Centro del Pueblo
 
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What to do?

1. We need more members of congress to show up and speak up! Will you please send a letter to your member of Congress demanding they visit a detention camp, bear witness and speak up about the pain immigrants and refugees are suffering?

2. Bring light to the darkness

We need you to be in permanent Vigil, we can't let this happen, not us, Latinx sisters and brothers, we won't leave alone our families in the border. These infamous crimes won't be erased with any memorial. We call you to support Latinx leadership in your community, to recognize your privilege and stand for justice.

 

Fortaleciendo los Derechos y la Dignidad de las personas inmigrantes en Humboldt

Somos una organización comunitaria que une a diversos miembros de la población inmigrante en Humboldt, con fuertes raíces históricas, sociales y culturales.

Reconocemos el valor de nuestras Raíces Indígenas y ofrecemos un espacio para el empoderamiento de nuestra comunidad, con prácticas de auto determinación política y cultural. 

Centro del Pueblo es un Programa Afiliado a

Seventh Generation Fund For Indigenous People, Inc.

“Unidos para el empoderamiento de las Comunidades Indígenas Inmigrantes”  


 
 

 

In 2018 Centro del Pueblo lead the efforts for The Humboldt County Sanctuary Ordinance

A sanctuary law for Humboldt County to enhance local control of our public safety dollars; expand community safety; and help keep families together.

 
 

 
 

Supporters

Centro del Pueblo (CDP) is a grassroots group. 

Since 2016 the group has been working to implement a Sanctuary measure in our county.  Our first success was winning a sanctuary measure for the city of Arcata. And now in 2018, the Measure K will be voted on the November ballot to protect the entire county. 

 To read more about Centro: www.cdphumboldt.wixsite.com


Why is important the Sanctuary Ordinance?

Most families include a mix of US citizen, legal resident, and undocumented members, and everyone is affected by overzealous enforcement. Humboldt families face horrible realities:

  • Parents fear taking their children to school or to the doctor for fear of being reported;

  • Aggressive immigration enforcement tears families apart;

  • Families fear interacting with local law enforcement or even reporting fires.


These issues affect everyone.

When people are afraid to seek services, the entire community suffers from higher rates of unsolved criminality, spreading of disease, and a lack of social mobility.  

The Sanctuary Ordinance addresses these issues by:

  • Offering parental preference regarding custody and residence if separated from children. Measure K recognizes the importance of family cohesion.

  • Helping law enforcement. County funds will not be used to investigate or report immigration status which will encourage crime reporting and cooperation, and local resources will not be used for unfunded mandates.

  • Encouraging families to access vital services. Immigrants will be more likely to consistently take children to school and access health care and vital services, reducing risks to the larger community.

  • Saving local law enforcement money and resources. Measure K legally prohibits detentions solely for immigration enforcement purposes and prohibits random fingerprinting.

  • Avoiding unnecessary pain to families and the community. In cases of mandatory Immigration enforcement, Measure K ensures humane procedures.

 
 
 
 
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Humboldt County Sanctuary Ordinance

The purpose of the Sanctuary Ordinance is to foster respect and trust between law enforcement, County agencies, personnel, and residents, to protect limited local resources, to encourage cooperation between residents and County officials, including and especially law enforcement and public health officers, employees, and to ensure community security and due process for all.

Read Measure English Spanish

 

NEXT EVENTS

 
 
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MOVIE: ROMA

Monday, March 4, 2019

6-9 pm

Arcata Playhouse

1251 9th St. Arcata, CA.

Centro del Pueblo organiza la discusión sobre las trabajadoras del hogar en Estados Unidos. A las 6 pm unas invitadas especiales nos hablarán de su experiencia y a las 6:30 proyectaremos la película ROMA.
Habrá tamales y otras sorpresas en beneficio de las invitadas especiales. No Faltes!


Centro del Pueblo invite you to know more about house workers in the United States. At 6 pm some special guests will tell us about their experience and at 6:30 we will show the film ROMA. There will be tamales and other surprises.

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playeras a la venta- t-shirts on sale in support of cdp

diseño de las artistas Christina lastra y las hermosas mariposas de nadia torres.

t-shirts for sale

Beautiful art design of Christina lastra and the immigrant butterflies created by nadia torres for centro

+ info 707-683 5293

 
 
 
 
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Get Involved

If you are interested in being part of the events and activities of Centro, we have multiple volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule.

 

Volunteer opportunities

We need volunteers for a variety of events, for our fundraising efforts, our marketing in social media and in phone banking. We are a fun group of people and would love to have your help. 

Make a Donation

We need materials to inform people. We visit rural areas to educate the community about their rights.  Your donation will help in so many ways.

 
 

JUne 2017

It’s important that churches are declaring themselves sanctuaries, but it’s just as important for the county to pass a sanctuary law which will prohibit collaboration between local law enforcement and ICE agents except when required by state or federal law.

Saucedo / Read Full Article

 

 
 

Our Impact

Since February 2018, the Sanctuary Committee has showcased the importance of discussing immigration as a human experience in Northern California. The Sanctuary movement that Centro del Pueblo started lights up the strength of Latinx residents to organize a campaign that is present in radio, TV, rallies, festivals, theaters, and the Humboldt State University, to make a statement in defense of families, Dreamers, all members of this community that respect and appreciate the richness of diversity.

 

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Six thousand signatures

In 14 weeks, our volunteers gathered over 6,000 signatures.  With love and joy for the immigrant community of Humboldt, we move forward to discuss our rights to a happy safe life.

 

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Events sponsored

Centro del Pueblo has put on over 12 events supporting Dreamers, Families Belong Together, Workers, Students, Local artists. 

 
 

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15% of the population is Latinx

This means that thousands of residents will be impacted with our actions.