National Day of Know Your Rights on Sunday September 14th

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Join ULI in a National Day of Know Your Rights! Do you know how to respond if a police officer questions you? Come find out what your rights are, whether you are a U.S. Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, or undocumented immigrant. We ALL have rights! The location is at 5604 Manor Rd, Austin TX 78723 at 3pm!

You can also join the Facebook event!

Independence of the Oppressed Event!

ULI’s First General Meeting of the Semester

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Yesterday, ULI kicked-off their first meeting with 41 attendees making it out! New members as well as old members were able to talk and get to know more about ULI and the various work that we do not only on campus, but in our Austin community as well. If you were not able to make it to our meeting this past Tuesday, don’t miss our next one every Tuesday at WAG 214 from 6:30-7:30pm (map of the building on campus is located above!!! Hope to see you there!

Second Successful DACA Forum!

On Saturday, June 14th ULI and Education Austin hosted their second DACA Forum that had a successful turnout of individuals seeking to learn more about DACA Renewals or information on how to apply if they were first time applicants. Javier and Mrs. Galvan gave an invigorating presentation filled with personal stories and encouragement for applicants to become active in their community and to not just stop when they have gotten DACA. A DACA Clinic is scheduled for sometime in the end of June, so stay tuned in order to learn about time, location, and place!

Successful First DACA Forum!!!

This past Tuesday, June 10th ULI and Education Austin partnered up to host a DACA Forum that received well over 30 community members excited to learn about DACA Renewals and/or how to apply. A lawyer was present in order to answer any questions that the individuals might have, and hearing personal experiences from DACAmented individuals made the forum even more special. Stay tune in order to learn more about future DACA Forums and DACA Clinics!!!

Rony was Released to his family!!!

Thanks to the individuals that signed the petition Rony has finally been released to his family. This is why we continue to stand up and fight back, and it proves that people power can make a difference in a person’s life!!! Special thanks to Attorney, wonderful friend, Virginia for pushing for his release, and once again thank you everyone who signed and shared this petition to ask for Rony’s release. Now because of you all, after 11 months, he finally got to hug his father!

DACA Educational Forum #1

Now that the DACA Renewal Application is out it is time for us to outreach and inform our community about the requirements in order for applicants to now fall out of status!!! If you are planning on renewing your DACA and you want to learn more about what requirements you need, then this forum will be of great help to you! If you are a new applicant and you want to find out if you qualify for DACA you can also come to our forum and we will make sure to fill you in on what is needed!

Location: Cristo Rey Church, 2208 E 2nd St Austin, TX 78702

Time: 7PM

When: Tuesday, June 10th

END National Day of Action

On May 23rd ULI held a press conference outside of the JJ Pickle Federal building in order to ask Debbie to stand for families. As the Obama administration hits a record-breaking 2 million deportations, undocumented immigrants in Austin look to Democratic leaders and demand that they publicly stand with the community and support our families by pressuring the President to use his executive authority to grant affirmative administrative relief to members of our community. 

Leaders and community of the University Leadership Initiative, a United We Dream affiliate, will invite DNC Chair Debbie W. Schultz to stand with families who face deportation today. They ask that she leads her party and push President Barack Obama to grant broader relief for the community now. 

Ni Una Más Concert Series

On Sunday May 18th, Kiko Villamizar will be hosting and event outside of the T. Don Hutto Detention Center (1001 Welch, Taylor, TX 76574). The event will be from noon-3pm and there will be live music and poetry in order to give the many women whom are unjustly detained hope for the future. Come and join us for an evening of empowering solidarity and free food!!!

If you want more information with regards to the event you can visit the Facebook event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1424291511159467/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming