NNIRR's 30th Anniversary Reception: Tearing Down Walls, Lifting Up Justice

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Save the date for NNIRR's 30th Anniversary Reception 

Join us for a reception honoring the 30th anniversary of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Refugee Rights!

We're coming together for an evening with good food, music and company -- our terrific Board of Directors, staff, members, friends, partners and allies. This is an evening you won't want to miss! (And there's certainly no shortage of topics on our chat list!)

Buy your tickets now for Tearing down Walls, Lifting up Justice at Brown Paper tickets.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

6 to 9 pm

Washington Inn, 495 10th Street, Oakland

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We know -- it's hard to believe that it's been 30 years since we were founded in 1986 -- the same year that the last major immigration reform bill -- the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) -- was passed. NNIRR founders, a nationwide alliance of diverse immigrant community organizations, labor, faith, civil rights groups and other advocates and activists, had come together to protest the "Simpson-Mazzoli" bill, which eventually passed as IRCA. While we were glad to see the inclusion of legalization for the undocumented, IRCA had spurred the guest worker and core enforcement programs that have plagued our movement for decades.

And here we are, 30 years later -- certainly a much larger immigrant rights movement -- but with the same concerns for the rights of migrants and refugees, and pushing back against racism, xenophobia, and punitive and abusive immigration enforcement policies. We're part of a much bigger and stronger movement for migrant rights worldwide, and NNIRR is proud to have played an active part in building up this vital movement. Here and around the world, we're still tearing down walls, lifting up justice!

You can buy your tickets online through Brown Paper tickets here. ($55 general, $25 seniors/students)

We also invite you to share an anniversary message in our 30th anniversary commemorative program book. Please click here for an ad form and more information. You can also easily submit online -- click here

Questions? Just call us at 510.465.1984

See you there!