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LULAC Workforce Anti-Discrimination Education Campaign: Local community workshops

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $45,000)

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) funds grants to conduct public education programs about the rights afforded potential victims of employment discrimination and the responsibilities of employers under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §1324b. Programs funded by the OSC grant program are required to design and successfully implement public education campaigns to address immigration related unfair employment discrimination by educating workers, employers, and the general public about the anit-discrimination provision of the INA.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Institute, Inc. is the largest Hispanic membership-based organization in the country. The LULAC Institute will circulate and provide instruction on anti-discrimination material within Latino communities nationwide using a network of grassroots volunteers and community-based service providers.

The LULAC Institute will disseminate anti 'discrimination material identifying the categories of discrimination prohibited under the INA including: citizenship status discrimination, national origin discrimination, document abuse, and retaliation. LULAC Institute's educational efforts under the grant will be directed towards: 1) work-authorized and protected non-citizens; 2) citizens at risk of becoming victims of employment discrimination; and 3) employers, especially those in both large and small businesses, and industries that employ large number of individuals in categories 1) and 2).


Date Created: September 29, 2009