Dolores Huerta Visit

Dolores HuertaOn Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 we had the pleasure of hearing Dolores Huerta speak at the University of Notre Dame. We were able to take a group of students from our Adelante program and we all left truly inspired. Her words were powerful and her long term commitment impressive.

It is not every day that a civil rights legend comes to town. We were joined by over 300 people that came to hear her speak. Dolores is 87 years old now and still working just as hard to create change. If you have not seen the movie about her life, or read about her work with Cesar Chavez and others please do so right away. Here is a place to start: wiki

Dolores Huerta2We were honored that the Institute for Latino Studies gave us a special invitation to attend the program and to get a group photo with her. Thank you to Dr. Fraga, Laly, and everyone at ILS that helped make the program possible!

Dolores and buttonAfter her visit, she spoke at the United States Hispanic Leadership (USHLI) Conference and wore one of our “No Human Being is Illegal” buttons. What an honor to have her supporting our campaign! Want a button or to support our campaign? Donate to our campaign and we will get you some Dolores Huerta approved swag: https://www.youcaring.com/lacasadeamistad-753634

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Art Education

NAEA LogoThis past weekend, our very own Dalila Huerta is in DC serving on the National Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from the National Arts Education Association (NAEA). Dalila was asked to serve on this national task force and we are very proud to have a member of our team advocating for our community at the national level.

We have worked to develop top talent here at La Casa de Amistad and are honored to have one of our team members among top national educators. This is an important topic as art and education are important to our work.

Link to site: NAEA Webite
Keep up the good work Dalila!

If you have not been on a tour of our building to see all our youth art please swing by sometime!

 

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Update: DACA Renewals

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Washington Post Article

ATTENTION DACA HOLDERS!

USCIS is now once again accepting DACA renewals! If your DACA is expired or if it will expire soon, we can help. Now is the time to act. It’s unclear how long DACA applications will be accepted so don’t miss this opportunity!

You can reach our immigration legal staff with questions about renewing your DACA and for renewal assistance at 574-233-2120.

English USCIS Info: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction

Spanish USCIS Link: https://www.uscis.gov/es/daca2018mandatoprelim

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Welcome to 2018

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Today (1/8/18) we opened after a much needed two-week break. Over break we posted our #2017BestNine, our most liked Instagram Pictures, and it really reminded us how blessed we are to serve the South Bend Region. In 2017 we started … Continue reading

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