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Torneo de Fútbol/Soccer Tournament! 7/22

Sunday, July 22nd 8am-4pm – WCCNY’s 4th Annual Soccer Tournament Fundraiser
Where: Christian Brothers’ Academy – 6245 Randall Road Syracuse, NY 13214

We are very excited to be having our annual family friendly soccer tournament fundraiser.

We are still very much in need of more volunteers to help with set up, serving and selling food, childcare, staffing the welcome/info table (especially our bilingual friends!), clean up, etc.

We are asking volunteers to take one of the following shifts: 6am-9am, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm. If these times don’t exactly fit your schedule, we can make modifications.

We are also asking for donations to help us purchase gifts that will be raffling throughout tournament and to purchase ingredients to help us cook the delicious homemade food we will be selling on Sunday.

If you would like to make a donation, you can come by our office. We certainly appreciate your donations whether that be your time or your financial contriubtions! Please email Kayla at kkelechian@workerscentercny.org or give her a call at 315-385-9874 to volunteer or to donate.Again, we truly appreciate your support!

Update on Detained WCCNY Member, Hector & How You Can Support!

Today, a longtime Syracuse community member, husband, father,  worker, and Workers’ Center of CNY, member Hector Navarro was detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) outside of his home after taking his wife Arely, to work. He was taken to and detained at the immigration office at 401 S. Salina Street (which is right behind Katko’s downtown office) this morning. The Syracuse Rapid Response Team and the Workers’ Center of CNY held a protest outside demanding Hector be freed and to speak out against this grave injustice. It is completely and utterly unconscionable that this barbaric and unjust immigration system will be keeping Hector away from his wife, Arely, and their three kids on Christmas. This is a double blow as their family has already been rocked by Arely’s fight against deportation as well. Below are a few immediate concrete steps you can take to be in solidarity with Hector and Arely at this time:

  • Donate to their YouCaring Fundraiser Page

Arely is still accepting donations through her YouCaring fundraising page for her legal fees and now for basic necessities for her family as her husband, Hector was the primary wage earner for their family. Please donate

  • Tell Katko Hector’s Story and Why We Need a CLEAN Dream Act

Hector was detained at the immigration office at 401 S. Salina Street (which is right behind Katko’s downtown Syracuse office) this morning.This horrific incident, tearing away fathers from their families just a few days before Christmas demonstrates why we are calling on Katko to push for a CLEAN Dream Act. More immigration agents and more border enforcement mean that more parents, like Hector will be ruthlessly torn away from their families and communities. When you call Katko, please tell him about Hector’s story and tell him we need a clean DREAM Act now!  Call details are here!

***Katko Action Rescheduled to Jan. 3rd***
Also please join us on January 3rd canvass John Katko’s neighborhood and tell him we need a clean DREAM Act.

  • Donate Money & Gift Cards for Hector and Arely’s Kids

Lastly, we will be taking donations for Christmas gifts for Hector and Arely’s 3 amazing kids. They have a young son who’s six years old and two daughters who are nine and eleven years old. This is certainly going to be a difficult Christmas for the kids, so we want to gather donations as a small show of solidarity with them for the holidays. Please drop off your donation at the Workers’ Center sometime this evening or tomorrow. If you’d like to donate email Nikeeta at nslade@workerscentercny.org.

We will continue fighting this cruel and inhumane immigration system. No more deportations.

Solidarity,

WCCNY

UPDATE 1/02/18

We have been in contact with lawyers to find out when Hector will have his court date (no word yet), we are currently working with United We Dream to create and circulate a petition to get Hector out of detention, and continuing to support Arely and the kids. We will have more details about all of this and more at the meeting so please let write me back and let me know if you can make this urgent and important meeting.
We are also encouraging people to write and send letters to Hector. Support is so important in times like these to remind Hector that he is not alone and there are lots of people in the community that are in solidarity with him. Please send letters to:
Hector Navarro Miranda
A205-021-464
Also Alrey and the kids are urgent need of some winter boots. Sizes are below.
Boots:
Lisania – size 6
Karen – size 6
Jesus – size 3
Arely – size 7
Please let us know if you are able to help help with the boots.
Some of you have asked about the letters of support.
UPDATE 1/10/18
We know many of you have have had few interactions with Hector, but you can talk on your letter about Arely and your support for her family which includes Hector. Hector has been a source of strength and support for Arely on her own immigration case. Both of them have complied with everything ICE has asked of them. Hector case was administratively closed on January 2017, so his detention was totally unexpected and devastating for their three US children who live in Syracuse and their two children who are in Guatemala. Hector has volunteer his time at the Workers Center in events like our yearly soccer tournament and workers rights trainings. He likes to play with his children and spend time with his family as much as possible.
Attached are two letters that Hector and Arely’s children wrote recently about how they feel after he was detained. You can see on the drawing how this is affecting the children. If you can write on your letter something about this, on how this separation is affecting their children that will help a lot. You can also say your are willing to continue to help once he is released, with rides, food, etc. We want to show the judge that Hector and his family have support and are part of the community.
 FYI, Hector does not have any criminal record and the only thing he is accused of is of working without documents to support his family.
He has lived in Syracuse since 2008.
here are the guidelines for the letter:
1. Introduce yourself to the judge and explain the relationship to Hector
2. Explain Hector’s good qualities and stress his dedication to his family and community, the fact that he is trustworthy, etc.
3. If you are willing, write if you could help with room and board in case it was necessary after Hector is out on bond.
 
The WCCNY is collecting the letters, please sign it and also make a copy of any ID you feel comfortable sharing with the judge.
Sign your letter and bring it tomorrow, along with a copy (or we can make the copy at the center) of your ID.  We need as many letters as possible.
Please also continue writing letters of solidarity and support to Hector personally. He got a letter recently from Ann and Ed and he really appreciated!
This is his mailing address in Batavia:
Hector Navarro Miranda
A205-021-464
Update 2/20/18
HECTOR IS FREE!
Thanks to his lawyer and the community support and organizing, HECTOR IS FREE and back with his family in Syracuse. We had a strong presence in front of the Federal Detention Center and at his bond hearing. Please continue to support the family’s you caring fundraising campaign here

Donate Money & Gift Cards for Hector and Arely’s Kids!!!

We will be taking donations for Christmas gifts for Hector and Arely’s 3 amazing kids. They have a young son who’s six years old and two daughters who are nine and eleven years old. This is certainly going to be a difficult Christmas for the kids, so we want to gather donations as a small show of solidarity with them for the holidays. Please drop off your donation at the Workers’ Center sometime this evening or tomorrow. If you’d like to donate email Nikeeta at nslade@workerscentercny.org.

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!

Only $265 Away From Rebecca’s #GivingTuesday Goal!!!!!

Hi friends, thanks for all the donations for this fundraising campaign! Your donation will be put to good use: We do outreach to visit farmworkers all over Upstate and Central NY, provide trainings and workshops so workers can organize and fight back unjust working conditions and are at the forefront of the struggle for dignity, respect and sanctuary for immigrants and refugees. More than anytime organizations like the Workers’ Center of CNY need to exist and thrive and you are doing your part with your donations and volunteer work. Muchas gracias!
Recently we were able to hire two more staff: one full time and one part time and that was only posible thanks to your support.
Please help me to get to $1000, we are now at $700. The funds we raise will allow us to have money to pay for transportation, expenses related to trainings and advocacy and much more. Mil gracias!

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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

Workers’ Center at Plowshares this Weekend!! 11am-5pm

Come visit the Workers’ Center of CNY today at Plowshares at Nottingham High School. We are selling handmade revolutionary women banners, buttons, bracelets, t shirts and more! We’re here until 5pm today!

Support the WCCNY this #GivingTuesday

Rebecca’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I’m raising money for Workers Center of Central New York Inc and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I’ve included information about Workers Center of Central New York Inc below.

To Promote Economic Justice By Seeking To Advance The Working Conditions Of Low-Wage Workers Employed Within Onondaga And The Counties Of Central New York By Education, Outreach, Organizing, And Coalition Building; And To Assist In Remedying Substandard Working Conditions.

Plowshares Craftsfair 12/2-12/3

Please join the Syracuse Peace Council at Plowshares Craftsfair on December 2-3 at Nottingham High School (3100 E. Genesee St., Syracuse – map). Central New York’s premier multicultural craftsfair, Plowshares celebrates a world where people enjoy their work and have control over it. With 130 area craftspeople and community groups, it is a  marketplace of  ideas and beautifully diverse, hand made items.

More than a craftsfair, it is a peace festival, with music, food and a spirit of fellowship, creating a weekend of grassroots commerce and community. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect at year’s end with old and new friends and share in the life of a village marketplace that has no corporate headquarters.

It takes a community to create a community craftsfair.

•    Share Plowshares’ facebook page
•    Download the beautiful flyers (8.5×11 flyer, four to a page handouts).
•    Check out the Silent Auction and raffle items
•    Delight in the food menu
•    Enjoy a full slate of entertainment, including music and dance, throughout the day
•   Check out the list of craftspeople and community groups (and where they’re located)
•    If you’ve never been, watch a 2-minute walk through a small piece of Plowshares (2014)
•    For more information, contact Carol 315.472.5478, carol@peacecouncil.net. Look here for up-to-the-minute info about Plowshares.

Continue to Support Arely!

Arely continues to fight deportation and to stay with her family. She is just $855 away from her fundraising goal of $7,000 which goes towards paying her legal fees. Please continue to donate and share her important campaign. She appreciates all of your support and solidarity. Arely is so close to her goal! Let’s help her reach it!