Mon, 9 May 2011
Interview with Cecelia Hawkins and Angelita Garcia-Alonzo about the "Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network"
We talk to Cecelia Hawkins and Angelita Garcia-Alonzo about the newly formed organization "Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network". This organization is dedicated to promoting the well-being of immigrants in our community.
As the immigrant population in Brazos County grows, there is an increasing need to promote the human dignity and the well-being of immigrants in our community and to advocate for and facilitate better access to legal, educational, and social services. This organization strives to provide 3 main services not currently available in the Brazos Valley area: Information and referral services for immigrants, regardless of legal status; Speakers Bureau; and, at a later date, training opportunities for local people to become accredited Bureau of Immigration Appeals (BIA) representatives.
This is a inspiring conversation that reflects the positive impact that is possible in communities through grassroots social activism.
Direct download: OVOS_Brazos_Interfaith_Im.Network_5-8-11.mp3
Category:immigrant rights, immigration, grassroots, interfaith activism -- posted at: 8:58 PM