This training draws on the need to know our legal rights AND our power when interacting with law enforcement. Fundamentally, knowing our legal rights and exercising them is important. It is also critical for everyone (not just those with targeted identities) to work towards build community protection. We will describe concrete ways to do that in this training.
In the first half of the workshop, participants will discuss ways we can better support each other and build safety plans. Following after, we will engage in role-playing interactions with (ICE) Immigration Customs Enforcement, (CPD) Chicago Police Department, & other law enforcement. The workshop will close with sharing concrete ways campuses can build safety and solidarity for all students. We'll also uplift local opportunities to join campaigns and movement work.
*For folks considering attending this workshop, it is important to know that we will be discussing/roleplaying serious and possibly triggering situations like interactions with police or ICE raids. As facilitators, we are committed to creating a mindful space where we can thoroughly engage participants with care and also recognize the difficult nature of these discussions/activities.
We will have additional volunteers who will be available to support and connect participants with resources. We are not licensed mental health professionals but trained individuals prepared to gauge/provide immediate needs in the space. We have a community resource list and on-campus resource sheet available to share with participants.
Special thanks to our featured speakers:
Kristina Tendila and Miwa Shimokogawa, core leaders of AAAJC's A Just Chi Organizer Network
Additional resources at IL Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
We will be in the Student Union Building, Room SU-003
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