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La Raza Centro Legal INA Outreach and Education

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $43,664)

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 implement public education campaigns to address immigration related unfair employment discrimination by educating workers, employers, and the general public about the anti-discrimination provision of the INA.

La Raza Centro Legal (La Raza) will implement a comprehensive and multi-pronged education and outreach program to the largest growing vulnerable populations of California. La Raza will employ multiple strategies to ensure the low-wage, immigrant, monolingual Spanish-speaking and Latino communities are aware of their INA rights and are able to file meritorious claims. The strategies will include presentations, trainings, festivals/community events, media, and counseling and referral. La Raza's experience in using these strategies as well as working with partners in the community and the media will allow for the INA education and outreach to be cost-effective and reach a great number of the individuals in the community.


Date Created: January 2, 2011