Justice on the Border: Minutemen, Militarization, and Deaths on the Migrant Trail

Coloradans For Immigrant Rights/AFSC, the Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center , and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado Proudly Presents:

Ray Ybarra – Justice on the Border: Minutemen, Militarization, and Deaths on the Migrant Trail

6:00 PM ~ Monday, January 14h, 2008!

Join us Monday, 6:00 PM, January 14th, 2008 as Ray Ybarra shares his work along the border.  Ray Ybarra is a human rights activist, writer, filmmaker, photographer, and public speaker. Born in Douglas , AZ , Ybarra’s mother was born just a few miles to the south in the town of Agua Prieta , Sonora .

Ybarra co-wrote and co-produced with AFSC the award-winning documentary, “Rights on the Line: Vigilantes at the Border,” was instrumental in bringing about a major civil rights lawsuit against one of the vigilantes, and created and coordinated the Legal Observer Project during the Minutemen’s operations. He has trained hundreds of volunteers and spent months following the Minutemen as they patrolled along the U.S.-Mexico Divide.

Ybarra has written about and given numerous talks on vigilantism, the militarization of the border and the growing immigrant’s rights movement at numerous universities including Stanford, Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and to community groups from Washington to Iowa . In addition to receiving awards for his commitment to social justice, Ybarra has testified in front of local and state bodies as well as having his work quoted at the United Nations. Ybarra is frequently quoted in both the national and international media and his work has been profiled in the Intelligence Report, Stanford Lawyer, and in a documentary that premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, ‘Crossing Arizona.’

Ybarra spent a year volunteering at a migrant center in Agua Prieta , Sonora , Mexico assisting with cleaning, preparing food, and conducting human rights discussions amongst the migrants.

Ybarra attended Cochise Community College in Douglas , AZ and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2002 and from Stanford Law School in 2007.

Topics covered

    * Immigration * The Humanitarian Crisis on the Border * Vigilantism * How Average Citizens can help stop the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Community Room, Denver , CO , for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants!

 If you would like more information about this skill share and or would like to request or propose a training, please ask at any time.   Email , Jordan T. Garcia at jgarcia@afsc. org or call 303.623.3464

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