La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles

Grantee Year: 
2017
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

Founded in 2008, La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles (hereafter "Asamblea") is a statewide, faith based organization which organizes immigrants from primarily Catholic Latino congregations to build power for changes in the immigration system and the underlying political and economic structures behind it. Their mission is to build leadership in the community and act in collective power to change the politics that affect the destiny of their people, taking the gospel call for justice into the public arena. The organizational vision of Asamblea is for Emancipation which we define as "the transformation of individuals, society and the system for the transformation of immigrant people, a people in struggle." Their platform calls for a path to citizenship, workers’ rights, access to higher education, civic participation and media justice.