Friday, November 12, 2010

CIRC Holds 2010 Statewide Assembly in Glenwood Springs

Hundreds of immigrant rights advocates to call for Reform, Relief, and Respect

Glenwood Springs, CO- This weekend, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) will bring together over 60 organizations from throughout the state for a two-day convening, building crucial momentum for immigrant rights and policy reforms. Those attending include over 300 faith leaders, educators, students, labor and community organizers, service providers, and other allies.

“We decided to hold the CIRC Assembly in Glenwood Springs as a tribute to the great efforts for immigrant justice happening here in the Mountain Region,” noted Brendan Greene, the Mountain Region organizer for CIRC.

Greene organizes in dozens of different mountain communities, from Dillon to Telluride.

“Now that we have reach into so many parts of the state, this year’s assembly will provide critical leadership development for new members,” noted Gina Mill├ín, CIRC’s Operations Manager and organizer of this year’s event. “Over three hundred participants are coming to get much needed skills, network with other activists, and plan out the next year. We are ready to work in 2011 to help achieve Reform, Relief, and Respect for the immigrant communities of Colorado. And doing it in Glenwood Springs at this time of year will give us a beautiful mountain setting to appreciate why we do this work.”

CIRC holds an annual statewide assembly as part of its capacity building commitment to its members. To learn more, visit: www.coloradoimmigrant.org.