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The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Seattle Public Schools, and the ACLU of Washington, to offer immigrant rights and family safety planning workshops at two locations.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Workshops will be offered in Spanish and English. Spanish text is available in the Library’s Calendar of Events.
These workshops aim to mitigate the effects of a family member—many times the head of a family—being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Participants will learn how to develop a family safety plan, gather relevant documents to fight a deportation case and support someone who is detained.
By creating plans for children in mixed-status households, parents will be able to plan for the prospect of separation by designating temporary legal guardianship. At the workshop, families are guided through filling out general power of attorney documents that give authority to a spouse or another person to make decisions in the event of a separation.
Other topics covered will include the most recent updates on executive orders, as well as past policies, memos and executive orders that have shaped legal and ICE practices.
Monday, May 8
6 p.m. to 7:30 pm
South Park Library Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S, 206-615-1688
For more information, call the Library at 206-252-957 0r Ask a Librarian.
Come one, come all to a Spring Clean on the 5400 block of Delridge Way! This block is home to the Delridge Library, Southwest Early Learning, Community Care, DESC Cottage Grove Commons, small businesses, and many residences.Volunteers will gather on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 AM outside the Delridge Branch Library at 5423 Delridge Way SW.
Bring your kids, your neighbors, and a good work ethic – spend a couple hours beautifying your community and do a good deed!
Gloves, bags, grabbers, vests, and a handful of tools will be provided. There will be snacks, community safety information, and a prize for the person who finds the most interesting piece of rubbish.
This event is being organized as part of a community safety project led by Seattle Neighborhood Group.
Please visit our website at www.sngi.org for more information about our work.
If you have questions, please contact Jake Hellenkamp at email@example.com or 253-353-0396.