Centro Legal De La Raza and Mayor Libby Schaaf Convene Roundtable Discussion in Response to the New Landscape for Immigrant Communities

Oakland, CA — This morning, representatives from Centro Legal de la Raza and locally based immigrant rights and advocacy organizations will be participating in a roundtable discussion with Mayor Libby Schaaf and other City officials on how best to coordinate efforts in the region, state and nation to respond to the new landscape for immigrant communities.

The meeting in the mayor’s office was co-convened by Mayor Schaaf and the leadership of Centro Legal de la Raza to address the heightened level of anxiety felt by members of the immigrant community in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. The conversation will serve as an opportunity to identify key resources and informational tools to help people navigate issues that may potentially arise from a Trump presidency.

Mayor Schaaf, representatives from Centro Legal, Oakland City Councilmembers, and representatives from other participating organizations will be available to meet with members of the media in front of City Hall immediately following the conclusion of the roundtable discussion.

WHAT: Media Availability following roundtable discussion on new landscape for immigrant communities.

WHO: Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland; Paul R. Chavez, Centro Legal de la Raza; and representatives from other leading immigrant rights and advocacy organizations including Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation; Catholic Charities of the East Bay; Immigration Center for Women and Children; East Bay Refugee Forum; California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC); and Asian Immigrant Women Advocates Oakland.

WHEN: 11:45AM

WHERE: Front Steps of Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza

ABOUT: Centro Legal de la Raza is a comprehensive legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. By combining quality legal services with know-your-rights education and youth development, Centro Legal promotes access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout Northern and Central California.