Newsletter – May 11 2018

Dear AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Members,

This is it. The last Chapter Chair notes that I will write. What started on May 3, 2017 is now done. I am switching my signature to read “Past...

Dear AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter,

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Thanks to Wikipedia, I found out that, originally Cinco de Mayo was a commemoration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French...

Newsletter – Apr 27 2018

“Freedom is never given, it is won” A. Philip Randolph.

This appeared on the trophy I was given yesterday as the recipient of the Tommie Smith/John Carlos Award at the 66th Annual NAACP...

Newsletter – Apr 13 2018

Dear AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Members,

Citizen Participation in Democracy

Washington D.C. is extremely beautiful this time of year and we were met with great weather, cherry blossoms...

Newsletter – Apr 6 2018

Dear AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Members,

I am not sure exactly why, but amid doom and gloom, I am feeling excited about immigration this week. It could be because I had a couple of people...

Newsletter – Apr 1 2018

Dear AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Members,

Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

This week I got to read the submissions of 5th Graders who participated in the Essay Contest sponsored by our...

Newsletter – Feb 23 2018

Dear AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Members,

One of these days I will start my Friday chair notes with an exciting, victorious, pro-active piece of news. Not this week. I may have mentioned...

Newsletter – Feb 17 2018

Will the news get better?

This is one of those weeks where I felt everything was on fast forward mode. I have a hard time remembering what happened when because there is so much that has...

Newsletter – Feb 9 2018

Dear AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Members,

Returning from the AILA Midwinter Conference, I came away with a renewed belief in AILA, an admiration for all the challenging work that is being...

Newsletter – Jan 26 2018

I had a hard time putting together this week’s Chair notes. Not because there was no immigration news of note, but because week after week, it just feels like we are piling on more bad stuff...