Saturday, January 21, 2006

NNIRR at the WSF in Caracas

by Colin Rajah

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) and a number of its members (CAAAV - Organizing Asian Communities, Committee for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angels - CHIRLA, Domestic Workers United - DWU, Farmworkers Association of Florida, Filipinos for Affirmative Action - FAA, Mujeres Unidas y Activas - MUA etc.) will be among the 120+ person grassroots US delegation of Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) at the polycentric World Social Forum (WSF) in Caracas, Venezuela from January 24th through the 30th.

Among various activities, NNIRR will be organizing a workshop on "Globalization & Migrant Rights: Migrant Testimonies Challenging Neoliberal Economic Policies". The workshop details are as follows:

Date: Friday, Jan 27th
Time: 8:30-11:30am
Place: Sala 01 (Teatro), CELARG Altamira, Ave. Luis Roche

We invite all NNIRR allies and partners who will be Caracas for the WSF, to join us in our many activities, especially this critical workshop which seeks to expose the impact globalization has had on migration and migrant rights, and find ways to build a migrant rights movement around it.

Colin Rajah (NNIRR's International Program Coordinator) and Susan Alva (NNIRR's board member) will be coordinating NNIRR's caucus and presence at the WSF. They can be reached at:

Hotel Conde, Esquina el Conde, Caracas

Please watch this space for updates directly from Caracas in the next few days...

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