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WHAT: AFIRE, FACC, and the Filipino/a/x community will gather to seek a resolution to the forcible removal and violations set against the members, tenants, and community. WHEN: Monday, April 24, at 9AM WHERE: Rizal Center, 1332 West Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613 WHO: AFIRE staff, members, partners, supporters, Filipino/a/x community, allies, seniors, domestic workers, media, and lawyers On Saturday, April 22, 2017 AFIRE staff, member, and volunteers were forcibly removed from their office by their landlord the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago (FACC). AFIRE was scheduled to have a member meeting about rights for undocumented immigrants and domestic workers. There were multiple

Filipino Caregivers Unite with Illinois Domestic Workers Coalition

April 10, 2017 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION On March 25, more than 50 domestic workers from Latinx, Polish, and Filipinx community groups attended the Illinois Domestic Workers Community Forum in order to share their stories, experiences, and aspirations regarding working conditions, employers engagement, and labour protections. The forum was organized by the Illinois Domestic Workers Coalition which is composed of different domestic worker centers such as Arise Chicago, Latino Union of Chicago, and the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE). “This forum is an important space to allow domestic workers from different racial backgrounds to learn from eac

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