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8:00am [8:00am] Stand with farmworker leader and father Jose Coyote Perez
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Stand with farmworker leader and father José Coyote Perez! As of last Friday, March 24th, José Coyote Perez, a farmworker leader and father of 4, has been in detention for a month. This Thursday, José finally has a court date. We invite you to come and stand with him to show ICE what widespread community support he has to fight for his release. Help return José to his family and human rights work! What: We are with José/ Estamos con José When: Thursday, March 30th, 8:30 AM Where: Buffalo Federal Detention Center (in Batavia) 4250 Federal Drive Batavia NY 14020 Bring: Signs showing your support for José! You can also continue to support José by: Signing this petition: petition in support of Jose Calling the Chief Field Counsel of the Batavia Detention Center” at (716) 551-4741. Here is a proposed script: "My name is ______. I want to bring to the attention of the Chief Counsel the case of Jose Coyote Perez, A#099757267, who is in Batavia Detention Center. He is the father of four children and a community leader in Upstate and Central NY, member of the Workers' Center of CNY and other community organizations. His case was administratively closed in September, but he was detained on February 24, 2017. Please release him and close his case again so he can return to his children and continue to be an advocate for human rights." Si se puede! Directions to detention center in Batavia: Take I-90 New York State Thruway to Exit 48 NY-98 N/Oak St/Oak Orchard Rd in Batavia. Turn right onto NY-98 N/Oak St/Oak Orchard Rd in Batavia. Turn left onto Federal Drive. Park along the road.

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7:00pm [7:00pm] Addiction, Recovery, and the Failed War on Drugs
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Addiction, Recovery, and the Failed War on Drugs: A community dialogue with Jose Benitez Thursday, March 30th at 7 p.m. US policies have been ineffective in preventing the current opioid crisis. People of color are disproportionately arrested and convicted for drug related crimes. What are the most effective tools to combat these destructive health disparities? Benitez – A SUNY Brockport graduate – is the Executive Director of Prevention Point, Philadelphia, an agency founded in 1991 by ACT UP activists in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Under the leadership of Benitez, the agency has earned a national reputation for its innovative harm reduction programs and advocacy of effective, humane substance abuse policies. A panel of community members will join Benitez in an eye-opening discussion of this timely topic. The College at Brockport MetroCenter – 55 St. Paul Street - Rochester Free Admission and discounted parking For more information contact: amori2@brockport.edu or call 585-512-8822 Organized by the Rochester Social Welfare Action Alliance Sponsored by: The House of Mercy; Person Centered Housing Options; and The College at Brockport’s: Promoting Diversity in Education Grant Fund; Department of Social Work; Student Social Work Organization; and Office of the Dean of Education and Human Services

[7:00pm] Free showing - The Muslims I Know
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RIT’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts & Muslim Student Association present The Muslims I Know March 30 from 7-9 pm Allen Chapel, RIT Interfaith Center Followed by Q&A with Director/Producer Mara Ahmed The Muslims I Know is a 2008 documentary film directed by Pakistani-American producer/director Mara Ahmed. The film tries to answer the clichéd question “Where are the moderate Muslims?” by focusing on a small American Muslim community in Rochester NY. The film explores culture (including norms and values derived from religion). Islamic scholars are interviewed to answer basic questions about Islamic theology and history, but most issues are commented on by regular Pakistani Americans who want to participate in America’s mainstream socio-political discourse. Free and open to the public. For more info, email P.Swartzfager@rit.edu

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