Una red para la Comunidad Latina en Charlottesville, Virginia

Community Announcements

Lunch Break Teach-in: A Refugee's Journey

You're invited to join the IRC in Charlottesville for a brown-bag teach-in at the Central Library. Christine Mahoney, Professor at the University of Virginia's Batten School and author of Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced will discuss the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and the Trump Administration's refugee ban. Topics will include where these refugees come from, what displacement looks like, the many components involved in resettlement, and finally, hopes for the process of starting over in America.  

ESL and GED classes

ESL and GED classes will begin soon!

When: Monday, September. 18th

Where: Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Register now at TJACE in the IX Building. For more information, visit www.adultslearn.org

Child Advocate for an Unaccompanied Immigrant Child Needed!

Bring hope to their journey of a thousand miles and become a child advocate for an unaccompanied immigrant child.

To become a Child Advocate, you must: be at least 21 years old; speak fluent Spanish or French; submit to a background check and health screening; participate in both days of training, and be approved by the Young Center.

How We Serve: The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights trains volunteers to serve as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in immigration deportation proceedings.

Free DACA Renewal Clinics

The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and Sin Barreras, are offering free DACA renewal clinics in Charlottesville, Virginia.
 

WHO THE CLINICS ARE FOR
If you are a current DACA recipient whose status and work authorization expire no later than March 5, 2018, you have until October 5, 2017 to apply for renewal. If your DACA and work authorization expires after March 5, 2018 or if you miss the October 5, 2017 filing deadline, the government will not renew your DACA status.

C-Ville Sabroso Festival

WTJU and the IX Art Park proudly welcome the Cville Sabroso Latin Music & Culture Festival for the third of nine free concerts!
Bring the whole family to this celebration of our Latin American communities. A whole day of colorful events from the traditional to the contemporary. Authentic food, music and dance from many different Latin American countries, kids activities and more.
Kids tent Activities: Arts and craft projects, face painting, and other fun activities.


When: September 16, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Statement from Creciendo Juntos

The past month has been terrifying—the rally in August and today's DACA announcement are symptomatic of a broad and hostile climate for immigrants. As we continue to process this hostility, I want to reaffirm the values Creciendo Juntos stands for and the role CJ will continue to play in our community.

LVCA Citizenship Class Fall 2017

Are you a Green Card holder planning to apply for U.S. citizenship sometime in the next 2 years? This class will help you prepare for the civics questions, the reading, writing, and speaking parts of the exam, and the interview with the USCIS officer.

When: Every Wednesdays September 20 - December 6

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Jefferson School City Center

             233 4th Street, NW,

            Charlottesville, VA

Regional College Fair & College Planning Night

Albemarle High School will host the Regional College Fair sponsored by the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO) and College Planning Night. Students of all ages and their parents are invited to attend this free event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and greet more than 80 college admissions representatives, plus attend two of ten available college planning sessions.

Latino Voices: In Solidarity With The Latino Community

A welcoming week event. Please join us for Latino Voices. Faith-based outreach to the Latino community. Hosted by Creciendo Juntos, Sin Barreras, and Charlottesville-Area Immigrant Resource and Advocacy Coalition

When: September 20, 2017 

Time: 7p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: City Space 

Arriba! Spanish

A new Spanish Center in Charlottesville has just recently opened its doors. It is called "Arriba! Spanish". The center offers Spanish classes both to private parties and to groups, at all levels. To find out more you can visit their website: www.arriba-spanish.com

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