Local leaders and community members will speak out against hatred and violence and for immigrant rights during a media conference and rally at noon today.
SAfER is a program of Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC). Led by residents of Springfield, SAfER’s purpose is to promote human rights, respond when abuses of human dignity occur, and urge public institutions to address social justice concerns. SAfER is joined in the Standing Against White Nationalism event by Centro Latino Americano, NAACP, Beyond Toxics, ACLU People Power, Common Sense Justice, Civil Liberties Defense Center, Friends of Sanctuary, Working Families Party and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).
Speakers will include Joe Berney, Lane County Commissioner, Leonard Stoehr, Teamsters Local 206, Trevor Whitbread, Centro Latino Americano and a Springfield resident, Pat Riggs-Henson, union activist and Springfield resident, Pablo Alvarez, of Beyond Toxics and the NAACP, Cooper Brinson of Civil Liberties Defense Center, and Samantha Alcantar of City-wide MEChA.