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Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) in San Jose is hiring a Senior Staff Attorney

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) in San Jose is hiring a Senior Staff Attorney

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Hi everyone!

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) in San Jose is hiring a Senior Staff Attorney to help build their new Deportation Defense project. They’re looking for someone who has at least three years of deportation defense experience and is fluent in either Spanish or Vietnamese.

Must be an entrepreneurial badass ready to fight ICE both in the courts and through movement-building! Must believe in and understand the power of organizing. I’m helping find the perfect candidate, so feel free to email me directly at olga.tomchin@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Trying to hire quickly for this and a number of other positions (legal and non-legal) that I will be sharing soon. Apply ASAP!!

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Overview of SIREN (Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network)

“We empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Silicon Valley by combining community organizing, policy advocacy, and legal services – i.e. we invite legal services clients to join (and eventually lead) our organizing and advocacy efforts. Our community organizing program is driven by a belief that immigrants – both adults and youth – are agents of change and develops their leadership skills to address issues such as health, public benefits, and immigration. We have been a strategy council member of Mobilize the Immigrant Vote Campaign since its inception. Our policy advocacy program counts on the input of emerging leaders from our community organizing program and legal services clients to move forward policy solutions that best address their concerns – a people’s agenda. We challenge the constant state budget cuts that directly impact immigrant communities such as attacks on Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, and Food Stamps. We are a steering committee member of California Immigrant Policy Center and of the California Partnership. Our BIA accredited legal services program assists over 20,000 community members annually with services such as citizenship applications, DACA, and family immigration petitions. We are proud to be one of the leading citizenship application assistance providers in California. Due to overwhelming need in this historical moment, we are hiring a Senior Staff Attorney to build a new deportation defense practice area.”


RebPsych, inspired by Gerald P. López, is here. Rebellious Psychiatry: Where Mental Health Meets Social Justice

RebPsych, inspired by Gerald P. López, is here. Rebellious Psychiatry: Where Mental Health Meets Social Justice

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Rebellious Psychiatry: Where Mental Health Meets Social Justice

The inaugural RebPsych conference will bring together students, mental health professionals, community activists, consumers, and others to explore the intersection of mental health and social justice. RebPsych is inspired by  RebLaw, the annual Yale Law School conference that began in 1994 shortly after the publication of the eponymous work Rebellious Lawyering (1992) authored by Gerald P. Lopez, a law professor and clinician who, in working with diverse, underserved client populations, inspired a generation of lawyers to rethink how best to serve individuals who are disempowered and undocumented.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hosted by Yale Department of Psychiatry
Linsly-Chittenden Hall
63 High Street, New Haven, CT

This event is free and open to the public!

The inaugural RebPsych conference will bring together students, mental health professionals, community activists, consumers, and others to explore the intersection of mental health and social justice. Modeled on the Rebellious Lawyering conference, which is inspired by lawyer and law professor Gerald P. López and his writings on representing underrepresented and underserved client communities and hosted by Yale Law School, the conference will provide a platform for participants to build partnerships and discuss strategies for social change. We recognize that mental health professionals have long been engaged with social causes, from global mental health initiatives to the recovery movement. However, the mental health professions must also grapple with our participation in individual and structural oppression, such as Guantanamo interrogations, racial disparities in psychiatric diagnosis, and the pathologizing of LGBTQ communities. We hope that the conference will foster a frank conversation about our responsibility to pursue justice and challenge established hierarchies of privilege and power.

RebPsych is eager to receive proposals from a diverse array of people, including (but not limited to) activists, artists, community organizers, consumers, health professionals, students, scholars, and writers. We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who have made activism a crucial part of their work. The conference welcomes traditional academic presentations, panels, debates, discussions of activist work, artistic projects, archival and museum initiatives, and performances that address mental health and social justice.

Keynote Speaker: The Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Lecture

Mindy Fullilove, MD
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, will present the Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Lecture. She is Professor of Urban Policy and Health in the Urban Policy Analysis and Management Program, Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School for Public Engagement. Her research has focused on health in poor communities, with a special interest in the relationship between the collapse of communities and decline in health. From her research, she has published Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, and The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place. Her most recent book is Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities (2013), which highlights the potential for urban planning and design to repair cities, reconnect communities, and improve residents’ collective well-being.

RebPsych registration information is here.




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The Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee, PC, in New York City, is hiring

March 8, 2017 9:44 pm

The Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee, PC, in New York City, is hiring.

Law clerk / intern position, 15 to 20 hours a week.

This is an immigration law practice that is expanding in these tumultuous times.

And yes, Tsui is a Rebellious Lawyering alum from UCLA School of Law.  You can and will learn here.

Click here to check out just some of Tsui Yee’s accomplishments.

Send your resume and writing sample to Tsui Yee here.

February 28, 2017 10:03 pm


ILRC offers a very handy guide – to keep at all times.

Be calm, informed, and prepared.

Please distribute the ILRC Guide: PLAN DE PROTECCIÓN FAMILIAR — TRANQUILOS, INFORMADO.  plan-de-proteccion-familiar


Read the ILRC flyer at: https://www.ilrc.org/plan-de-proteccion-familiar 


February 26, 2017 8:38 pm



“It is still a federal offense to possess marijuana, and federal law controls for immigration.”  – ILRC


From the ILRC:

“What to do: Legal Self-Defense for Noncitizens

• Don’t use marijuana until you are a U.S. citizen. Don’t work in a marijuana shop.

• If you have a real medical need and there is no good substitute for medical marijuana, get legal counsel.

• Never leave the house carrying marijuana, a medical marijuana card, paraphernalia (like a pipe), or accessories like marijuana T-shirts or stickers. Don’t have photos or text about you and marijuana on your phone, Facebook, or anywhere else.

• Most important, never admit to any immigration or border official that you ever have used or possessed marijuana, unless you have expert legal advice that this is OK. If a federal official asks you about marijuana, say that you don’t want to talk to them and you want to speak to a lawyer. You have the right to remain silent. Stay strong – once you admit it, you can’t take it back. If you did admit this to a federal officer, get legal help quickly.”

Download ILRC flyer here:
ILRC link is here: https://www.ilrc.org/community-flyers-marijuana


Volunteer at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY)

February 6, 2017 9:56 pm

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Volunteer at the Arab American Association of New York as a

Citizenship Practice Tutor

Women’s Advocacy Assistant

ESOL Teacher

Go to the volunteer page of AAANY here.

“Our mission is to support and empower the Arab Immigrant and Arab American community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home and become active members of society. Our aim is for families to achieve the ultimate goals of independence, productivity and stability. ”

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The Best New York Dog Adoption Shelters

February 6, 2017 9:51 pm

The Best New York Dog Adoption Shelters

Dogs help us more than we help them. Consider adopting, fostering, volunteering or donating.



Click here for Animal Haven

“Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area [New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut], and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.  Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.”



Click here for Mighty Mutts

“We are an all-volunteer, no-kill organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating the strays of New York City. Each day, thousands of stray dogs and cats are forced to live in our city’s streets and alleyways, crawling about these desolate areas for refuge. Alone, starving, and in desperate need of veterinary care, these poor creatures struggle day by day for their very lives. Most are not spayed or neutered and will go on to bring many other puppies / kittens into their harsh world.  Mighty Mutts is driven to help change all of this.”

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The Tanya Project

February 5, 2017 9:14 pm

The Tanya Project provides free lawyers to help our clients win health insurance appeals, obtain/retain Medicaid/Medicare, draft end-of- life documents, and avoid discrimination on the basis of their cancer status and/or cancer history. Clients with other legal needs are referred to free/low cost legal service providers, or the Tanya Project’s trained Oncology Attorney Referral Panel.

The Tanya Project was founded by Michele Magar, Rebellious Lawyer.
Download The Tanya Project flyer here:



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Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP)

February 2, 2017 10:12 pm

Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) provides birth control, STI testing & treatment, transgender care, PrEP, PEP and abortion in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

These are courageous people providing essential services in the most hostile environment.

They are risking their lives to help our most vulnerable people.

Make a donation, large or small.  Even $25 lets them know we care that they care.  Show your support!

See more at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-great-plains#sthash.ZjkK0bsL.dpuf

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Volunteer at Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) in Connecticut

February 1, 2017 9:48 pm

IRIS is a non-sectarian, independent nonprofit refugee resettlement agency that has welcomed more than 5,000 refugees to Connecticut since its founding in 1982.”

“Founded in 1982, IRIS has undergone dramatic growth and transformation over the past 34 years, but its goal has remained constant: to provide a new haven to refugees and other immigrants from around the world. Throughout its history, IRIS has helped refugees from all over the world, but the numbers and nationalities of clients have fluctuated. Vietnamese and other Southeast Asians arrived in the 1980s and early 90s, former Yugoslavians (Bosnians, Croatians, and Serbians) in the 1990s, Cuban rafters in 1995, Kurds in 1996, Kosovar Albanians in 1998, Sudanese (Lost Boys) in 2001, Liberians in 2004, Afghans and Iraqis began to arrive in 2007 and in 2015, IRIS began to receive Syrian families, seeking refuge from one of the biggest humanitarian crises in history.”

Click here to Volunteer at IRIS:

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