Monday, December 10, 2007

Journey for Human Rights & Dignity

From December 10 (International Human Rights Day) to December 18 (International Migrants' Day), AFSC's Human Migration and Mobility programs around the country are holding a "Journey for Human Rights and Dignity," a series of educational and cultural events that will allow participants to remember and join in solidarity with the world's estimated 200 million migrants, as well as the 32.9 million refugees, internally displaced people and asylum seekers.

The following activities are scheduled:

Decemeber 10-18 JOURNEY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS & DIGNITY (Migration & Mobility Network/Project Voice)

Dec. 10 - International Human Rights Day (Regional Activities Begin)Dec. 10 PMRO (Visalia, CA) Screening of "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" - Human Rights Commemoration at Visalia Friends Meeting Center (17208 Ave. 296 Visalia, CA - Contact

Dec. 10 - NYMRO (Newark, NJ) Press Conference: Community Voices on Drivers' License Campaign (Contact: Chia-Chia Wang:

Dec. 14 NERO - (Boston, MA) - Dialogue & Workshop: Labor Exploitation, Trafficking, Immigration & Globalization at Simmons College (Contact:

Dec. 16 - GLRO (Dayton, OH) - Candlelight Prayer Vigil for African Refugees (College Hill Presbyterian Church - Contact:

Dec. 15 - PSWRO (San Diego, CA) - 14th Annual Posada Sin Fronteras: "Families without Borders" at Border Field State Park (Contact:

Dec. 16 - PNWRO (Portland, OR) - Video Documentary Festival addressing the struggle of immigrant communities, and root causes of immigration issues. The event will raise funds to benefit workers of the Del Monte raid. Appetizers & cultural performance. (Sponsors: AFSC, SEIU, Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition and Del Monte workers. Contact:

Dec. 18 - International Migrants Day - NERO Participates in Massachusetts Commemoration (public event at "Encuentros" - 7:00 pm. Contact: