Trailer for a Centro Presente-produced video on the activities of the Immirant Workers Center at Centro Presente.
A short video to promote membership in Centro Presente.
A video describing the Goals of some of our staff and members.
What are your goals for the Latino Immigrant Community?
Institutional video for Centro Presente on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary produced by Intercultural Productions and Centro Presente describing our mission, some of our history and vision for the Latino immigrant community in the United States.
In July 2011, Centro Presente and its allies held a vigil in protest of the Secure Communities program of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in front of City Hall. Starting in the afternoon the vigil lasted through the evening until the following morning and includedd a showing of the docuemntary “The Invisibles.”
As part of its national initiative, SOMOS/WE ARE, the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) has prodcued a Public Service Announcement to be broadcast in a variety of media outlets. Centro Presente, an active member of NALACC coordinated the production of the video with Boston-based company Intercultural Productions.
In July 2011 the activists of the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM) once again held a vigil on the steps of the Massachusetts State House to protest anti-immigrant ammendments which were added to the State’s budget. As they had in 2010, the youth slept out on the steps of the State House to draw the public’s attention to these ammendments. With support from many allies, including Centro Presente, they succeeded in getting the ammendments removed.
On June 1, 2011 Centro Presente coordinated a lobby day at the Massachusetts State House to educate Legislators about the negative impacts of ICE’s Secure Communities program on the immigrant community and community policing efforts.
Supporters: ACLU of Massachusetts, AFSC Project VOICE, Agencia ALPHA, Boston New Sanctuary Movement, Brazilian Immigrant Center, Brazilian Women’s Group, Cambridge United for Justice with Peace, Centro Presente, Chelsea Collaborative, La Comunidad Inc., Dominican Development Center, Immigrant Workers Center Collaborative (IWCC), Jobs With Justice - MA, Justice at Work, MassCOSH, The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), Matahari - Eye of the Day, Metrowest Worker Center, National Lawyers Guild, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE), The Network/La Red and Student Immigrant Movement.
Members of the Workers Rights Committee of Centor Presente organized a Press Conference to publicize the case of immigrant workers whose labor rights were being violated by an employer at the restaurant where they worked. After a public campaign, which included their particiaption in this press conference the workers recovered their lost wages.
A short video shot at the Massachusetts State House during the launch of the Participatory Action Research Fellowship of the Women’s Pipeline for Change, an initiative to promote the particiaption of women of color in local and state politics in Massachusetts.