The 21st Century Underground Railroad
The story of new Americans moving to our great country is a story about all of us.
Some time ago I setup an internet news scanner. Several channels were configured to follow various topics. One of the channels I setup was for stories concerning immigration and hte Pacific NW. Some stories of general interest to us turn up from time to time.
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Roman"">As part of the programs planned locally for International Peace Week, the Immigration Information Response Team of Coastal Progressives is hosting a screening and public discussion of a new PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, SW 9th and Hurbert in Newport, on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
Lincoln County will welcome Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan to Newport on Monday, August 22, accompanied by Oregon's Squadron 13 Veterans for Justice with their Peace and Justice bus. Their Newport visit is part of a “Revolutionary Communities Road Trip,” touring the west coast with stops through Oregon and California to showcase and film community activism at the grassroots level.
Coastal Progressives’ Immigration Information Response Team will meet on Tuesday, August 9, at 1 p.m. in the Centro de Ayuda office, 410 SW Hurbert, in Newport. The agenda will include planning for the Cindy Sheehan tour with Veterans for Peace and Justice, which will be stopping in Newport on Monday, August 22. We will also be discussing a possible alliance with Oceana in Lincoln City.
Please join us in our efforts to make and keep Lincoln County a welcoming community for all its residents. And take a look at the display window in the Newport Public Library, which features through the month of August some of our efforts, along with those of our allied organizations.
The Coastal Progressives’ Immigration Information Response Team hosted a panel of local public officials to discuss the status of immigrants’ rights in our county. The forum took place on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newport. Invitations to participate in the panel were accepted by County Commissioner Bill Hall, County District Attorney Rob Bovett, County Sheriff Dennis Dotson, Newport Police Chief Mark Miranda, and Defense Attorney Richard Scholl.
To promote and protect justice and the civil liberties and human rights of everyone in Lincoln County, the Coastal Progressives’ Immigration Information Response Team (IIRT) has scheduled a panel discussion for Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9th and Hurbert, in Newport. The goal of this forum is to help make Lincoln County a safer and more welcoming community for all its residents.
The Immigration Information Response Team of Coastal Progressives will screen10 Rules for Dealing with Police on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the community room of St. Stephens’ Episcopal Church, 9th and Hurbert, in Newport. This fast-paced and powerful know-your-rights resource, produced by Flex Your Rights, will prepare you to handle every kind of police situation with confidence.