Education, Capacity Building & Community Resources
NNIRR’s education and capacity building supports a multiracial, multiethnic, multilingual and anti-oppression movement led by those bearing the brunt of the effects of injustice and oppression: low-income immigrant and refugee communities.
Grounded in popular education, NNIRR has created tools and spaces to share experiences, understand those of others, and develop strategy and collective visions for a better world.
In addition NNIRR resources, see links below for Know Your Rights,
Community Hotlines, and more resources from trusted partners and friends in the social justice movement.
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Popular Education & Training Tools
NNIRR’s landmark popular education curriculum BRIDGE (Building a Race & Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy), offers a series of educational modules to help facilitate community discussions on the social justice issues that intersect with immigrant rights. To support popular education-based community dialogue, we also offer several stand-alone modules and facilitation guides for free download.
Film and media are a powerful way to convey messages and get conversations started in communities about difficult topics. NNIRR has provided a listing of 20 current films that deal with different aspects of immigration in the U.S. and causes of migration from a global perspective. NNIRR has provided a discussion guide, as well as brief synopsis of films with additional questions pertaining to each particular film and topic.
NNIRR published resources that provide analysis, historical framework and trends in immigration policy and intersecting issues, such as climate change and the environmental push factors that contribute to migration, gender issues and international global migration.
Community Resources & Legal Assistance
- Immigration Advocates Network: Go here to check for contacts in their Legal Directory.
- ImmigrationLawHelp.org: Online Directory of Legal Services for Low-income Immigrant Communities
- ICE Online Detainee Locator System: you can enter a person’s name and A# or date of birth to find a loved one in the custody of immigration agents anywhere around the country.
Many local Bar Associations have referral services – here are a few examples but we suggest doing a search of your area for “Bar Association of (name of city)”:
Legal Advocacy Toolkits & Resources
- All-In-One Guide to Defeating ICE Hold Requests: Tool for organizers & advocates to prevent deportations. Published by National Immigration Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Immigrant Defense Project, Washington Defenders Association, and the National Immigration Law Center.
- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild: Online legal & community resource including a national directory of immigration attorney and other community resources.
- Deportation 101: A Community Resource on Anti-Deportation Education and Organizing (available in Spanish)
- Are Immigrants Eligible for Federal Programs? (Prepared by Lawinfo.com, updated May, 2021)
- A Step-by-step process for how to document abuses in your community: For more info, see our HURRICANE pageI
- International Refugee Assistance Project (resources in multiple languages)
- Mental health support for migrants and refugees, including for families separated at the border, children and multilingual resources
- Social Security Disability Benefits Guide for Non-Citizens
- Students & Youth
- Workers & Advocates