09 February 2011

Tomorrow in DC: Ending Violence Against Immigrant Women

For those anywhere near the Washington, DC area tomorrow, here's a reminder about an important event sponsored by a number of Ms. Foundation grantees:

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, an ad-hoc congressional hearing on emerging issues in the fight to end violence against immigrant women will take place on Capitol Hill. This event offers a chance to hear testimony from advocates, organizers, and survivors of violence whose experiences underscore the need for legislation that protects immigrant women from abuse. Their stories will also shine a specific light on the unintended and harmful consequences that ICE Access programs visit on immigrant women and their families.

Moderated by Congressman Raúl Grijalva (the event's honorary chair), the hearing will take place from 2:00 - 3:00 pm in Room 2456 of the Rayburn House Office Building: 45 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20515.

Ms. Foundation grantees, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Legal Momentum, MomsRising and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network have all signed on as co-sponsors of this event. We hope you'll turn up and the hearing and show them your support!

Next week, we'll be posting words and images from the hearing -- so if you can't make it in person, you'll still have an opportunity to experience the event. Stay tuned for more.

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