Love and Justice 2017
Benefit for For the UndocuFund for Fire Relief and the Graton Day Labor Center's Reconstruction Works Program
Shone Farm Pavilion, Saturday, October 28, 2017, 6 to 10 p.m.
Live Auction, Dinner, Dancing, Love, and Justice!
50% of proceeds from Love and Justice 2017 will be donated to the UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County:
Launched by a coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates, the UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County will provide direct assistance to undocumented victims of the Northern California fires. One hundred percent of all donations to the UndocuFund will go to victim support. To donate directly to the UndocuFund, or to learn more, visit: www.UndocuFund.org
An estimated 28,000 undocumented immigrants live and work in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims of the fires that have devastated Sonoma County, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Lack of immigration status, limited English proficiency, and fear of immigration enforcement will also impede their access to disaster-relief services, even when they are eligible. Lack of familiarity or comfort with law enforcement, county departments, and financial institutions present additional barriers. Consequently, the fire victims will face significant challenges in meeting urgent needs and rebuilding their lives here in Sonoma County where the cost of living is very high.
The UndocuFund will ensure that undocumented families displaced by the fires will have the support and resources they need to recover and rebuild.
50% of proceeds from Love and Justice 2017 will go to the Graton Day Labor Center’s Reconstruction Works Program to train and support day laborers and domestic workers who will provide the general labor in the clean-up and re-building efforts.
Centro Laboral de Graton (CLG) is a worker-led center that is on the front lines of the immigrant and workers’ rights movement in Sonoma County. Its mission is to advance and protect the human, labor, and civil rights of day laborers, domestic workers, and their families by promoting participatory democratic leadership and worker solidarity. CLG will play a vital role in assuring workers who assist in the rebuilding efforts post-fires will have access to vocational and workplace safety training, and be prepared to advocate for labor standards protections and living wages.
Keynote speaker Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, will share what issues and challenges most affect day laborers and immigrant workers in the current political and disaster climate. He will also report on the important role day laborers have played in recent hurricane disasters throughout the country.
The evening will also feature live music with Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band, playing everyone's favorite R&B, Oldies, Cumbias, Salsa, and Norteño classics with that special movimiento twist that only Dr. Loco has!
The live auction will be led by local philanthropist and entrepreneur Tara Jasper. There will also be a raffle featuring gift baskets stocked full of Sonoma County bounty.
Local food, beer, cider, and wine is included in the ticket price.
Let's come together to support immigrant families in this time of crisis and strengthen the Graton Day Labor Center's capacity to remain on the front lines of the movement for rights and dignity of immiigrants and workers in Sonoma County!
Become a sponsor, donate to our raffle or live auction, or purchase your tickets online today!
Shone Farm Pavilion is located at 7450 Steve Olsen Lane, near Forestville.