Refugee Awareness Month 2021 – Please join a California Refugee event this month:
Sunday June 20 at noon Pacific time- Amnesty International LA’s virtual film screening and live Q&A of Widad Shafakoj’s documentary film, THE LAST PASSENGER. Guest panelists include director and filmmaker, Widad Shafakoj, and special guests from World Relief Southern California and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Register here
Monday June 21 at 6:30 PM – Amnesty Sacramento, Amnesty East Bay and Amnesty San Fernando Valley join with International Rescue Committee (IRC) California. Special guest Jessica Goudeau, author of After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America will lead a discussion about America’s changing attitudes towards refugees, the effect on the lives of those displaced around the world. What can we do to provide a more welcoming community for those fleeing conflict or persecution so refugees can thrive in their new life? Register here
We are concerned about the health and safety of detainees who are at risk in ICE immigration facilities. There is no justification for continuing to detain the vast majority of people held in ICE custody. People simply navigating their immigration cases should be able to do so in the community, not behind bars. Let’s commit to human rights and human dignity.
We work to abolish the Death Penalty in our state and in our nation.