PeaceWorks Rochester
Friday, September 8, 2017
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12:00pm [12:00pm] Rally to Save DACA
Join us in Rochester for a Press Conference and Rally to Save DACA! Friday, September 8, 2017, 12 Noon Federal Building, 100 State Street, Rochester, NY For information: Carly Fox, ​ ​ (585) 500-9409 , John Ghertner, (585) 733-3171 , Please share this event on Facebook As many of you know, on September 5th President Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields some 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United State as children from deportation. These Dreamers are hard working young people that have graduated from high school, passed a rigorous vetting process and have never committed a crime. Many are attending college, holding important jobs, serving in the military and in every way they are contributing American citizens. They should not be deported! This inhumane act will permanently hurt the dreamers, who walked out of the shadows and trusted our government. Instead, this decision will destroy their families and futures and cost the US billions. Dreamers need a permanent legislative solution with no strings attached that will provide them with the American Dream. Now more than ever we need your support! · Make your voice heard in support of the Dreamers in our community and their families! · Join us for a meeting following the rally to plan ongoing concerted action to save DACA, 121 North Fitzhugh St., 1:00 PM, 2nd floor. Co-sponsors(List in formation): Action Together Rochester; Alianza Agricola; Association of Latin American Students, University of Rochester (ALAS); Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee (BEOC); Geneseo Student Coalition for Migrant Workers; Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice; International Socialist Organization (ISO); JOY Youth Group; Kids for College; Metro Justice; New York Civil Liberties Union; Genesee Valley New York Civil Liberties Union; Oak Orchard Community Health Center; Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA); Rochester Workers’ Center; Rural and Migrant Ministries; URDreamers; Wayne Action for Racial Equality; WNY Coalition of Farmworker Serving Agencies; Worker Justice Center of NY. “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” César Chávez Address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Nov. 9, 1984

5:00pm [5:00pm] Western New York Mini Peace Camp also Sat. 9 Sept
Western New York Mini Peace Camp Where: Greece Baptist Church – 1230 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626 When: Friday 9/8 (Registration 5-6:00PM) until Saturday 9/9 (approx. 4:00PM) What: Inspirational music, plus featured speakers: Dr. Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (Fri 7:00) LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Executive Director of Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (Sat 3:00) Workshops: Racial Justice—led by LeDayne McLeese Polaski Serving at-risk populations—led by Joy Bergfalk Serving the aging—led by Nicole Iaquinto and Wendy DeMott Fambro Serving in a politically divided time—led by Alan Newton and Steve Gretz Children and Youth: We hope that most of the children/youth and some of the adults will be able to camp with us in the church courtyard. Bring your tent, sleeping bag, mat, pillow, and toothbrush. We will enjoy campfire songs and games in the evening, and cook a campstove breakfast in the morning. 1. Using technology as a tool for social justice. Bring your I-phones/I-pads, etc. if you have one. We will be researching information on them. 2. Where was it made? We will look up where our clothing, electronics, and other items we use every day are made. We will research questions like, what are the working conditions in the manufacturing countries? What are the environmental impacts? 3. Utopia. Look at the world you are growing up in. Now imagine what a perfect world would look like. Then plan what you think is actually possible for your own lifetime. How will your life and values look different than the lives of adults you know? 4. Survive. Work together to buy and sell pigs to keep your family and community alive. 5. World population and distribution. Use an interactive world map to learn which countries use the most resources and which areas have the most people. 6. Social justice finances. Learn to use Charity Navigator to help your parents know how the organizations they donate to spend their money. 7. Diversity. What is diversity? What diversity do you encounter at school and other places you go? We will use role play to explore what it means to be different. 8. What's on my plate? Do you know where your food comes from? Are the people who provide your food paid fairly for their work? Is our diet environmentally sustainable? 9. Community Garden Project. Dress to get dirty or bring some old clothes. We will spend some time gardening in Greece Baptist's own community garden! Food: Our meals on Friday and Saturday will be catered by Coffee Connection. Both meals will be gluten free, and vegetarian friendly. (cost is covered by registration fee) Cost: $32 for adults, $12 for kids (through High School) Camping: We will offer space to camp on church grounds. Campers will have access to church restrooms (note: we do not have showers) There are hotels nearby—and we can accommodate a few people with local families—let us know if you need a place to stay! Contact: To register or for more information, contact Brandon Arva at 225-6160 or