DUE to RAIN: MOVED to
EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER OFFICE
September 28, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
OPEN HOUSE @ Equal Justice Center Office
510 South Congress Ave, Ste 206
Austin, TX 78704
(Rain probability is forcing us to move from Peter Pan Mini-Golf)
We hope you and your family and friends can join us Sept 28 for: * BBQ from Austin's iconic Micklethwait Barbecue * Beer from Austin's worker-owned co-op brewery 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative * Locovore vegetarian curry from Cazamance West African fusion restaurant * All the justice you can support
Parking wranglers at the EJC office building will guide you. Parking wranglers at Peter Pan Mini-Golf entrance will guide you to the EJC office.
EJC Mobilizes to Defend Immigrant Justice
Since November 2016, the Equal Justice Center has dramatically intensified its long-standing work defending justice for immigrants and protecting the integrity of our communities from the new threats they now face from both the federal and state governments. In addition our immigrant justice mission operates hand-in-glove with our workplace justice mission, combatting wage theft and exploitation of low-wage working people, a very large proportion of whom are immigrants.
Working alongside our vital community partners, the EJC has taken a leading role organizing, leading, and staffing an ongoing series of legal education and assistance clinics for immigrant families. Our first immigrant fairness clinic was launched in Austin only ten days after the 2016 election. Since then we have led and helped staff more than twenty such clinics in a range of large and small cities across Texas. EJC also assists a steady stream of immigrant working families through individual legal assistance in our offices and in the community.
Included in the immigrant rights legal support provided through our various clinics and our individual legal representation are know-your-rights education about how to protect against unjust immigration enforcement; legal assessment for various kinds of potential immigration relief; legal help with citizenship applications and DACA applications for those who are eligible; and “family preparedness” planning for the custody and care of children, homes, and property in the dread event of detention and deportation.
The EJC plans to continue doing all we can up to the limits of our resources to help immigrant families and workers protect themselves, safely contribute to our communities, and defend the fair treatment they deserve.