Category Archives: Action Alerts

AKIN & Bridge to host vigil

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Photo Credit: Adam Hughes

Join AKIN and Bridge Refugee Services Wednesday, February 1 at 12:30 pm in Market Square as we support our immigrant, refugee, and Muslim brothers and sisters.

The vigil will begin at 12:30 pm on Market Square in Downtown Knoxville. We will observe silence until 1pm followed by a walk to the City County building where we will deliver a letter voicing our support for immigrants, refugees, and Muslims to the offices of Senator Bob Corker, Senator Lamar Alexander, and Representative John Duncan, Jr.

We are encouraging people to wear red, white, and/or blue.

Please bring signs showing your support for immigrants and refugees!

 

 

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March to Condemn SCOTUS Decision

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Photo Credit: Lee Sessions

At 6pm tonight, AKIN and other allies will join the Comite Popular at the Birdhouse to give a statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision in US v. Texas, which continues the injunction of President Obama’s executive orders on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

From 7 – 7:30 pm, we will gather at the intersection of Gay and Magnolia to begin a sidewalk procession through Downtown Knoxville, ending at Krutch Park.

At 8pm, we will have a program with speakers and music at Krutch Park Extension.

Join us to learn more about the Supreme Court decision and what we can do next to support immigrant families in our communities.

March for DACA and DAPA

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Photo Credit: Lee Sessions

The Supreme Court will rule any day now on the DACA/DAPA case. On that day, immigrants and their allies across the state will gather at 6:00pm to either celebrate or protest. Please join us.

Knoxville folks will gather for a press conference at the Birdhouse (800 N. Fourth Ave.) and then head to the public parking lot under the interstate at the corner of Gay Street and Magnolia Avenue, park there and march down Gay Street to Krutch Park.

The announcement could be made on Thursday, June 16, Monday, June 20, or Monday, June 27.  Stay tuned!

March to Support DACA and DAPA

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Photo Credit: Ralph Hutchison

Join us on Tuesday, May 19 from 7-8:30 pm for a sidewalk march, rally, and vigil to support #DAPA and #DACA.

The Comité Popular de Knoxville invites you to join immigrant community organizations around the state and around the country to send a clear message:

We must implement DAPA and the DACA expansion!

These programs will allow immigrant families to stay united and they will help our economy grow.

Continue reading March to Support DACA and DAPA

Vigil in Solidarity with Arizona

Join Us: April 25, 2012 at 7:30pm
Krutch Park, downtown Knoxville

This is the day the Supreme Court will hear the Arizona immigration law case and folks are being asked to hold solidarity vigils across the country.

Knoxville Vigil to include:
Update on the status of immigration program 287(g) in Knox County, personal stories from immigrants, a skit or two, music, prayer and more.

Sponsored by:
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors (AKIN)

Link to event announcement on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/417016791644533/

Facebook link to flyer for the event–English version:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=111130552354487&set=a.103339793133563.3647.100003726276424&type=1&theater

Facebook link to flyer for the event–Spanish version:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=295496253861385&set=o.417016791644533&type=1&theater