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2006

Members of Juventud FACETA are among the 100+ activists attending the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Training Institute, April 7-9, 2006, conducted by the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Portland. Afterwards, JF members participate in the immigrant rights rally held at the capitol building in Salem.

Juventud FACETA helps to mobilize many of the hundreds of youth participants in a rally for comprehensive immigration reform, April 10, 2006, at the Federal Building in Eugene. See article: Susan Palmer, "Students Bear the Flag at Immigration Rally," The Register Guard (April 11, 2006).

Article: "Teen Center Moves Ahead," Eugene Weekly (April 27, 2006). Juventud FACETA partners with LEAD, a low-income youth organization, to establish a downtown Eugene teen center, Nuesta Lugar/Our Place Teen Center.

A Juventud FACETA member is co-host of the speaker program for "A Day Without Immigrants," a May 1, 2006, rally in support of comprehensive immigration reform, held at Eugene's Federal Building. JF members helped to organize and mobilize many participants.

Article: Lewis Taylor, "So Happy to be in Their Space," The Register Guard (May 21, 2006). Juventud FACETA and LEAD plan the move into a space acquired for a new downtown Eugene teen center.

Article: "Know Your Derechos," Eugene Weekly (June 8, 2006). Juventud FACETA, in conjunction with American Friends Service Committee's Project Voice, hosts a "Know Your Rights" training on Immigrant Rights Are Human Rights on June 10. It is aimed at Spanish-speaking families in the local community.

Article: Terra Williams, "Working Hard for Our Place: Teens and Adults Partner to Bring Teen Center to Reality," Eugene Weekly (August 10, 2006). Juventud FACETA helps LEAD and others prepare new Eugene teen center for opening.

Juventud FACETA participates in Western State Center's Community Strategic Training Initiative, August 11-13, 2006, at Reed College in Portland, along with 400 activists from several neighboring states.

Members of Juventud FACETA create an altar for the Day of the Dead exhibit at Maude Kerns Art Center, October 13 to November 3, 2006. The altar is dedicated to the innocents who perished in the recent attacks on communities in Israel and Lebanon. Several members also participate in a Folklorico dance presentation at the October 13 opening.

Article: Suzi Steffen, "Celebrate Los Jovenes," Eugene Weekly (October 19, 2006). Amigos to host a celebration in honor of Juventud FACETA.

Amigos and CAUSA honor Juventud FACETA for its community service, leadership, and human rights activities at an October 20, 2006, Open House at Amigos' new location in the old Whiteaker Elementary School in Eugene. Taking note of the occasion, Mayor Kitty Piercy states in a communication to Amigos: "You Know I support your work and will be there for you whenever I can. I am proud of these youth and their important roles in our community."

Juventud FACETA members participate in, and facilitate a training session at the First Gathering of Human Rights Promoters in the Northwest Region. The event, November 2-5, 2006, in Molala, Oregon, includes community members and organizers from Oregon and Washington, and is coordinated by the American Friends Service Committee.

Amigos and Juventud FACETA invite members of the community to join in celebrating La Posada Navideña and International Migrants Day on December 20, 2006, at their Whiteaker School location in Eugene.

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