Author Archives: Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

About Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition

Fighting for justice for the immigrant community in Brown University and the Providence area.

BIRC Stands In Solidarity With Gaza

On Saturday November 17th, 2012, Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition took action in solidarity with Brown Students for Justice in Palestine¬†and our Palestinian sisters and brothers in Gaza. We had a silent precession through Thayer street that culminated in a 50 … Continue reading

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BIRC Sponsors Immigration Week on campus

From October 15th-21st, BIRC will be partnering with other student organizations around campus for Immigration Week. Immigration Week is dedicated to raising awareness about issues surrounding immigration reform in America. We hope to challenge the Brown community to think about … Continue reading

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BIRC supports H7340 — Access to higher education for ALL

Today, Rhode Island undocumented youth, members of the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition, and allies (CASO, ACLU, and others) made our voices heard at the Rhode Island state house in support of H7340 – Tuition Equity. Members of BIRC testified in … Continue reading

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BIRC hosts Professor Aviva Chomsky and the CIW (Coalition of Immokalee Workers): “The Roots of Migration”

Activist and Professor of History at Salem State University, Aviva Chomsky, will be providing us with an in-depth analysis (followed by a discussion) on the roots of migration. What histories and economic forces move people to leave their families and … Continue reading

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Queer and Undocumented: Opening up the Dialogue on Queer Immigrants

The Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition invites you to join Juan Rodriguez and Felipe Matos on their talk titled: “Opening up the Dialogue on Queer Immigrants: Reclaiming the Sum of our Parts.” This will be a round table conversation about the … Continue reading

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Second Annual Tam Tran Scholarship Dinner

Donate: http://www.tamtranscholarship.org/ Last year, the Tam Tran Scholarship was created in order to honor the life and memory of Tam Ngoc Tran, a doctorate student in the American Civilization department who passed away in the Spring of 2010 in a … Continue reading

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BIRC holds press conference + rally in support of halting Shamir Ali’s deportation

On Wednesday, October 19, ICE picked up 25-year-old Shamir Amirali Ali in a workplace raid in Florida. Shamir can be deported to Bangladesh any day because of a previous deportation order. He is currently being held at the Broward Detention … Continue reading

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