IU signs amicus brief sent to Supreme Court in support of DACA

IU expressed its support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in an amicus brief, which urged the Supreme Court stand in support of DACA recipients.

President Donald Trump decided to terminate DACA, a program created during the Obama Administration designed to give work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, in September 2017.

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Activist Dolores Huerta to speak at IU Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will visit Indiana University Bloomington and give a keynote address.

Along with folk hero and labor leader Cesar Chavez, Huerta co-founded what is now the United Farm Workers and was the main negotiator in the employees’ improved contract drafted after a strike in 1975. She is known for her famous saying, “Sí se puede,” translated as “Yes we can!”

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Bloomington Mayor To Host Facebook Live About Farmers’ Market Solutions

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton will host a Facebook live discussion Monday to talk about solutions to make the farmers’ market a “safe, welcoming, inclusive and enjoyable experience for all.”

The city suspended the market for two weeks starting Aug. 3 after growing controversy over the presence of Schooner Creek Farm, whose owner has alleged white supremacist ties. Dye has turned down or not responded to our requests for interviews.

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Popp & Bullman Newsletter

Are you discouraged by the news you read and hear? Do you wonder what you can do to help and make a difference? Here are some suggestions from us of issues you can take action on:

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act
Please write or call your Representative or Senator and ask them to support the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019, which is pending in Congress.
The Uyghurs (and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China) are being persecuted by the Chinese government. Over a million people have been detained in concentration camps, and all ethnic minorities are being constantly monitored. Families have been cut off from each other, and the Chinese government is harassing Uyghurs who are in the United States and other countries.
The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 is a bi-partisan bill that will monitor the situation, put diplomatic pressure on China, place sanctions on Chinese officials, and take other measures to help stop the ethnic cleansing of these groups.

Ask your Senator to support S-178 and your Representative to support HR-649 (Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019) to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and calling for an end to the arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China.

How to find your Senator and Representative:
https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

More information on the situation in Xinjiang: https://uhrp.org/
More information on the UHRPA: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/649/text

Be sure to thank Indiana Senators and Representatives:
In Indiana, both Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun have co-sponsored the bill. Please write and thank them! Representative Andre Carson of Indianapolis has also co-sponsored the bill. Please thank him!

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Posted by Popp & Bullman, Attorneys-at-Law on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Submissions sought for inaugural Bloomington Black and Brown Arts Festival

Artists and performers of color are being sought for the inaugural Bloomington Black and Brown Arts Festival in May.

“The Bloomington Black & Brown Arts Festival is a celebration of African and Latino creative arts and artists to affirm community space, preserve arts appreciation, and enhance pride in the spirit of diversity of the Bloomington community,” according to a city press release. “The festival will provide a medium for local talent to showcase visual and performance art in an environment that engages the audience with artists and their work.”

The festival will take place on Saturday May 19 at the Bannerker Community Center from noon to 4 p.m.

Interested artists/performers have until Friday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. to submit their pieces or work for a panel review that will take place on Saturday, May 5. Artists/performers selected will also be asked to submit a $15 non-refundable fee to reserve space.

A planning committee seeks a variety of art styles and forms to include as part of the festival. This includes but is not limited to spoken word, visual arts, ceramics, performance, dance and craft.

Works can be submitted on the web at bloomington.in.gov/bhm. For more information or questions about the festival contact the Safe and Civil City Program at safeandcivil@bloomington.in.gov, Latino Outreach Programs at latinoprograms@bloomington.in.gov, or call 812-349-3860.

This article originally ran on blogs.hoosiertimes.com.