Cambiando Vidas

 

Cambiando Vidas – Changing lives

 

Michelle Garcia

Community Development Organizer – Immigration & Latinx

mgarcia@accessliving.org

(312) 640-2194

Cambiando Vidas (CV) began as a group for Latinx people with disabilities. As immigration moved into the political spotlight across the country, CV has evolved to include immigrants of other communities as well as Latinx folks.

Get Involved with CV

  • CV provides a critical space for immigrants with disabilities to come together, organize, and effect change
  • CV recently has targeted legislative work in Illinois, including the Keep Illinois Families Together Act, which would limit assistance with ICE in facilities as public schools, libraries, hospitals, and other institutions. KIFTA also:
    • Restricts law enforcement agencies from entering into agreements with ICE that turn officers into ICE agents
    • Requires government agencies to remove questions regarding immigration status (including place of birth) from their forms unless they are legally required to collect that information
  • CV meets from 3 – 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month

Cambiando Vidas meetings are conducted in Spanish. Interpreters are provided. For more information on CV, including meeting times and locations, contact the Latinx/Immigration Community Organizer.

Immigration advocates, two are men who are standing and a woman using a wheelchair attending a rally.
Cambiando Vidas provides a critical space for immigrants with disabilities to come together, organize, and effect change.

Cambiando Vidas (CV)

Cambiandos Vidas comenzó como un grupo para personas Latinxs con discapacidades. A medida que el tema migratorio pasó a ser el centro de atención política en todo el país, Cambiando Vidas  evoluciono a incluir inmigrantes de otras comunidades, al igual que a Latinxs.

Involucrese con CV

  • CV proporciona un espacio crítico para que inmigrantes con discapacidades se reúnan, organicen y efectúen cambios.
  • CV recientemente se ha centrado en el trabajo legislativo en Illinois, incluida la Ley Keep Illinois Families Together Act, Exigiria a las agencias gubernamentales estatales y locales que eliminen las preguntas sobre el estado migratorio (incluido el lugar de nacimiento) de sus formularios a menos que la ley les exija recopilar esta información; y   b) Restringir que las agencias policiacas estatales y locales celebren acuerdos 287 (g) con ICE que conviertan a sus funcionarios en agentes de ICE.
  • El CV se reúne de 3 a 5 p.m. cada segundo y cuarto martes del mes.

Las reuniones de Cambiando Vidas se conducen en español. Se proporcionan intérpretes. Para obtener más información sobre Cambiando Vidas, incluiyendo el horario y lugar de las reuniónes, comuníquese con la organizadora de la comunidad de Latinx / Immigracion.