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AKIN & Bridge to host vigil

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!

 

 

Coverage of AKIN March

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Photo Credit: Ralph Hutchison

On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court released its ruling on US v. Texas, a 4-4 split decision that results in a continued injunction against DAPA and expanded DACA.  (To read AKIN’s official statement on the ruling, click here.)

In response, members and allies of the Comité Popular and AKIN marched in downtown Knoxville to express our disappointment over this outcome.

You can see a photo slideshow and read coverage of yesterday’s march from the Knox News Sentinel, including the following quote from longtime AKIN ally Angel Ibarra: Continue reading Coverage of AKIN March

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