Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix

July 14th: Rekha Nair, The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Rekha Nair, a first-generation immigrant who grew up in Mesa, Arizona, will discuss issues related to asylum seekers in Arizona that will include their reasons for fleeing to seek asylum in the United States and the systems that affect them once they arrive.

Because the government does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. Detained immigrants facing deportation in the U.S. do not have the right to a public defender. Without representation, many will lose their case and be sent back to the conditions they are fleeing. To some, this is a death sentence. It is the mission of the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project to provide free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona.

Join us as Rekha Nair, the Phoenix Legal Action Network Lead attorney at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, discusses the need for quality, free legal services for low-income, immigrants and refugees through stories about the journeys of asylum seekers.

You can visit the Florence Project’s website for a documentary story project at this link: https://firrp.org/

You will also find some of their client stories here: https://firrp.org/client-stories/

Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am.

Please consider volunteering to help make this event possible. Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.
(Link soon)

The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

A Children's Program is available during the Speaker Meeting. Please see the HSGP Meetup for the Children's Program at this meeting for more information and to RSVP with the number of children attending. Click here: https://www.meetup.com/Humanist-Society-of-Greater-Phoenix/events/259763868/

Need Accessibility Options? Send an email to [email protected] with Accessibility Options in the subject line and let us know about your needs.

We invite you to become a dues-paying member of HSGP. For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting.

Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!

Date: 07/14/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 9:00am - 11:30am MDT

Location: Humanist Community Center

Created by:   Jennifer White
 
Already signed up? You can change your sign up.

Available Slot

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder • Prepare food and beverages for breakfast. • Replenish food, plates, cups, utensils, etc. as needed. • Ensure the circuit breaker

 

Food Preparation and Replenishment 7-9 a.m. Do NOT need to be key holder

Food Preparation & Replenishment 7-9 a.m.; Must be key holder • Prepare food and beverages for breakfast. • Replenish food, plates, cups, utensils, etc. as needed. • Ensure the circuit breakers for the water heaters are turned on.

 

Set Up Meeting Room 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (2)

Set Up Meeting Room 8 A.M. - 10 A.M. (• Set up tables and chairs. • Place tablecloths, salt and pepper shakers, and flower vases on each table. • Set plates, bowls, silverware, etc., on buffet table. • Fill the coffee station with coffee cups, cocoa, and

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Teresa Cokl

Greet and Welcome 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. (3)

• Greet attendees and make them feel welcome. • Distribute badges appropriately. • Offer a tour to new guests who have not visited the community center.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jeanne Devine

Bring a Casserole/Main Dish 8:45 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. (3)

Bring a casserole or main breakfast dish to the community center by 9:00 am. Don’t have a casserole recipe? Ask us to send you one in your email.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jennifer White
Veggie and good
Kathy Pettycrew
also trying new recipe for a cake

Humanist Minute Speaker 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Share what Humanism means to you through a short reading or other self-expression. Need an idea? Ask us to send you a list of resources in your email.

 
Jennifer White
Camp Quest AZ

Cleanup 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (2) (2)

Cleanup: clear tables; clean and store coffee urns and serving dishes; sort and discard trash and recyclables.

 

Shop for Food (Historically, this has been completed the day before the event.)

Must be a key holder • Costco membership preferred • Determine need based on donations by food preparation volunteers • Purchase items for Sunday breakfast • Deliver these goods to the HCC

 


©2019 SignUpGenius.
All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service