Events and Blog Headlines from Long Island Wins

Important Events on Long Island:
1. Friday, May 8, 2009: PLEASE JOIN US IN REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF MARCELO LUCERO. The Long Island Immigrant Alliance is holding a memorial vigil to mark the six month anniversary of the death of Ecuadoran immigrant Marcelo Lucero.
The vigil will be held at 7PM at the place where Marcelo Lucero was killed after being attacked by seven young men. The vigil will be at Railroad Ave. and Sephton St. in Patchogue, next to the railroad station. For more info, contact Luis Valenzuela or Ed Roldan at 631-789-0720.
2. Thursday, May 14, 2009:Immigration on Long Island: New Directions and Opportunities for Civic Engagement” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Adelphi University’s Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The forum will focus on the relationship between current global economic realities and domestic immigration policy challenges, identifying the pressures which lead to migration, as well as host country and community responses to new immigrants, including trends in labor, integration, and citizenship policies and their impact on new immigrant populations.
The keynote address will be delivered by Michele Wucker, executive director of the World Policy Institute.  Following Ms. Wucker’s talk, a panel of local experts will respond and offer their perspectives. The panelists are The Honorable Edward Romaine, Suffolk County Legislator; Dr. Margaret Gray, assistant professor of political science, Adelphi University; Mr. David Dyssegaard Kallick, senior fellow, Fiscal Policy Institute.
To register, please call Sarah Eichberg, director of community research, at 516.877.4418 or email by May 7.
Highlights from
Immigrants Rally by the Tens of Thousands: People gathered for May Day 2009 celebrations and rallies across the country and around the globe.
Senate Immigration SubCom hearing on Immigration: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told the subcommittee chaired by NY Senator Chuck Schumer that: “There is little doubt that unauthorized, that is, illegal, immigration has made a significant contribution to the growth of our economy.”
Another Epidemic: Anti-Mexican Intolerence: Amidst terrible suffering in Mexico and the sweep of the so-called swine flu to 11 countries around the world thus far, comes an other insidiously viral factor: hate speech from the American right.
Full Coverage of the Luis Ramirez Trial: Earlier this week, two young men accused in the killing of Luis Ramirez last July were aquitted of murder and ethnic intimidation by an all White jury and found guilty only of simple assault. See how the trial unfolded by reading the summaries of the trial testimony.
Long Islanders Support the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: Last week, Domestic Workers United launched their week of action in support of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. With numerous events, a March for Respect with domestic workers and supporters in NYC’s Upper East Side, sermons in the pulpits, and lobbying in Albany, the week ended with a press conference on LI to urge Long Island Senators and Assembly members to join in support of the Bill.
Please contact with any questions, to submit immigration related news stories, events, request for speakers and your suggestions on how to engage Long Islanders on these important issues.
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