Join Juntos on MLK Day & the Women’s March This Month
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The late Martin Luther King Jr. wrote these words in his letter from a Birmingham jail back in 1963. Now in 2018, these words have never rang truer.
Within the first week of the new year, we have seen that the Trump administration is wasting no time in continuing their onslaught of hate. This means that we must not waste any time in fighting back against any injustice coming from them. Please join us at two important upcoming events this month us as we, along with many other communities in our city, resist against hate.
- On Monday, January 15th our Executive Director, Erika Almiron, will be one of the speakers during “A People’s Call to Action Rally and Teach-Ins“ organized by our friends at POWER.
The event will take place at Dobbins Technical High School at 2150 W Lehigh Ave at 1:00 pm.
- On Saturday, January 20th Juntos Community Leader Olivia Ponce, will be speaking during the “2018 Women’s March On Philadelphia.” The march will take place at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway here in Philadelphia starting at 10:30 am.
We hope you are able to join us during these two incredible events as we remember and honor the legacy of those who have come before us and march towards a brighter future together.
Help Build the Resistance, Join the Juntos Board of Directors!
While there were many dark moments, last year we fought back against hate and injustice with powerful acts of resistance such as taking the streets during Philadelphia’s largest pro-immigrant rally or knocking on over 3,000 doors in 48 hours informing their neighbors of their rights. It takes people who are committed to fighting for justice to make change possible, which is why this year we are excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for new members to our Board of Directors.
In offering an open and accessible application to the local Philadelphia community, the current Juntos Board hopes to recruit new board members with a clear dedication to our mission and values as an organization.
Applicants interested in serving on the Juntos Board should familiarize themselves with the mission and history of Juntos, rules, and expectations of board membership, and submit along a letter of interest along with your application by February 1st, 2018. Please note that serving on the Juntos Board is a volunteer commitment and completely unpaid.
If you are passionate about social justice work, immigrant rights, or are seeking to make a greater impact in your community this new year, consider submitting an application using the form below.
Thank you for your work and commitment to justice and liberation.