This month we are partnering with the Youth Organizing Institute to screen “13th”, directed by Ava DuVernay, on Friday, August 18th. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Slavery has been perpetuated in practices since the end of the American Civil War through criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of African Americans by disenfranchisement, lynchings and Jim Crow; the war on drugs and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration of people of color in the United States. The film examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, demonstrating how much money is being made by corporations from such incarceration. You can see the trailer here. It will be an intergenerational event. We will provide popcorn and water. Folks can bring their own snacks for themselves or to share. We will have Spanish subtitles available. We will provide child care (if needed, letting us know at least one week in advance. The movie will be screened at El Pueblo, 2321 Crabtree Blvd, Ste 105, Ralieigh, NC 27604, from 5:30-8:00 pm. For more information or to request childcare (please request one week in advance), contact Michelle via email or call her at 919-835-1525 ext. 113.
We had several anti-immigrant bills this year, a couple of “decent” ones, but what really happened during this year’s long session? Driving Permits? In-State Tuition?
Join us at El Pueblo on Saturday, July 29 @ 9:30 for a debrief session. We will discuss the implications of these bills and how we can be better prepared for next year’s session.
We will provide child care, lunch, and lots of information!
"No Más Bebés” tells the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who sued doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County General Hospital during the 1970s. This film lifts up the contribution of Chicana activists who sought to redefine reproductive politics as including the human right to bear a child.
For more information or to request childcare (please request one week in advance), contact Mawiyah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-835-1525 ext. 108.
This will be an intergenerational event co-faciliated by staffers from El Pueblo Inc and NARAL Pro-Choice NC, ACLU of NC, SisterSong, and Carolina Abortion Fund. . We will provide popcorn and water. Folks can bring their own snacks for themselves or to share.
This month we will be watching “For the Bible Tells Me So”. Through the experiences of five very “normal”, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. “For the Bible Tells Me So” offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity. You can view the trailer here. It will be an intergenerational event. We will provide popcorn and water. Folks can bring their own snacks for themselves or to share. We will have Spanish subtitles available. We will provide child care if confirmed at least one week in advance. The movie will be screened at El Pueblo on Friday, June 23rd, from 5:30-8:00 pm. For more information or to request childcare (please request one week in advance), contact Florence via email or call her at 919-835-1525 ext. 107.
Are you undocumented or a DACA student?
Do you believe in education for all?
Join us on Wednesday, May 17th for the 5th annual Undocugraduation to recognize the students in our state locked out of higher education and demand that our representatives pass tuition equity in North Carolina!
Undocugraduation is an annual event with the purpose of recognizing all DACAmented & undocumented students in NC that are denied equal access to higher education.
The schedule for the day is below:
9am: Welcome & lobby training
10:15am: Meet with legislators
11:45am: Undocugraduation Ceremony
12:30pm: Lunch (off site)
1:30pm: Youth Encuentro
Do you want to learn more about what is happening at the NC General Assembly? Which anti-immigrant bills are currently making their way through the legislature, as well as bills that are positive for the Latinx community? Join us this Saturday at 9:30am for an informative session, free breakfast and childcare will be provided.
Co-hosted by El Pueblo, Inc. and the NC Justice Center's Budget & Tax Center!
Learn more about "Art & Activism: Agents of Change | Arte Y Activismo: Agentes De Cambio."
Art is a powerful tool for building social movements. These pieces touch on immigrant rights, policy change, leadership development, community power, and the celebration of Latin American culture.
For more information contact Michelle Bermeo Betancourt at email@example.com. See you on May 5th!
El Pueblo Movie Series: Friday, April 28th, we will be kicking off El Pueblo’s new monthly movie night series. It will be a fun, no-commitment opportunity for community members of all ages to watch films that touch on issues we might not get to cover in our day to day programming and participate in a discussion. This month we will be watching Moonlight. Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.” The film presents three stages in the life of the main character Chiron, a young black man growing up in 1980’s Miami. It explores the struggles he faces with hi...s own sexuality and identity, and the physical and emotional abuse he receives as a result of it. Watch the trailer here. All ages are welcome to attend the film screening, however the movie is rated R for mature content. We will provide popcorn and water & you are encouraged to bring their own snacks for themselves or to share. We will have Spanish subtitles available and can provide child care with at least one week’s notice. For more information or to request childcare, contact Jorge via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call him at 919-835-1525 ext. 121.
Join us for our art exhibit and performance, Art & Activism: Agents of Change, by an intergenerational group of leaders at El Pueblo! You will have the chance to see art works made by community members based on our new strategic plan, as well as a performance as a reminder of the intersection between sexual assault and immigrant rights, in honor of April being sexual assault awareness month. This event serves as the kick-off for our fundraising campaign to raise $20,000 in order to continue to share information with the community, train leaders, and support community actions. Program starts at 6:30 pm, with a special surprise at the end! The event will be on Monday, April 24th, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at El Pueblo....We hope to see you there!
Join us for the fourth workshop in our series on reproductive justice. Derechos sin Fronteras (DsF), aims to train Latinx youth in issues of sexual health and reproductive justice while building a movement of Latinx, youth activists who are passionate about these topics. During the 2016-2017 program year, we are offering a series of "Teaser Trainings" to give you a sneak peak at our new curriculum that will launch in the fall of 2017!
All youth ages 13-19 are invited to participate in these fun and interactive workshops. Lunch will be provided, and there will be gift cards for all participants who attend.
All workshops will be held at El Pueblo's Offices (2321 Crabtree Blvd. Suite 105, Raleigh NC 27604
Training #4 will take place on Saturday, April 8th. The topic is "Mental Health & Healthy Sexuality."