Precious Knowledge

Follow the teachers and students of Tucson High Schoolas they form the front lines of a civil rights battle in Arizona.

Wednesday, March 30th @ 7pmSchool of Education • Auditorium – Rm 1120

A documentary that captures the transformative impact this innovative social justice curriculum has on its students. See this year-long journey and get to know these students, who become engaged, informed, and active in transforming their communities. A truly inspiring movie about overcoming obstacles against all odds!Presented byLatino Graduate Student Association • Latino Studies Program • Multi-Cultural Greek Council • Office of Diversity Education • Indiana University Student Association • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs • Latinos Unidos at IU • Black Graduate Student Association • School of EducationFollow the teachers and students of Tucson High Schoolas they form the front lines of a civil rights battle in Arizona.

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Open letter to Bloomington residents/Carta Abierta a los residentes de Bloomington

Open letter to Bloomington residents:

The Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs joins the Attorney General of Indiana, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Farm Bureau, and civic leaders statewide in opposing Senate Bill 590 recently introduced by State Senator Delph and others. SB 590 seeks to divert local resources to the aggressive enforcement of federal immigration laws and to institute an English-only policy throughout public service, among other provisions.

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The Bloomington City Council will consider a resolution against SB 590

The Monroe County Council will consider resolution opposing SB 590, the AZ style immigration law. The meeting will be at the Monroe County Court House (in the square) at 5:30 PM on this coming Tuesday March 8th, the public is encouraged to attend and speak before the Council votes on the resolution.

The Bloomington City Council will consider a resolution  against SB 590, the City Council will meet this coming Wednesday March 9th at 8 PM at the Council Chambers in City Hall. Please come and support this resolution against SB 590.

New Class Encourages Newcomers to Become Citizens

Bloomington, IN — The City of Bloomington and Indiana Legal Services, Inc. are partnering to create the Citizenship Preparation Course, a six-week course aimed at preparing newcomers and green card holders for a path toward citizenship. The class will cover the fundamentals of U.S. history, citizen rights and responsibilities, and basic concepts in American democracy. English-language learners are encouraged to register.

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