At our last meeting on August 17, the board unanimously elected our new Board Officers. We are grateful for their commitment and service to El Vínculo and our community.
Emilio is originally from Guatemala and grew up in Siler City, NC. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Public Policy. He brings many years’ experience on immigration and LGBTQ advocacy. Click here to learn more about him.
Selina is originally from Mexico and grew up in the small town of Vaughn in Warren County, NC. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in psychology and Hispanic Literature and Cultures. Selina is the first person in her family to attend and graduate from a university. Click here to learn more about her.
Very soon we will be starting our new youth group for Latinx High School students.
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Alvarado Jewelry #2 for hosting the event
Our 25 generous sponsors
The 16 law firms and agencies who hosted information tables
Our excellent team of 26 presenters and moderators
Siler City Mayor John Grimes and Chatham County Commissioner Karen Howard
The talented performers during our lunch break ~ musicians Alberto Zarraga and Marcus Napa, and poets Geo Parroquin, Gary Phillips and Genesis Ramirez
Our local law enforcement officials ~ Sheriff Mike Roberson, Captain Charles Gardner, Siler City Chief Gary Tyson and Pittsboro Chief Percy Crutchfield for participating in a community dialog session.
Our fabulous cook Elena Gonzalez
Geo DeSocio of 12 Audio Video for the sound
Our photographers Adrian Moreno and Walter Gomez
The talented team of interpreters
And the 47 volunteers who made this event possible!
Wonderful news! Yosselin Herrera, the young lady from Siler City who has been fighting for the right to stay in the U.S., will be able to plead for asylum in November. A huge thank you to all the organizations and individuals who are collaborating with The Hispanic Liaison to support Yosselin – SEIRN, United We Dream, National Lawyers Guild, the NC and Chatham NAACP, teachers and students, and Yosselin’s family.
We also wish to thank and recognize the leadership of our elected officials who passed resolutions on her behalf – Chatham County, the towns of Siler City and Pittsboro, and the Chatham School Board. It was an unprecedented and strong show of support for Yosselin and our entire community. We’re SO proud of Chatham County. THANK YOU!!
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This is what compassionate and courageous leadership looks like! We are very proud of our Chatham County Commissioners for unanimously approving a bilingual resolution asking the federal authorities to grant Yosselin Herrera’s petition for asylum in the US.
Beyond the crucial and wonderful support for Yosselin, it is a message to all of our community that Chatham Commissioners value and respect us, and are willing to take risks to protect us.
Thank you, Commissioners! Please read the resolution below and send them your thanks and praises.