NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | 1/23-2/16: MIRAc calendar of upcoming immigrant rights activities


Wednesday, January 23 – 5:30-7:30pm

DREAMERS Defining Civic Engagement
At East Phillips Community Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Come join Tamales y Bicicletas on this special night when we put our heads together and come up with legislative recommendations about the future of immigration reform in Minnesota! We need your help and opinions to get things going.

Thursday, January 24 – 11:00am

SEIU Local 26 Rally and March on the 1%
At Hennepin County Government Ctr., 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis
Contracts covering more than 6,000 janitors and security officers expired on December 31st. The companies need to get serious about addressing the issues their workers have raised, like wages that can support a family and quality healthcare. We will not continue quietly waiting while the 1% get richer and our families and our communities fall further behind. Sponsored by SEIU Local 26.

Friday, January 25 – 6:00pm

Drivers licenses for all meeting
at Waite House Community Center, 2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis
Info: 612-246-1149

Saturday, February 2 — 10am-11:30am

Forum: The Fate of Central and South American Migrants in Mexico
At Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Ave. S. Mpls
Facebook event:
Come to an informative presentation with Irineo Mujica, a longtime activist who works to defend the human rights of Central and South American migrants on their journey to the United States. Irineo and others are working on a shelter project for migrants travelling through Mexico, who are frequently victims of kidnappings, robberies, assaults, rape and abuse by Mexican authorities and criminals. He will be sharing powerful photos, videos and stories. Light refreshments will be served! Donations for the shelter project in Mexico are welcomed. CO-SPONSORS: Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, MIRAc, El Milagro/The Miracle Lutheran Church & Calvary Lutheran Church. INFO: or

Sunday, February 10

5:30pm – MIRAc monthly free community dinner
6:30pm – MIRAc campaign meetings: No More Deportations, Deportation Defense Project & Legalization for All
4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis
Facebook event:
Join us on Sunday, February 10 for a free community dinner from 5:30-6:30pm. Come enjoy some great food and community. Then, if you want to stay, at 6:30pm we’ll have our campaign meetings for our No More Deportations, Deportation Defense Project, and Legalization for All campaigns. If you’re looking for a first step to get involved in the immigrant rights movement, this is the perfect opportunity! Organized by MIRAc.

Saturday, February 16 – 9-10am

Bannering/Protest to Tell Sheriff Stanek: No More Deportations in Hennepin County jail!
Outside of Hennepin County Jail (during jail visiting hours)
Corner of 4th Ave & 5th Street, downtown Minneapolis
Facebook event:
Join us to send a message to Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek:

  • Stop Using Hennepin County jail as a deportation machine!
    • Stop cooperating with “Secure Communities” deportation program
    • Stop honoring ICE detainer requests!

This is an action of MIRAc’s No More Deportations campaign.

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