On February 1st, Oakland will begin to issue municipal IDs. Like San Francisco’s program, these city-issued identification cards will be available to city residents regardless of federal immigration status or housing status, and do not require people to list their sex or gender. Additionally, Oakland’s card is the first of its kind to also function [...]
Pride at Work calls on the San Francisco city administration to recommit to the City Sanctuary Policy. The Sanctuary City policy advises local city agencies not to report undocumented city residents to federal immigration officials. The preservation of San Francisco as a sanctuary city is vitally important to the LGBTQ community. Every year undocumented immigrants come to the United States fleeing economic and social hardships in their homelands, including persecution based on sexual orientation and gender identity expression. The Sanctuary Ordinance in San Francisco is necessary to many undocumented LGBTQ persons and specifically important to transgender persons. San Francisco’s Sanctuary Policy must be made real by consistent policies that uphold individual privacy and do not waste scarce City funds enforcing laws that are the responsibility of the federal government.
From our friends at Just Cause/ Causa Justa: Saturday November 5th from 10am- 3pm: Rally at Occupy Oakland and March to Wells Fargo Detention Center The most marginalized people within the 99% are fed up and we are calling for an occupation of Well’s Fargo Detention Center in Downtown Oakland just a few yards away [...]
Today’s the day… join us in Coming OUT Against the ICE “Secure Communities” Program. Queer people across the country are standing up to say that we don’t want ICE in our communities, that im/migration IS a queer issue, and that we want an end not just to police/immigration collaboration, but to raids and deportations. See [...]
We’re on the road! Our first stop was a wonderful potluck and discussion at the Arizona Worker Rights Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The Group Indulging our Limp Wrists, Raised Fists pose in Phoenix The potluck and conversation was co-hosted by 3rd Space (a fabulous collective of queer folks of color and allies creating, in their words: “action-oriented, multi-lingual, multi-cultural, [...]
On July 1, we joined Young Workers United, Just Cause/Causa Justa, CUAV, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, and others to demand that Wells Fargo stop funding deportations, imprisonment, and criminalizing laws like SB-1070. Read more about it here, and thanks to Rebecca for making this video.
Undoing Borders is a collective writing project that comes out of the Migrant Justice Work Group of San Francisco Pride at Work/HAVOQ (The Horizontal Alliance of Very Organized Queers). We first started organizing together in 2007 when a group of us formed a contingent to the US/Mexico No Borders Camp in Calexico/Mexicali. That summer, at an [...]
URGENT: Hunger Striker’s Health Rapidly Deteriorates Posted on July 12, 2011 at http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com URGENT SUPPORT NEEDED IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE MAKE CALLS AND FORWARD WIDELY. Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition received an urgent update from medical staff at Pelican Bay State Prison that the health of at least 200 hunger strikers in the SHU is rapidly worsening. A source with [...]
Hello SFPAW/HAVOQ homos! On July 1st the Arizona copycat law House Bill 87 (HB87) is set to be implemented in Georgia. Just like last year when Senate Bill 1070 (SB1070) was signed into law in Arizona, the private prison industry has once again played a powerful force in lobbying for anti-immigrant legislation for profit. Private [...]
Deportations are on the rise and more and more detention centers are being built. Laws like SB1070 and Sit/Lie criminalize our every day lives. Who profits off of turning us into criminals? Join HAVOQ for an info-share about the immigrant detention system and how to get involved in dismantling the private prison industry. Thursday, June [...]
May 12, 2011 Community and labor groups are taking to the streets today Thursday, May 12 in four major cities to protest the private prison industry’s business model of pushing for harsher immigrant incarceration policies. Such policies drive up prison populations and put added strains on state and federal budgets. Detentions of immigrants are set to [...]