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Immigrant rights workshops announced

August 8, 2017

The City of Hayward today announced two upcoming Know Your Rights Workshops oriented toward immigrant residents and scheduled to take place Sept. 19 and Oct. 17.

The workshops, hosted by the city, will be presented by the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP) and cover constitutional protections and other legal rights enjoyed by all residents regardless of immigration status. The workshops also will include information about Hayward Sanctuary City policies.

The workshops are one initiative of a Community Task Force appointed Jan. 17 by the City Council to review progress and recommend updates to the 1992 Hayward Anti-Discrimination Action Plan, as well as to provide other recommendations for enhancing equal treatment of all residents in Hayward.

The upcoming workshops are scheduled to be presented in Spanish from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at La Familia Family Resource Center, 22366 Fuller Ave., Hayward, and in English from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hayward Main Library, 835 C Street.

The Community Task, whose work readers can learn more about at the Task Force webpage on the City of Hayward website, is scheduled to present its Anti-Discrimination Plan update recommendations to the City Council on Sept. 26.