VIRTUAL: Rights and Benefits for Immigrants: An Introductory Series
The Reading Public Library is excited to partner with the MIRA Coaltion to offer a 3-part series to present relevant, up-to-date, and accurate information on immigration topics, open to all individuals who would like to increase their knowledge of immigration-related topics and learn about helpful resources for practice with immigrant populations. You may register for all three sessions, or choose individual sessions. Zoom information will be shared with registration.
The second session, Rights and Benefits for Immigrants, will cover the basic rights of all individuals — regardless of immigration status. Attendees will receive a broad overview of immigrant eligibility for health and safety net programs. This training also discusses best practices for interactions with law enforcement and preparation for worst-case scenarios.
Other sessions in this series cover the following topics:
ABCs of Immigration, April 10 @7pm: https://libcal.readingpl.org/event/10315681
Immigration Policy Updates and the Work Ahead, May 8 @7pm: https://libcal.readingpl.org/event/10315849
MIRA was founded in 1987 in response to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which allowed 3–5 million undocumented immigrants to become permanent residents. The goal was to not only advocate for the rights and integration of those immigrants, but also build a diverse, member-driven coalition to advance the interests of all foreign-born people.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Reading Public Library.
- Monday, April 24, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Adults High Schoolers (Gr 9-12) Middle Schoolers (Gr 6-8)
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