Black and Brown Organizing for Immigrant Justice

Location 
Valley Life Sciences Building 2040, UC Berkeley
Date 
December 03, 2019
Time 
11:10am - 12:30pm

Flier for the Black and Brown Organizing for Immigrant Justice event

 

Sponsored by Big Ideas Course Migration in the Contemporary World; Department of Ethnic Studies; Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management; and the Othering & Belonging Institute

 

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) believes that a thriving multiracial democracy requires racial, social and economic justice for all. African Americans and black immigrants are stronger together and we can win by becoming leaders in the fight against structural racism and systemic discrimination. BAJI was formed to bring Black voices together to advocate for equality and justice in our laws and our communities.

 

La Colectiva is a worker-run collective that helps empower immigrant women and connect them with jobs. We pride ourselves on being green cleaning experts and a voice for immigrant workers in our community. La Colectiva is also a member of the International Domestic Workers Network, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the National Day Labor Organizing Network. La Colectiva believes that all workers are entitled to basic protections and is fighting for a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.

 

Begun in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla and others, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers union. Many recent UFW-sponsored laws and regulations protect all farm workers in California, especially those at non-union ranches. The UFW continues to actively champion legislative and regulatory reforms for farm workers covering issues such as worker protections, pesticides and immigration reform.