Updates Bulletin

International Women's Day 2018

Date: March 7, 2018

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Central Valley Women to Join in the Celebration of International Women's Day by Challenging Unlawful Human Rights Violations of Immigrant Families in the

Central Valley

#TIMEISNOW to respect and uphold immigrant women and their families' human rights.

CONTACT:

Myrna Martinez Nateras, AFSC (559) 222-7678 or mnateras@afsc.org

WHAT: Fresno, Calif. – On this International Women's Day the Pan Valley Institute of The American Friends Service Committee will hold a press conference to express our voice for women's rights, gender equality and justice particularly within our Central Valley immigrant and refugee women and their children who are facing so much distress amidst the harsh immigration policies that are separating our families and intimidating our communities.

Together with other local immigrant rights organizations we will join the rest of the globe in the United Nation's International Women's Day celebration under the theme #timeisnow by calling attention to the recent ICE activity in the Central Valley and the immediate chaos and instability that these detainments are causing to our communities.

We will call on our elected officials and the President to STOP using immigrants and refugees as a political game and demonstrate political will and wisdom to find a solution to the current immigration crisis they have caused.

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM

WHERE: Robert E. Coyle Federal Building, 2500 Tulare Street, Fresno

WHO: Pan Valley Institute of The American Friends Service Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 6, 2018