200 N. Chatham Ave. Siler City, NC 27344     919-742-1448

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Make a change with your change

This September, when you shop at the awesome Chatham Market Place in Pittsboro, you can round-up your purchase to the nearest dollar and all the change collected will be donated to The Hispanic Liaison.

Every cent counts! Please support our local coop and The Hispanic Liaison.
Thank you!

Join us for our 24th Anniversary Celebration!
A huge thanks to the Chatham Market Place!

Meet Paola, our newest staff member!

We are thrilled to welcome Paola Rodriguez as our new Advocacy & Civic Engagement Program Manager.

Paola was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and moved to NC in 2010 with her family. After finishing her high school studies in Wayne County, she attended East Carolina University in Greenville and completed a BA of Science in University Studies, with a concentration in Health and Wellness, and a minor in Psychology.

Most recently, she served as the Community Partnerships and Public Affairs Coordinator for AMEXCAN (Association of Mexicans in North Carolina), where she focused on social change efforts regarding education, leadership, health, and Hispanic culture.  At The Liaison, her commitment is to defend and advance the rights of the Hispanic community and immigrants at the local and state levels.

You can contact her at 919-742-1448 or paola(at)evhnc.org

Welcome to our EVH family, Paola!

Anniversary Celebration Raffle ~ 5 chances to win!

New service ~ Free Immigration Legal Clinic

We now offer FREE consultations with immigration attorneys
and FREE DACA renewals – some scholarships are available
for Chatham and Wake county residents to help with the DACA renewal fee.

The legal clinic takes place on Thursday afternoons. By appointment only.
Call us at 919-742-1448 to schedule an appointment. Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Thank you to our immigration clinic partners:

1st Thursday        Veronica Semino, Semino Law

2nd Thursday     Ashley Harris, Law Offices of Ashley Harris

3rd Thursday     Claudia Minoiu, Transparency Immigration

4th Thursday     David Brown, Apex Immigration Services (BIA)

Youth Group Present to Chatham Commissioners

On Monday, April 15, several youth from our Orgullo Latinx Pride Youth Group presented to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. Eleven of our youth did a fantastic job representing our community and organization. The youth shared their stories, talked about the positive impact of the youth program in their lives and voiced their concerns about the anti-immigrant backlash in our nation. We are very PROUD of all of them!  For more pictures scroll above or click here for Facebook album

A successful Legal Fair 2019

We were honored to offer crucial information and services at our  3rd Legal Fair on Saturday, April 6 in Siler City.

Legal Fair by the numbers:

  • Hosted 225 participants
  • Offered 58 free legal consultations to 82 individuals thanks to 13 volunteer attorneys
  • Expo with 15 exhibitors ~ attorneys, the consulates of Mexico and Guatemala, businesses and nonprofits
  • 7 workshops with 17 presenters:
    • Dialog with Law Enforcement with Chatham Sheriff Mike Roberson and  Siler City Chief Jeanne Miller
    • Know Your Rights & Legislative Update
    • Emergency Planning & Powers of Attorney
    • Tenant’s Rights
    • Family Law
    • Dialog for Latinx Youth
    • Dialog for Allies

Many thanks to ALL who made the Legal Fair possible:

  • 28 event sponsors!
  • 58 volunteers who contributed  500 hours of service
  • 13 volunteer attorneys who offered 58 free consulations:
    • Apex Immigration Services
    • Burgos Chala Law
    • Chapman Law Firm
    • Elliot Morgan Parsonage, PLLC
    • Gibson Law, PLLC
    • Goyal Law Office, PLLC
    • Law Office of Derrick J. Hensley, PLLC
    • Law Offices of Ginky L. Torres
    • Morgan & Cesanelli Law
    • Semino Law, P.A.
    • Transparency Immigration
    • UNC School of Law Immigration Clinic
  • Mike Dasher, Chair, Chatham County Board of Commissioners for the event welcome
  • Walter Gomez our fabulous MC and presenter
  • Our talented interpreters ~ Reynaldo Diaz and Abraham Martinez
  • Our wonderful hosts and the staff of Jordan Mathews High School
A huge thanks to our VIP sponsors!

          

 

         

We are hiring!

El Vínculo Hispano  seeks a dynamic and motivated individual to lead our Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program.  The program’s purposes are to build the long-term power of directly impacted Latinxs and protect and advance the rights of immigrants in North Carolina.
Primary responsibilities:
  • Empower  directly impacted Hispanics to identify issues of common concern and develop strategies to address these issues
  • Coordinate leadership, civic engagement, and know your rights trainings
  • Develop response strategies to address raids and deportations
  • Assist in the case management for families impacted by raids or deportations
  • Participate in regional and statewide coalitions to advance immigrants’ rights
  • Engage in Census 2020 efforts to ensure that Latinxs are counted
  • Participate in voter outreach and education
  • Recruit and manage program volunteers
  • Manage program related social media and text messaging service
  • Assist in fund raising efforts
  • Prepare program reports for the board of directors and funders
  • Participate in other organizational activities and events
  • Utilize our database and other tools to track program data and results
Qualifications:
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (must be able to speak, read and write)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in community organizing with Latinxs
  • College degree preferred
  • Ability to work with persons of varying socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Organized and strategic
  • Team builder and team player
  • Committed to social justice and equity
  • Knowledgeable of Latin American cultures
  • Proficient in MS Office programs
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Able to manage priorities and deadlines
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends
Desired Attributes:
  • Strong committment to EVH’s mission
  • Able to relate to immigrants’ experiences
  • Able to motivate and inspire community members and allies
  • Knowledgeable of racial and gender equity principals
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising a plus
  • Experience with volunteer management a plus
Compensation:

Salary range of $31,200 to $35,300 annually, depending on experience
10 days’ vacation, 11 paid holidays, 12 days’ sick leave plus health insurance stipend

To apply: 

No phone calls please.  Email résumé and bilingual cover letter to info@evhnc.org, subject line “advocacy program manager”. Position open until filled.

EVH is an equal opportunity employer that is  committed to diversity and inclusion.
Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, disability, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Legal Fair Sat. April 6, 2019

Join us at the Legal Fair this Saturday, April 6 at Jordan Mathews High School at 910 E. Cardinal St., Siler City
The Legal Fair will offer 7 workshops (see below), an Expo of legal services, consulates and  agencies, AND free consultations with attorneys.
Childcare is NOT available. Delicious tacos will be on sale. Questions? Call us at 919-742-1448
PROGRAM: 
11:30 AM       Registration & schedule free consultations with attorneys (appointments  on a first-come, first-served basis)
 1:00 PM         Opening & Welcome

                 Ilana Dubester, Executive Director, The Hispanic Liaison
                 Mike Dasher, Chair, Chatham County Board of Commissioners

1:30 PM         Plenary Session ~ Dialog with Law Enforcement Leaders

Law enforcement leaders will share information and answer questions from the audience.
                    Sheriff Mike Roberson, Chatham County
                    Sheriff Tracy Carter, Lee County
                    Interim Police Chief Jeanne Miller, Siler City Police Department

Simultaneous Workshops ~ 2:45 to 3:45 PM
Know Your Rights & Legislative Update           

Information about ICE raids, immigrants’ rights and pending anti-immigrant legislation in North Carolina.

 Family Law 

Information about divorce and child custody issues.

 Tenant’s Rights

Information about tenant’s rights and fair housing laws.

Simultaneous Workshops ~ 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Dialog for Immigrant Allies

Information about immigration laws, the recent ICE raids and how allies can support immigrants’ rights.

Latinx Youth Dialog 

A safe space for Latinx youth to talk about issues that affect their lives, learn about resources and strategies for taking action to advance immigrants’ rights.

Emergency Planning & Powers of Attorney

How to protect your family in case of deportation and powers of attorney. If you want a power of attorney, you must attend this workshop to register for the free legal clinic on 6/15/2019.

 

 

Presentation to Siler City Commissioners

You’re invited to an important meeting with the Siler City Town Commissioners on Monday, April 1 at 7pm sharp.

During the past 2 years, The Hispanic Liaison, in collaboration with the Town of Siler City and many other organizations, have participated in a program of UNC’s Latino Migration Project. The goal was to develop recommendations to the town to improve access to the services and opportunities from the Town of Siler City.

At this meeting, we’ll present our recommendations to the town commissioners. Please join us to learn more and to show your support for our efforts. Spanish interpreting will be provided. Call us at 919-742-1448 if you have any questions.

Liberation Not Deportation

Please help families impacted by the ICE raids to reunite with their loved ones.  We have raised $36,000 and only need $4,000 more to reach  our goal!

In just one week this February, ICE detained 297 immigrants in NC; the majority were from our region. Your donation will help families in Chatham, Lee, Orange, Durham, Randolph and Wake counties.

 
The Liberation Not Deportation Fund is a joint effort between The Hispanic Liaison and El Centro Hispano to help families directly impacted by the ICE raids pay for legal representation. The fee to hire an immigration attorney ranges from $5,000 to $15,000.  
Can we count on your generosity to help these families? Thank you!
You may donate via Facebook or mail a check with memo Liberation Fund to:
Hispanic Liaison
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344
 
If you know someone who needs help, please ask them to call:
The Hispanic Liaison (919) 742-1448 or
El Centro Hispano (919) 687-4635
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