuse by police and the Minutemen,
will deliver a presentation on their
efforts to fight these city ordinances
in Costa Mesa, Orange, and elsewhere.
Come to this meeting to learn more
about: how these racist and discriminatory
city ordinances are used to criminalize
efforts by day laborers to seek work; which
local politicians are behind them; and what
you personally can do to fight them.
8:30 - 9:15 P.M.
Open discussion, announcements,
and other news of interest.
The "Potluck for Progressives" is endorsed by the
Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist
Church in Anaheim and is free and open to the
general public. Although a small donation might
be requested to help pay for facility costs, nobody
will be turned away due to a lack of funds.