EMERGENCY MEETING — DACA and TPS Thursday July 25 – 6:30 pm — Springdale Public Library, 405 S. Pleasant St. America needs to play fair. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rapidly gearing up to deport millions of people. He has announced that immigration programs DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) — and TPS (Temporary Protected Status) will be suspended, and all those who have worked, gone to school, lived their lives, and been good citizens through this exemplary program, are now at risk of deportation. Immigrants are the first in a line of people and groups targeted by the Trump […]
Weds June 28 – 6:30 pm – OMNI Center Working on a different tack to protect immigrants in Northwest Arkansas. We are reaching out to local elected officials for dialogue on policy and law to making Washington County a welcoming place. We’re working with the People Power Coalition to do our part to make this a super-welcoming place where EVERYBODY feels safe. You’re invited to join in. People Power Project Washington County
Monday June 26, 6:00 pm, OMNI New group is forming that you’ll want to know about. RESULTS is a 40-year-old project whose mission is to end global poverty. Whew. RESULTS founder is the same person who founded Citizens Climate Lobby, and his model of relationship developing across the aisles has been so powerful that it’s being adopted by several social change groups who want to see action in Congress and change in our nation. Join Jan Van Schuyver and friends on Monday to find out how you can join in.
Saturday June 17 – 11:00 am – Fayetteville Town Center Peace Sphere Rally – Gospel Music – Ice Cream. You can’t miss. Refugees, immigrants and allies will gather the day before Father’s Day, Saturday, June 17th, for a rally, press conference and gospel show. Father’s Day should be a celebration of relaxation and family unity. Sadly, in Washington County, Sheriff Tim Helder is facilitating the deportation of not only fathers, but also mothers and children, even though he is not legally required to do so. All immigration authorities have to do is ask, and Sheriff Helder will detain immigrants even […]
OMNI Women’s Community Meeting What Do We Do Now? Next meeting Sunday Mar 5 – 5:00-6:30 pm – OMNI Center The misogyny and racism flying at us right now is a call to action. We need to support each other, unite, and get ready to resist! Please bring your ideas and join us to talk and brew up plans for action. This will be an open community discussion for women developing a plan of action.
Changing Representation of Muslim Women Thurs Feb 23 – 6:00 pm – Honors College Auditorium (GEAR 26) Yasmin Moll, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, will give a lecture entitled “Changing Representations of Muslim Women” . Moll’s documentary film Fashioning Faith will be screened as part of her presentation, followed by discussion and a Q&A session. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879973022239233/
The Power of the Pen LTE’s – Letter Writing Support Thurs Feb 23 – 5:00 pm – OMNI Library This group is gearing up to protect a robust democracy and a powerful local citizenry. Any writers out there who want their voices heard? Here’s a place where yours is needed badly! Find out more next Thursday!