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"The Criminalization of Day Laborers in Orange County," UUCA, Anaheim, Friday, Nov. 20th

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  • Duane Roberts
    You are cordially invited to attend a meeting of the ... ============================ Friday, November 20, 2009 6:30 - 9:15 P.M. (Program begins at 7:30 P.M.)
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      You are cordially invited to
      attend a meeting of the

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      > 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.
      Anaheim, California
      (Located on the Southwest corner
      of Harbor Blvd. and Santa Ana Street)

      (714) 758-1050
      www.uuchurchoc.org

      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:

      Progressive Potluck

      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.

      Featured Speakers:

      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.

      Open Forum

      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.
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