Events

El Pueblo will be in attendance for the Press Conference immediately following the court hearing for the six demonstrators who took part in civil disobedience outside of the Governor's Mansion late last October.  The defendants will more than likely be present to speak with media and attendees who are present for the event.  The conference starts at 12pm, outside the Wake County Justice Center in Downtown Raleigh.  For more info, please contact William Saenz.

Photo by Kaitlyn Barlow.

In collaboration with Action NC and grassroots organizers, the “Si a las Licencias” group will help organize and participate in the “We Make America Great” march, which will protest McCrory’s role in the lawsuit against Obama’s Executive Action and highlight the positive contributions of immigrants in the U.S. The walk will start in Charlotte on Sunday, November 8th, and end in Raleigh on Friday, November 20th. It will be a relay walk and each day different groups of people will walk an average of 15 miles. Each mile walked will represent $1,180,000 in tax revenue from immigrants, reaching a total of $197 million. For more information or to help with/ participate in the march, contact Iliana via email or by calling 919-835-1525.  Be sure to check the Facebook event page for regular updates.

 

We will be hosting an event to reflect on the political and cultural traditions of Day of the Dead and honor lives lost to interpersonal violence. The celebration will be held on Sunday, November 1st, from 2 to 5pm at El Pueblo. You can also volunteer to help with sugar-skull preparation on October 29th. Contact Alex or Iliana for more information.

Join us for an informational session about HB 318 and its potential impact on our community. Special guest: Susanna Birdsong of the ACLU of NC. Simultaneous interpretation and child care will be provided.

In honor of World Rabies day, Wake County Department of Human Services will be hosting several clinics providing rabies vaccinations for pets, as well as microchips. Vaccinate your pets and protect the whole family!

Our biggest event of the year is ALMOST HERE!  Click on the link for more information.

El Pueblo has developed a social justice curriculum which was recently piloted by El Pueblo youth and adult leaders. We have 12 participants who attended several of the sessions and 10 who will be graduating on September 16th. This graduation will be for Grupo de Liderazgo program participants as well as for participants from our Grupo de Fortalecimiento and from HoMBReS.  This is a great way to meet people from the programs!

Date: Wednesday, September 16th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Church of the Good Shephard, 121 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

Staff contact: Florence

 

 

We are now accepting Peer Educator applications for El Pueblo's Derechos Sin Fronteras!  Students selected to become El Pueblo- Derechos Sin Fronteras peer educators are trained to conduct fun, interactive workshops dealing with important issues including relationships, decision-making, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and communication with peers and parents.

Participation in El Pueblo- Derechos Sin Fronteras requires a commitment of time, dedication and responsibility. Peer educators are role models in a position of leadership. Derechos Sin Fronteras peer educators will:

  • Attend a three-day overnight training retreat October 9-11, 2015 and a one-day retreat in February
  • Attend all El Pueblo- Derechos Sin Fronteras weekly training sessions on Tuesday evenings 5:30-8:30
  • Be trained in leadership and sexuality issues
  • Conduct sexual health workshops for students, parents, and other adults

If you are interested in being part of El Pueblo- Derechos Sin Fronteras, please click on this link to complete the application by August 24th, 2015. All applicants are required to participate in a group and individual interview on August 27, 2014 at El Pueblo’s office. This event will give us an opportunity to get to know you better and to give you firsthand experience participating in Derechos Sin Fronteras activities.

If you or your parents or guardians have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Alexandra or Jill at (919)835-1525 or by email at Alexandra@elpueblo.org and Jill@elpueblo.org

 

 

Join us to create a Community Mural this summer!  We will have two planning meetings to choose the theme and design the sketch followed by drop-in painting days for youth to complete the mural.

Planning Dates:

First Meeting: Monday, July 20th from 2-4pm

Second Meeting: Wednesday, July 22nd, from 2-4pm

Painting Dates:

Painting days will be Tuesdays to Friday from 1:00 to 4pm

Starting Thursday July 23rd-August 21st

 

For more information, contact tania@elpueblo.org, alexandra@elpueblo.org, or mike@elpueblo.org or call us at  919-835-1525

 

 

 

The P.A.R.E. program will begin registering participants for its 4th Empowerment Group.  The purpose of this program is to provide a space where Latina survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can continue their healing process, develop self-esteem and self-sufficiency, and facilitate a community-level response to promote healthy communities and families. Survivors can be powerful agents of change in our community. Through these empowerment groups, we build leaders to take charge of the women’s rights movement and use their voices and lived experiences to improve service provision for Latino survivors of abuse.

  • Where: El Pueblo, Inc.
  • Date: July 6th, Registration ends July 2nd
  • Board Role: Obtain in-kind food donations.
  • Staff Contact: Mónica or Florence.

Register at this link.

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