Ecos: Resonancias de Historias Latinas de Carolina del Sur - Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories
After more than one year on the making finally Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories is at the Columbia Museum of Art in the Community Gallery (free entry!) until July 22, 2018.
Ecos (Echoes) is a collaborative multimedia art exhibition featuring the stories of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry interpreted by 19 select Latino South Carolina visual artists. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to listen to each audio story and read its transcription as they view the artwork inspired by it.
Learn more and attend: www.columbiamuseum.org/exhibitions/ecos-resonancias-de-historias-latinas-de-carolina-del-sur
SC United with Immigrants has a Spring Campaign for “Safe and Supportive Schools for Every Child!” We have put together some resources for educators, helping professionals and faith communities.
Please share widely and promote our campaign!
The Consulate in Raleigh serves both NC & SC.
Address: 413 Raleigh View Road, Raleigh, NC, 27601
Info Line: (919) 615-3667
Twitter: @goarnau and @ConsulMexRlm.
The consuls have developed many resources (including easy to read infographics) that would help those facing deportation or other issues.
Below are some main resources:
SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE SCHOOLS FOR EVERY CHILD:
An Introduction to Bullying Prevention and Intervention
for Helping Professionals and Teachers
SC United with Immigrants (SCUWI) is offering this free one-hour seminar to raise awareness about how helping professionals and teachers can address bullying in our South Carolina schools.
CE Pre-approval has been granted by the National Association of Social Workers for 1 Social Work Hour for those who attend in-person.
However, the seminar will also be offered via Zoom for those who wish to participate on-line.
Date: June 1, 2018, 3-4 p.m.
Location: Cayce-West Columbia Library meeting room, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
Presented by Sara Damewood, LISW-CP and a panel of SCUWI partners:
· Mary Reaves, MRC (Director of Programs, Beginnings SC)
· Mike Young (Director of Capacity Building, SC PASOS)
· Tayyaba Sadiq (member of the Islamic community)
· Rob Cottingham (SC Department of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Initiative)
· Jennifer Tague (Director of Operations, SC Equality)
At completion of this seminar, participants should understand:
· Basic psychosocial dynamics of bullying and children at-risk.
· Strategies for prevention
· How to report bullying events
· Helping interventions to address bullying events
· How to access South Carolina resources to help with prevention and intervention
Please RSVP soon; registration is limited.
Email Sara Damewood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-730-4987 for more information.
You may also register at Eventbrite:
Safe and Supportive Schools for Every Child seminar
This is a great article about an app that can help undocumented immigrants activate a plan in case they come into contact with immigration authorities, created by United We Dream.
Check it out.
“In a time when South Carolina continues to rank near the bottom nationally in areas like child hunger, poverty and education, it is inexcusable that our Governor and many elected officials chose to waste the important and limited time allotted for crafting our state budget on the non-existent issue of "Sanctuary cities". This move can only be seen as one with political motives, as no other rational explanation exists.
What's worse, rather than the safety promised by the supporters of this policy, it will actually divert resources away from actual public safety as local law enforcement and the SC Law Enforcement Division are forced to comply with new, unnecessary reporting requirements.
We are deeply ashamed and disappointed to see the leaders of our state continue promoting baseless fears for personal political gain, while so many real issues affecting the daily lives of folks in our state continue to go unaddressed.
We still hold onto hope for a better, greater day in South Carolina, and that is the future we're fighting for.
For more on how this policy made it into the Senate proposed budget, from The State: http://www.thestate.com/…/politics-go…/article208739529.html.”
If you OPPOSE the “Immigration Compliance Report” Bill (H4496/S776), here are some talking points from SC Appleseed Attorney Tammy Besherse that you can share with your representatives:
Basically, the bill requires all sorts of municipalities and agencies and law enforcement to do a report for SLED stating they are following state and federal law and not providing benefits to immigrants who are not entitled to them.
Law enforcement agencies must do a report stating they are complying with requests from ICE, as per state law.
Any entity that does not comply can risk losing state funds.
Reasons Appleseed is opposed to this bill:
Get a glimpse of what it's like to live as an immigrant family in America.
The Opportunity Scholarship is for high school graduates who have DACA, TPS, or would have met the DACA eligibility criteria and live in states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMers - or bar them from attending state colleges and universities altogether.
The Scholarship is for up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree.
For more info: http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/opportunity-scholarship