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Volunteers needed for Plowshares

Volunteers needed to fill shifts to sit at the WCCNY booth at Plowshares on December 1 and 2nd.

If you’re able to volunteer please contact Kayla kkelechian@workerscentercny.org or 315-385-9874

Can My Boss Do That?/ Mi Jefe Puede Hacer Eso?

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WCCNY members Hector and Arely Navarro in need of community support after medical emergency

On September 10th, Hector Navarro went to the hospital for a brain tumor, and on September 13th he was operated on to take out the 3 centimeter tumor. After the surgery Hector had an embolism, and right now he is still in the hospital recovering. They don’t yet know when he will be able to leave the hospital. They are completing more tests because he also has diabetes insipidus. He also has to go to rehabilitation in order to be able to walk and talk again. They say he will be okay but that he will need a lot of therapy in order to get better and take care of himself. They are also giving him Cortisol because it is not naturally producing in his body.

The family also also does not have a way to make money right now because Hector’s wife, Arely, will need to take care of him 24 hours a day and cannot work at this time. For this reason they need help with bills such as the rent, the electricity, food, and all that they need for the children to go to school. On top of this, Arely is fighting deportation and has legal fees.

They are going to receive an emergency health insurance that is going to help with half of the medical costs. Still they will have to pay for  he surgery, the hospital stay, and the subsequent physical and occupational therapy. They need your help to survive this hard time for the whole family: Hector, Arely, and their three children Lisania, Karen, and Angel, ages 12, 10 and 8. Hector and Arely are immigrants that came from Guatemala to this country for a better life and to work. They fled from the violence of the gangs of Guatemala, who had assaulted Hector. Please donate what you can to help for these costs.

Hector is a good father and a good husband. He loves his family very much and his children suffer for him. Hector worked in construction, painting, and landscaping to help his family continue onward. In addition to all of this, Arely is afraid that she will be deported and will be separated from her husband and kids, now that Hector needs more care than ever. Please, if you can, help this family.

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(The above text has been translated from the original version below, in Arely’s words)

El 10 de septiembre Hector Navarro fue al hospital para un tumor de cerebro y el 13 de septiembre operaron para quitar el tumor de 3 centimetros. Despues de la cirugeria le dio una embolia. Ahorita ya esta en el hospital recuperandose. Ya no saben cuando el va a salir del hospital. Estan haciendo mas estudios porque tambien tiene diabetes insipida y tiene que ir a rehabilitacion para poder caminar y hablar otra vez. Dicen que va a estar bien pero va a necesitar mucha terapia para mejorarse y para cuidarse. Estan poniendo cortisol porque con el tumor no se produca naturalmente en su cuerpo.

Tambien la familia ahorita no tiene una manera para ganar el dinero porque su esposa Arely tiene que cuidarle 24 horas del dia y no puede trabajar en este momento. Por eso necesitan ayuda con los biles, como la renta, la luz, la comida, y todo lo que necesitan los ninos para la escuela. Tambien Arely esta luchando con la deportacion y tiene biles de abogado.

Ellos van a recibir un seguro de salud emergencia que va a ayudar con la mitad de los gasto medicos. Sin embargo ellos ya van a tener muchos gastos medicos para la cirugia, la estancia en el hospital, y la terapia. Necesitan su ayuda para sobrevivir este tiempo muy dificil para toda la famailia, Hector, Arely y sus tres ninos Lisania, Karen y Angel, de 12, 10, y 8 anos. Hector y Arely son inmigrantes que vienen de Guatemala a esta pais para una mejor vida y a trabajar. Ellos huyeron de la violenca de las pandillas de Guatemala, ya que lo pegaron a Hector. Por favor que done lo que puede para estos gastos.

Hector es un buen padre y un buen esposo. El quiere mucho a ellos y los ninos sufren mucho por el. Hector trabajaba en construccion, pintura y landscaping para sacar a su familia adelante. Ademas de todo eso, Arely tiene miedo que van a deportarle y que ella va a estar separados de su esposo y sus hijos, ahorita que Hector necesita mas cuidados de ella. Por favor si pueden ayudar a esta familia.

https://www.gofundme.com/helphectorsfamily

El Festival de la Cosecha/The Harvest Festival

Trabajadores del campo, miembros del Centro de Trabajadores que quieran ir, por favor déjennos saber y tal vez podamos conseguir raite! Este evento sera en Sodus NY: El Festival de la Cosecha, un evento para celebrar todas las contribuciones de los trabajadores agrícolas a la comunidad. Vamos a tener una mesa del Centro con información acerca de la membresía y sus beneficios para trabajadores agrícolas.
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Farmworkers, members of the center of workers who want to go, please let us know and maybe we can get ride! This event will be in Sodus NY: The Harvest Festival, an event to celebrate all contributions from agricultural workers to the community. We’re going to have a center table with information about membership and its benefits for agricultural workers.

Come join us for a volunteer craft making day at the Workers’ Center!

We are in need of volunteers to help us make things like buttons, mirrors, keychains, banners, etc. and prepare materials for our table at the Wescott Street Fair this September 23rd. Anyone with sewing skills would be especially helpful.

We will be holding 2 volunteer days for this:
September 14th
September 21st
Both days will be starting at 5:00pm

Immigration Forum: Education for Action! 8/22

Join us for an evening of immigration education.
Learn about the issue’s history, how immigration’s national context affects our local communities; hear WNY (im)migrants’ experiences, and how you can work in solidarity with them by joining high-impact, locally-based efforts.

Registration form now available!
http://bit.ly/ImmEduForum

Or RSVP to rocrapidresponse@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Please let us know if you are planning on attending and any special requests for the evening.

Suggested donation of $5.00

Location:
150 South Clinton Avenue
(At the Corner of Court Street)
Rochester

Time: 6PM to 9PM

Presenters and Workshops will be announced as they are formalized.

Building is wheelchair accessible
Food & Child Care provided
Sign language interpretation available upon request
Interpretación en español disponible

Sponsoring Organizations:
Rochester Rapid Response Network
Alianza Agricola and Allies of the Alianza Agrícola
Rochester Greenlight Allies
(Green Light NY Driving Together : Luz Verde NY Manejando Juntos
The New York Immigration Coalition

In Loving Memory of Selena Hidalgo Calderon/En Memoria de Selena Hidalgo Calderon

In Loving Memory of Selena Hidalgo Calderon.
Oct. 15, 1999 – May 17, 2018
Saturday June 9, 2018
Please join us for a Memorial Service

People close to Estela are asked to arrive at 5:30pm. Selena will be brought in at 5:30pm, and Estela and family/friends will walk in behind Selena.

6:00 PM – Viewing, prayer, singing and organ music

7:00 PM – Mass

7:30 PM – Reception

Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E Fayette St
Syracuse, NY 13202

Donations: https://www.gofundme.com/support-estela-and-her-family
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En Memoria de Selena Hidalgo Calderon.
15 de Octubre 1999 – 17 de Mayo 2018
Sábado 9 de Junio 2018
Por favor unirse a nosotros para un servicio conmemorativo.

Relativos y amigos de Estela por favor llegar a las cinco y media. Selena será traída a las cinco y media y Estela, los relativos, y amigos caminarán detrás de Selena.

6:00PM – Ver, oraciones, cantar, y música de órgano

7:00PM – Misa

7:30PM – Recepción

La iglesia de Park Central Presbyterian
504 E Fayette St
Syracuse, NY 13202

Donaciones:https://www.gofundme.com/support-estela-and-her-family

Tamales Sale to Support Arely!!!!

Tamale Sale to Support Arely!

Background
Our friend Arely Tomas, member of the Workers’ Center of Central New York, mother, advocate for social justice, and friend, is selling homemade delicious tamales to raise legal funds to fight deportation so she can stay with her family. Since the beginning of the year, Arely has had to regularly attend “check ins” with Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE). These check-ins have been deeply harrowing for Arely and her family, especially her three young children. Arely is about $800 from her $7000 goal to pay necessary legal expenses so she can stay with her family. Please support this important fundraiser. By supporting Arely, you are sending a strong message that we truly support immigrant members of our community.

Details:
Place your order in the form below.

Pick Up Information:
When: Friday, Dec. 22nd between 3:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Workers’ Center of CNY – 2013 E. Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210.
If you are not able to pick up at this time send an email to Nikeeta at nslade@workerscentercny.org to schedule another pick up date and time.

Payment:
Arely will be accepting cash, check, and Venmo payments her user name is @syrtacos.

Enjoy your tamales and thanks for your solidarity and support!

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Preparing for Plowshares (Gallery)

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Thank you to all the members and friends of the Workers’ Center who helped us to make crafts and prepare for Plowshares Festival in Syracuse. Come to see us today and tomorrow and Nottingham High School! Gracias a todos los … Continue reading