Category Archives: Whats Going on at the Workers’ Center?

Syracuse Rapid Response Team Meeting 10/12

The Syracuse Rapid Response Team will be meeting at the Worker’s Center Thursday, October 12 at 6:30pm.

At the end of September, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted ruthless raids over the course of 4 days, which resulted in over 500 immigrants being rounded up. This specific raid–disgustingly called “Operation Safe Cities”– was specifically targeted towards sanctuary cities. The Trump Administration’s unrelenting attacks on immigrants demonstrates the importance of our Rapid Response Team. Please join us at the next meeting this Thursday. Becoming a member of the Syracuse Rapid Response team is a concrete way you can be in solidarity with immigrant members of our community. Come to the meeting and a bring a friend!

Unidos Puerto Rico 10/8

The Spanish Action League in collaboration with the Latino Professional Social Group and leaders in the community are working together to help the people in Puerto Rico. We will be collecting items and donation to send to the Island.

We will have T-Shirts for sell for $10 and the proceeds will support the relief efforts.

FACEBOOK LINK HERE

WCCNY members made these keychains and we will be donating them to raise funds for the local donations efforts. You can get them at the Spanish Action League this Sunday at their donation event. Check the flyer for location and what to bring to donate .

Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead 11/1


Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead nOVEMBER 1ST

Save the date for this year’s Workers Center Day of the Dead Celebration! We will remember and honor the dead and recommit to fight for the living. Food, music and crafts. We want to invite the whole community to see and enjoy our space at the Center, recently we opened up the space to better accommodate our trainings, workshops and community events. Thanks to all of you for helping us to make this a reality.
We will accept donations to support our mission. A portion of the proceeds will go to Mexico grassroots efforts to assist victims of the recent earthquake in Ciudad de México.

Aparta la fecha para nuestra celebración anual del Día de Los Muertos. Honremos a los muertos, luchemos por los vivos. Comida, musica y manualidades. Queremos invitar a toda la comunidad a conocer y disfrutar nuestro nuevo espacio.
Estaremos aceptando donaciones para apoyar a nuestra mision. Parte de lo recaudado se donara a esfuerzos de bases en Mexico para ayudar a victimas del reciente sismo en la ciudad de Mexico.

Facebook Link Here

#NoMuslimBanEver Mobilization 10/17 – 10/18

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The news of the lowest number of refugees since 1980 and the third muslim ban is just the latest attack on immigrants from this administration.

The NYIC is a National Sponsor and has committed mobilizing from across NYS to stand up and say No Ban EVER! On October 18th, the latest iteration of the ban goes into effect and we will be present in DC to raise our voices and stand up to these racist attacks! The program is inclusive of our entire fight for Immigrant Justice and will include speakers that are impacted by Muslim/ Refugee Ban, DACA, and TPS.

A Bus is leaving Syracuse/Buffalo on 10/17 at 5:00pm. Tickets are $15 each which include lodging, food on 10/18, and transportation there / back. We will return to Syracuse/Buffalo on 10/18 very late. This is an important moment for us to organize a strong, loud, mass mobilization that sends a clear message that IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, & MUSLIMS ARE WELCOME HERE.

We will not be silent while our communities are being targeted. The NYIC has directly impacted members of our community speaking from Western and Central New York on the program and we need to show up in big numbers to support them! For more information please contact: mzaldivar@nyic.org.

IF YOUR ORGANIZATION WANTS TO SPONSOR THE NATIONAL ACTION PLEASE SIGN UP HERE.

*If you are a member organization and want to organize a group please contact Meghan mzaldivar@nyic.org directly to make arrangements.

TO CONFIRM YOUR SEAT ON A BUS NEAR YOU PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENTBRITE HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nomuslimbanever-nyic-mobilization-to-dc-tickets-38090545848

SAVE THE DATE 11/3: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

 

 

Friday, November 3rd at 6:30pm
Join us for our 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos celebration! We will be making altars, have great music, Mexican and Central American food, and make-your-own Day of the Dead arts and crafts. We will honor and celebrate the lives of compañerxs we have lost and continue to fight for the living! Come celebrate with us! More details to come.

Solidarity Drivers Needed 9/29/17

Friday, Sept. 29th 7pm
This Friday at 7pm, WCCNY will be having our monthly membership meeting. These meetings are important so that members and leaders can stay plugged into the organization, get updates on the Green Light Campaign, the dairy farmworker advocacy and organizing, get important trainings, etc.  We need your help to make sure that members are able to fully participate in this meeting! A few workers from Skaneateles (about 30 minutes away) will need rides to the meeting. Please email Nikeeta at nslade@workerscentercny.org if you are able to help with rides! We thank you in advance!

WCCNY is hiring!!!

We are very excited to be growing our staff and capacity here at the WCCNY. We are looking to bring on a new part-time organizer to conduct outreach, support membership development, build organizational capacity, and develop and lead strategic campaigns for workplace and economic justice! Check out the full description and qualifications here. If you think you would be a great fit or know someone else who would be a great fit please send your cover letter and resume with “Organizer Position” as email subject to Gretchen Purser, chair of the board at gpurser@workerscentercny.org and Nikeeta Slade, organizer at nslade@workerscentercny.org. Please be sure to include the names and contact information of two people willing to serve as references. Application deadline is October 6, 2017.