- Greetings allies, This Oct., DRUM is hosting a major global grassroots mobilization week in NYC for global migrant rights & challenging neo-liberalism, war,Message 1 of 1 , Aug 26, 2013View SourceGreetings allies,This Oct., DRUM is hosting a major global grassroots mobilization week in NYC for global migrant rights & challenging neo-liberalism,war, climate in justice that force millions to migrate each year and thousands to lose their lives.We are seeking endorsements- Pls see below.We expect hundreds of migrant rights, economic, global justice orgs, activists, and migrant people themselves impacted by displacement, economy, wars to be present through the week and at the closing. This includes many South Asian, Arab, and Muslim immigrant workers and youth from NYC we are mobilizing who have been impacted by wars in South Asia/Mid East directly and have led anti-war organizing in NYC.100-200 international activitists (including South Asia, and Mid East) will be here as well as local immigrant, labor, faith, women's, and many communities.Please reach out to me or to our PGA Coordinator, Rishi Singh (rishi.r.singh716@...) if you have any questions or would like to get involved...
في أمان اللهFahd AhmedLegal and Policy Director
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
September 30th - October 4th, 2013
New York City
As governments of the world meet in New York for the UN High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on October 3 & 4, join migrant organizations and allies from across the world for a week of activities.Let's raise our collective voices and build power to lift up migration policies that respect and uphold the human rights of ALL migrants. We will challenge policies that lead to deepening inequality, lack of opportunity and other factors that contribute to forced migration. These include trade and other economic policies that create push factors for migration, as well as development practices that displace communities, and contribute to climate change. Migration should be a choice, not a necessity!This year, the PGA will be held on 30 September (Monday) - 4 October (Friday), at the Church Center of the UN (CCUN), in New York, USA. Activities will include a labour & community march and rally across the Brooklyn Bridge, major plenaries by international grassroots leaders and notable dignitaries, self-organized workshops, government lobbying visits, art displays, cultural events and numerous other activities.
THE PEOPLES' GLOBAL ACTION
The 2013 Peoples' Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights is an independent civil society and grassroots people's event held in conjunction with the 2013 UN High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development (HLD).
Since the first HLD in 2006, the PGA has annually brought together grassroots migrant communities, migrant rights organizations, trade unions, faith groups, academia and other civil society from around the world to share information, dialogue, strengthen analyses and develop joint positions on critical issues related to international migration. The PGA provides the space for communities to critically engage the UN HLD process, raise our collective voices to challenge states to undertake migration and development policy-making from a human rights and people-centered approach, call to end the widespread criminalization of migration, and hold governments accountable to their international human rights and community development commitments. In addition, the PGA also paves the way for important transnational alliances, capacity-building and development of our movements and networks.
The PGA has engaged tens of thousands of participants through its ongoing regional and sectoral processes, workshops, self-organized caucuses, government lobbying visits, public marches and rallies, and numerous other events. In the last 7 years, it has also facilitated and incubated the launching of several regional and international networks and dozens of other peoples' processes.
PGA WEEK OF ACTIVITIES
We need your support to continue to build the Peoples' Global Action and shift the migration debate into one rooted in a global perspective reflected by the theme of this years' PGA:
"Power, People & Communities:
Building Bridges for Migrant, Labour & Human Rights"
The Proposed PGA Week Of Activities Include:
Activities will be held at:
- A Labour-Community Rally and March across the Brooklyn Bridge (Wednesday October 2nd, 5PM at Foley Square)
- Workshops, strategy sessions, and forums to share analysis, organizing, and platforms for migrant rights in the US and globally (October 1-4)
- NYC site visits and exchanges with migrant community organizations.
- Migrant arts & activism - films, art, photography
Church Center for the United Nations
777 United Nations Plaza
(East 44 th Street & 1st Avenue)
New York City, USA
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
To register & submit workshop proposals for the PGA conference, visit:
If you or your organization would like to endorse/sponsor the Peoples'
Global Action and its activities, visit:
Please email NYCPGA2013@... by September 20th
(Include your name, organization, & contact information)
For more info contact DRUM
(NYC anchor organization)