C. Perlera: AJC Atlanta Unity Seder, “A moment of freedom”

Chris Perlera

Speech given at the American Jewish Committee Atlanta Regional Office UNITY SEDER, The Temple, Atlanta, GA.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I was asked to share a moment of freedom and I thought back to my recent trip to Israel.

Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Israel as part of AJC’s project interchange for Latino Political Leaders. Israel reminded me of a mix of the United State’s and towns sprinkled through my parent’s country of El Salvador. There were many similarities in weather, architecture, and more. In my parent’s country they too lived in constant danger.

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Advancing Justice-Atlanta and immigrant rights organizations to host a rally to stop anti-immigrant legislation in Georgia

 

Advancing Justice-Atlanta and immigrant rights organizations to host a rally to stop anti-immigrant legislation in Georgia

For Immediate Release
Monday, February 26, 2018
Contact:  James Woo, Communications and Outreach Associate
jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

 

Atlanta, GA – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, along with Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies, GALEO, Latin American Association, and Feminist Women’s Health Center is holding a rally on February 26, 2018 at the Central Presbyterian Church (201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303) in front of Georgia State Capitol to remind legislators the harm and devastating impact anti-immigrant bills have on our immigrant communities.

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Georgia Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting

February 13, 2018

 

NEWS RELEASE

Media contact: Jeff Hinton, Southern Regional Office, (404) 562-7006

Georgia Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting

 

Atlanta, GA –The Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a public meeting to discuss the status of the Olmstead (Disability) Decision in Georgia. This meeting is intended to examine current challenges of the Olmstead ruling on the disabled communities in Georgia. The meeting free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, at the Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Southern Regional Office 10 days prior to the meeting.

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GALEO Extends the Deadline for the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, jerry@galeo.org, 678.691.1086.

 

(Atlanta, Georgia) – February 15, 2018 – The GALEO Leadership Council has announced the extended deadline for the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest.   The new deadline is Saturday, February 24th

The intention of the contest is to increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America while honoring civil rights legend Cesar Chavez.

Chavez’s leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers union. Chavez remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history. His birthday is recognized as a state holiday in California, Colorado and Texas, and GALEO supports the movement to create a national holiday in honor of Chavez.

High school students and adults residing in the state of Georgia are encouraged to participate and submit their essays for entree in one of three categories. Categories include:

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NALEO Educational Fund Dismayed by OMB Decision on Census 2020 Race and Ethnicity Questions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
January 25, 2018

CONTACT:
Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org
(202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

Daniel Ramirez, dramirez@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 4422, (805) 223-0225 (cell)
NALEO Educational Fund Dismayed by OMB Decision on Census 2020
Race and Ethnicity Questions

 

Despite recommendation from research experts for combined question approach, Census Bureau
will move forward with two-question format for 2018 end-to-end test and Census 2020 

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Immigrant Advocates Oppose “Adios Amazon” Bills

Immigrant Advocates Oppose “Adios Amazon” Bills

Anti-immigrant legislation could spell goodbye to Georgia’s dream of HQ2

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Contact:  James Woo, Communications and Outreach Associate
jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

 

Atlanta, GA – ACLU of Georgia, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, CAIR Georgia, Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA), and GALEO will host a press conference on Thursday, January 25, to discuss how legislation currently being considered in the Georgia legislature could have long-lasting repercussions for Georgia’s economy.

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