Protests Against HB 56
February 14th, Montgomery:
Valentine’s day rally at the Capitol. 11:30- 3:30pm.
February 7th, Montgomery:
Candlelight vigil at the Capitol during the governor’s State of the State speech urging the legislature to “Love Thy Neighbor.”
December 17th, Montgomery:
March from the Capitol to the Governor’s mansion.
October 21st, Birmingham:
Congressman Guitierrez addresses a rally at Fair Park Arena, 4 p.m.
Congressman Guitierrez is the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus task force on immigration and a leading proponent of immigration reform.
October 13th, Birmingham:
Grand Town Hall Meeting & Public Forum/Reunion General Comunitaria y Foro Publico
Glen Iris Elementary School. The event will examine how HB 56 affects immigration law, race relations, workers rights, and community-police relations. Contact Rev. Anthony Johnson, Community Relations Director of the Birmingham-Metro Chapter of the NAACP at 205.541.9719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 12th, Statewide:
“No Trabajo. No Escuela. No Compras” or “No Work. No School. No Shopping.”
Alabama Hispanics do not work, go to school, or shop to demonstrate their presence and the power of their absence statewide. Riveria Communications — is the group of Spanish-language radio stations promoting the boycott.
September 29th, Statewide:
DO NOT DRINK OR USE RUNNING WATER THURSDAY.
Unless we hear good news from the Judge Blackburn, thousands of people of conscience across the state of Alabama and the nation, including VamosTogether’s Movement Members, will join in solidarity with our undocumented brothers and sisters in Alabama and will not drink or use running water this Thursday. Learn why by clicking here.
September 1st, Birmingham:
A Rally for Alabama’s Future:
Held in Linn Park to mark the day the law was supposed to go into affect. Rally sponsors included: Appleseed, the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, the ACLU of Alabama, Beloved Community Church, Greater Birmingham Ministries, HICA, the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network, the SPLC, and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Educational Fund.
August 28th from 6-8:30pm, Montgomery:
“I Have a Dream” March on the State Capitol for Immigrant Justice
People of conscience are mobilizing against the civil rights abuses HB56. Marking the anniversary of Rev. King’s March on Washington and his legendary speech to the nation, “I Have A Dream,” we will follow in his footsteps. Speakers included State Senators Hank Sanders and Quinton Ross, the Rev. Robert Greatz, and Vamos Together Co-founder Edward Menefee.
July 30, Montgomery:
Prayer Vigil at the State Capital
Nearly 1,500 people from different religious denominations congregated at the State Capital to gather in brotherhood and show their solidarity against HB 56.
Pictures from Montgomery AL Protest 7-30-2011
Video from Montgomery AL Protest 7-30-2011
Videos from Past Protests:
Message from the sit in Join Us In Our Struggle
April 5, 2011, Atlanta, GA