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Our Freedoms are Tied Together: Incarceration & Immigration in California

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Each year, thousands of noncitizens are released from state prisons and jails, often immediately detained by ICE where they face deportation, a process that the Governor and County Sheriffs have the direct power to halt. This is one of the countless connections between local and state incarceration and the criminalization, detention, and deportation of immigrants. In order to better understand these connections and how they further mass criminalization, we must adopt a power analysis and intersectional framework that exposes the deep and insidious ways these systems reinforce and build off one another.

In this webinar, our speakers will provide an overview of the organizing happening at the intersections of criminal justice, immigrant rights, and prison abolition in California. We will hear directly from people who have survived both state prison and ICE detention, as well as grassroots organizers who are leading individual freedom campaigns, and local fights against the repurposing of empty jail beds to expand immigration detention and local jail fights that involve intersections between mass incarceration and immigrant detention. This webinar is designed to support philanthropists to deepen their analysis of racial justice, power, and intersectionality as a way to support this critical community defense work that demonstrates just how intimately our freedoms are tied together.



Peejay Ai, Asian Prisoner Support Committee

Liyah Assefa, Survived & Punished

Diana Campos, Sacramento ACT

Angie Junck, Heising-Simons Foundation

Sandy Valenciano, Immigrant Legal Resource Center


Presented in partnership with:

No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members

SCG members: Register online here
NCG & SDG members: here
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Immigrant Families and Communities: Recommendations for Philanthropic Action

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am

Join GCIR to learn from leaders in the immigrant rights movement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic about how philanthropy must significantly increase grantmaking dollars, shift grantmaking practices, embrace risk, and assert leadership to mee

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'All Immigration is Local': Philanthropy’s Role in State and Local Advocacy

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
10:00am - 11:15am

Grantmakers Concern with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) invites you to join and learn about coordinated policy efforts across the states, a unique model for building farmworker power in Florida, and how advocates in Tennessee defeated anti-immigra

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LGBTQ Professionals Network Reception with Immigration Equality ED, Aaron Morris

Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Village Idiot

You are invited to join the LGBTQ Professionals Network for a fun and informative gathering with remarks from Aaron C.

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