POSTPONED TO TUESDAY, FEB. 7th: The Future of Bellingham Immigrant Families

Where: Northwood Hall  3240 Northwest Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

When: Tuesday, Feb. 7th  @ 7pm - 8:30 pm

What: The community is invited to two comprehensive presentations on the current state of the U.S. immigration system and its impact on our local economy and community’s well being. This event, co-sponsored by the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Latino Advocacy and Familias Unidas por la Justicia, will be moderated by C2C's Rosalinda Guillen and Michell Vendoila.

Speakers/Program

Law Professor Angelica Chazaro will give an overview of the Trump Administration’s newest Executive Orders and their impact on the current immigration laws and system. She will outline what it means for local immigrant workers, their families, and our community.

Tomas Madrigal Ph.D., Specialist in Mexican Labor in U.S. Agriculture will present a statistical overview of immigrant workers impacts on the WA State Economy.

Latino Advocacy CEO and Community Immigrant Rights Leader, Maru Mora Villalpando, will present on recent efforts by advocates from national, statewide and local levels. She will outline actions being taken by immigrant leaders and what you, as community allies, can do to support creating a safe and sustainable Bellingham, Whatcom County and Washington State.

Additionally, Junga Subedar of the Whatcom Civil Rights Project will give an overview of two important pieces of legislation recently introduced, the Keep Washington Working Act (SB-5689) and the Keep Bellingham Families Working Ordinance. There will be time for questions and discussion.

Read Keep Washington Working Act (SB-5689)

Read Keep Bellingham Families Working Ordinance

 We hope to see you there! If you have questions please call 360-738-0893