CoFiA’s community organizer, Sayda Tuanama, and several members of the CoFiA Saturday delegados group, were invited by leaders of St. Michael’s Hispanic Congregation and Father Cho to present a workshop on “Know Your Rights”after the regular Wednesday night Spanish-language mass on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the church on Central Avenue in Palisades Park. The presentation was well-received by the congregants who stayed after the mass to participate.
Sayda and the group members had been rehearsing the presentation for several weeks, and were welcomed by the president of the Hispanic Congregation, Pedro Calan, and other officers. Participants took careful note of the suggestions that were presented about how to respond appropriately if officers of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service (ICE) come knocking at the door. Future workshops on other aspects of this difficult experience are planned.
Thank you, St. Michael’s, for helping us get this important information out to the community.