July 31: Special information session on unaccompanied immigrant children

ISNA will be providing updated information on the situation and future projections for the flow of unaccompanied children at the South Texas border. Come learn what type of assistance is currently needed and participate in a preliminary brainstorming session on a potential ISNA Community response. 

In order to most effectively assess our resources as a community and our ability to plan around the needs of this population, please take a moment to participate in this survey prior to attending. Please ensure that the the person in your agency that can best answers questions about your services and service capacity is who responds to this survey. Since there is limited seating please, register here. Some breakfast snacks will be provided. If you are not an ISNA member and would like to be, please take a moment to fill out our membership form.

When: Thursday, July 31, 2014. 9:30 – 11:30 am.

Where: TBA. Check for updates.

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March 7-8: Tribute to Cesar Chavez

Cesar ChavezThe Emma Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is celebrating the memory of Cesar Chavez with a series of screenings about the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. Free and open to the public. Full schedule and description of screenings here. For more information contact linda.crockett@austintexas.gov

When: Friday March 7 and Saturday March 8, 7pm

Where: MACC, 600 River St., Austin (78701)

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March 31: DACA Youth Deadline to Apply for Scholarships

TheDreamUS l ogoTheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Scholarships of up to $25,000 help cover  tuition, fees, and books for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at partner colleges in NYC, Miami, Washington D.C., El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, and online. Find out more in TheDream.US Frequently Asked Questions or Guidelines pages.

When: Deadline to apply is March 31, 2014


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March 1: Why Do People Migrate?

Why do people migrateYou are invited to an interactive dialogue to address the question of why  people migrate. This free event will include interactive educational stations and roundtable discussion; testimonies from migrant community members; photo exhibition and conversation with Mexican photographerRuth Rodriguez about her series “Migrants on their Way Through Mexico to the American Dream (or Nightmare);” and live music by Kiko Villamizar. This event is organized by the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, Comité Monseñor Romero, Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1st UU Social Action Committee, Grassroots Leadership, Texans United for Families/Hutto Visitation Program, Casa Marianella, and Texas Fair Trade.

When: Saturday, March 1, 4-7pm

Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church, Howson Hall, 4700 Grover Ave (78756)

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