As we reported earlier this week, Mother's Day may be behind us, but the need to support immigrant women and their families in Arizona remains an urgent cause.
Join a conference call this Monday, May 17 (details below) to learn from a delegation of national feminist and labor leaders, journalists, and organizers who, with support from a Ms. Foundation rapid-response grant, traveled to Arizona during Mother's Day weekend to document the experiences of women and children in the wake of Arizona's racist and restrictive immigration law, SB 1070.
The delegation, led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Jobs with Justice, will report on findings and discuss upcoming actions and opportunities to protect the rights and well-being of women immigrants in Arizona. They shared the following in an invitation:
The testimonies we heard make clear in vivid and haunting detail that SB 1070 constitutes a violation of principles we hold dear to safeguard women as mothers, workers and leaders in our families and communities. The draconian legislation has paved the way for assaults on the basic human rights of women who came here simply to support their families, and created an environment in which violence against women and children -- physical, spiritual and legal -- has been state-sanctioned.Join the Call and Learn How to Support Immigrant Women and Families in Arizona
At the same time, SB 1070 has sparked a culture of resistance and an opportunity to organize women for change nationally as well as locally in our communities, to battle present and future legislation which threatens our families and communities.
When: Monday, May 17, 2010 -- 3:00pm EDT / 12:00 noon PDT