PEOC 2016 Fundraiser: Avanzar Juntos/Moving Forward Together

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Saturday, July 23rd:
5 PM to 9 PM
Ebbel Hall
585 E. Holt Avenue Pomona, CA 91768

Please join us for our 4th annual PEOC Fundraiser. This year we’ll be hosting our event at The Historical Society of Pomona Valley, also known as Ebell Hall from 5 PM to 9 PM. There, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand about the work of the PEOC, our day laborers and women workers and the community leaders who have supported our efforts.

In order to continue building on our accomplishments, we need your support!

Become A Sponsor

As a sponsor you will receive promotion of your organization or as an individual during the event on our program and promotion materials.

We have four host/sponsorship levels that one can donate at
Champion: $2,000+ 8 Complimentary tickets
Partner: $1,000 6 Complimentary tickets
Ally: $500 4 Complimentary tickets
Friend: $250 2 Complimentary tickets
Individual Ticket Prices:
– $30 for students
– $50 pre-sale
– $60 at the door
Dinner, art, music and a wondefur night provided with your contribution!
METHODS OF PAYMENT:
You can make your donation/ticket purchase the following ways:
– Eventbrite Page link here
– Online using PayPal on our website at http://pomonadaylabor.org/donate/
– Mailing your check to P.O. Box 2496, Pomona, CA. 91766. Make checks payable to Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Inc.
Your gift is tax deductible and will allow the PEOC to continue in strengthening our work and our community. For more information, please contact us at (909) 397-4215 or peoc.staff@pomonadaylabor.orgThis year, we will be honoring remarkable individuals and organizations who for many years have supported PEOC’s mission and goals.

– A.C.L.U (American Civil Liberties Union, Southern CA):
The ACLU So Cal chapter has been a champion and fierceless advocate for Constitutional rights since its foundation nearly a century ago. The ACLU So Cal ensures equity and equality for all regardless of immigration status, nationality, gender, sexuality, creed, religion or any other factor used to discriminate against any person. In 2013 the PEOC partnered with ACLU So Cal in a lawsuit with the US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)

– Cristina Carrizosa, Pomona City Councilmember:
For two decades, Councilmember Carrizosa has been an ardent supporter for the economic growth and prosperity for Pomona and its residents. She has being and advocate for educational, health and environmental justice initiatives, many of which she has spearheaded, both as a Councilmeber and as a community member. Her recent efforts to save the Pomona Public Library and to prevent a waste transfer station from being built in a low-income neighborhood are examples of her work and dedication.

– Angela Sanbrano, Board President for the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN):
Angela Sanbrano has been at the forefront for the protection of migrant and refugee rights for more than three decades as a pioneer in the Sanctuary Movement in the 1980s. She continues to be an ardent supporter and advocate for the immigrant community with her work with the Latina/Latino Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC)

PEOC ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND GOALS

Since its foundation in 1998, PEOC has been a champion for the community and a leader in advocacy for low-wage workers and immigrant residents of Pomona. For almost two decades, the PEOC has operated the Pomona Day Labor Center, the only worker center of its kind in the Inland Empire. In addition to day laborers, we organize alongside low-income immigrant residents, students, and allies throughout the region. Below are some of our recent accomplishments and goals for the near future:

– Day Laborers Program and Job Training:
The PEOC is one of few organizations in the region actively facilitating support to day laborers and other similar low-wage workers . We continually provide job development and job placement support, health and safety trainings, anti-wage theft work and more. In October 2015, the PEOC hosted a training by the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) in order for our workers and community members to be certified by this federal agency. This training was conducted free of charge to empower close to 3 dozen of our community members and workers about their rights and safety on the job.

– Women Workers’ Program:
In June 2015, we launched a Women Workers’ Program to support and facilitate employment and job training for low-wage working women in Pomona and around the region. The Women’s Program has been sending women out to work as well as providing key job trainings such as OSHA 10 certification, health and safety trainings and others. This year we aim to expand on our foundational work to assure work development and job placement to strengthen our community.

– Naturalization Services:
In August 2015, the PEOC obtained recognition and accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) under the US Dept. of Justice. We are now able to provide low-cost or free services such as document preparation, community forums, and workshops for the naturalization process and other immigration benefits. We also provide English as Second Language (ESL) classes to help our workers and community members improve their English skills and familiarity with American civics. Our intention is to promote stronger civic engagement within immigrant communities in our region.

– Lopez-Venegas v. Dept. of Homeland Security
In 2015, the PEOC was one of three organizational plaintiffs in the Lopez-Venegas v Johnson, a landmark case filed by ACLU against DHS. The triumph of this litigation allowed for thousands of Mexican nationals to lawfully return to the US after being coerced into signing “voluntary departure” with immigration agencies. This victory highlights our belief in due process and that family unity makes our communities thrive and flourish.

Please join us!

We look forward to seeing you there!