Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

1. Re: Garfield Hts Raid for Undoc. Workers 2. Internship with Mexico Solidarity Network

Expand Messages
  • Immigrant Support Network
    The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network is networking with the Spanish/American Committee., IRTF, HOLA, Oberlin activists, and others to devisethe best
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2009
    • 0 Attachment

      The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network is networking with the Spanish/American Committee., IRTF, HOLA, Oberlin activists, and others to devise
      the best way forward with the Garfield Heights officials and the undocumented workers who were detained by GH police. This could be an illegal act by the GH police. 

      I have a call into the law director of GH to find out the exact reason for the roundup, the charges against them, if any, and the status of the 16 people detained. Waiting for a call back on Tuesday, 6/2.

      I have asked GH Mayor Blanko for a meeting with the chief of police and the mayor/lawdirector, as well.
      Don Bryant
      440-623-0492
      Mexico-US Solidarity Network
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Mexico Solidarity Network
      Job and Internship Opportunities 
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
       
      Job and internship opportunities at the Mexico Solidarity Network
       
      Full time staff position
      Beginning date: August, 2009
      The Mexico Solidarity Network has a job opening for an organizer.  The ideal candidate is committed to an anti-capitalist project with a strong ethical commitment to building a community-based and international political project.  The MSN is a dynamic and growing organization with a clear vision for building radical, bi-national social change.  The hours are long, but the work is extremely rewarding for the right candidate.  Job responsibilities include:
       
      -         Outreach and recruitment for our Study Abroad Program.  The Study Abroad Program focuses on the practice, theory and context of Mexican social movements.  The program is accredited by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City and by Hampshire College in the US.  We also have formal accreditation agreements with the SUNY (State Universities of New York) system, the University of Texas-Austin, New Mexico State University, Appalachian State University and others.  We offer a 14-week, 16-credit program each Spring and Fall, and two 6-week, 8-credit programs during the Summer.  The position involves promotion of the program at study abroad fairs, working with US-based universities to accredit the program for their students, recruiting students, and processing applications.  The position may eventually evolve into teaching one semester per year in Mexico, though this will depend on the candidate's qualifications.
      -         Speaking tour organization.  The Mexico Solidarity Network sponsors eight to ten speaking tours a year featuring speakers from Mexico's largest and most important living social movements.  Work includes arranging speaking events, and traveling with some tours as introductory speaker, logistical coordinator and translator.
      -         Alternative Economy.  The Mexico Solidarity Network distributes artisanry produced by Zapatista women's cooperatives.  The work includes oversight of the AE program.
       
      The successful candidate will have:
       
      -         knowledge of Mexico's social, political and economic context,
      -         ability to travel;
      -         attention to detail and the ability to manage the day to day logistics and tasks necessary for constructing a viable social movement;
      -         a valid drivers license;
      -         strong writing and public speaking skills;
      -         Spanish and English proficiency and the ability to translate from Spanish to English;
      -         flexibility, creativity and accountability working within a collective that currently consists of six full time staff based in Chicago and Mexico;
      -         a strong work ethic founded in a political orientation that is anti-capitalist;
      -         a strong commitment to radical political change in the US and Mexico,
      -         masters level degree in social sciences preferred but not mandatory.
       
      Applicants should submit a resume and a brief description of their commitment to anti-capitalist organizing to MSN@....  The position is based in the Mexico Solidarity Network office in Chicago.  Applications will be accepted beginning in June, 2009, and we hope to fill the position in August.  Starting salary is $25,000 per year, with an increase to $30,000 after a six month probationary period.  The position includes five weeks of paid vacation per year and a stipend for health insurance.
       
       
       
      Internships
      The Mexico Solidarity Network has two openings for full time, unpaid internships beginning in late August.  Internship responsibilities include:
       
      -         Speaking tour organization.  The Mexico Solidarity Network sponsors eight to ten speaking tours a year featuring speakers from Mexico's largest and most important living social movements.  Work includes arranging speaking events, and traveling with some tours as introductory speaker, logistical coordinator and translator.
      -         Alternative Economy.  The Mexico Solidarity Network distributes artisanry produced by Zapatista women's cooperatives.  The position includes coordination of the AE program.
      -         ESL and popular education classes.  The Albany Park Autonomous Center is a project of the Mexico Solidarity Network.  The Center is located in Chicago's most diverse immigrant community, and offers a wide range of educational programs and community development work.  If interns are appropriate for this kind of work, they will organize and facilitate sections of the popular education program.
       
       
       
      The Mexico Solidarity Network program includes:
      -         a study abroad program focused on Mexican social movements that prepares youth and students for political work in the US and Mexican contexts;
      -         solidarity programs in partnership with Mexico's most important social movements, including the Zapatistas, ex-Braceros, campesinos, urban housing movements, and women's organizations struggling against the femicides;
      -         a community center in Chicago (the Albany Park Autonomous Center) focused on organizing, education and community development in the immigrant community of Albany Park on Chicago's north side;
      -         an alternative economy program that supports three women's artisan cooperatives in Chiapas.
       
      The Mexico Solidarity Network is building a comprehensive educational/organizing program based locally in the Albany Park Autonomous Center and internationally with partner organizations in Mexico.  The program will eventually include:
       
      -         Community based education programs in Chicago.  We currently have three levels of Spanish classes, literacy classes, weekly video nights, weekly cultural events, and a computer center.  Eventually we will launch a bilingual high school for adults based on popular education pedagogy.  We will also found the International Autonomous University for Social Movements, a bi-national undergrad and master level program grounded in the community dynamics of Chicago and Mexico, and focused on the theory, practice and research of social movements, educational pedagogy, and community development.
      -         Community based organizing in Chicago.  MSN staff are working with immigrants in the community to found work collectives in house cleaning and construction, and a housing cooperative.
      -         Expanded study abroad opportunities.  In September 2009, the MSN will launch an expanded study abroad program for students who want to do research while working with Mexican social movements.  Within two years, we will launch an expanded program on the theory, practice and context of Mexican social movements that will require additional professors based part of the year in Chicago and part of the year in Mexico.
       
      Please send resumes to MSN@....
       
      For more information on the Mexico Solidarity Network, please see our web site at www.mexicosolidarity.org or call 773-583-7728.   
      Safe Unsubscribe
      This email was sent to truth_force@... by list-owner@....
      Mexico-US Solidarity Network | 3460 W. Lawrence | Chicago | IL | 60625

    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.