Date/Time Event
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
May First March for Immigrant Workers
Arlington Courthouse Plaza, Arlington VA

The May First Coalition invites you to March from Virginia to the White House to celebrate the contributions of immigrant workers and protest the harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration. Millions of immigrants have come to the United States in search of the American dream. They have worked hard to build lives, raise families, and contribute to the social and economic development of their communities, states and adopted country. The harsh anti-immigrant crackdown of the Trump administration seeks to destroy families and harm our economy. We will March on May first to let the them know that Virginians cherish our rich immigrant history and insist that our country and communities remain welcoming and respectful of all who make our great country their home.

WHEN & WHERE: May 1st, 2017. We will begin marching at 01:30 pm at Courthouse Plaza (2100 Clarendon Blvd Arlington, VA 22201) to the White House. You can see the route here:

11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington VA


 Thursday, April 27, 2017 (11:30-2:00 pm – door opens at 11:00am)  4444 Arlington Boulevard Arlington, VA 22204 – UUCA (Lunch will be served)

WHAT: VACOLAO invites you to a lunch-time discussion of our legislative agenda where we will talk about our legislative success stories and work that remains to be done. Senators, Delegates and immigrant right advocates will be part of the discussion.

VACOLAO in collaboration with our organizational partners and hundreds of statewide immigrant advocates, pushed for pro immigrant bills, in both the House and the Senate, such as access to driver’s license for undocumented immigrants in Virginia, as well as for Equity tuition for DREAMers and many other bills and issues such as Medicaid expansion. VACOLAO also pushed back against anti-immigrant bills that were defeated either at the bill stage or vetoed by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

This is an opportunity to meet with advocates and legislators and discuss issues that important to immigrants residing in Virginia.

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington VA (4444 Arlington Boulevard Arlington, VA 22204)

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 11:30 – 2:00 pm (Lunch will be served, door opens at 11:00am)

REGISTRATION: Seating is limited so please registered at your earliest convenience by clicking here:  If you have questions, please email us at or call us at 703-772-1555.

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conozca sus derechos, preparacion de poderes legales en caso de deportacion
Heritage Building, West Wing, Annandale VA

Taller para la enseñarle sus derechos en caso de redada de la migra (ICE) y para ayudarle a llenar los poderes legales en caso de que usted sea deportado. Este poder legal le serviará para que disponga de sus bienes muebles e inmuebles, cuentas de banco, y otros asuntos importantes. Estarán los abogados del Legal Aid Justice Center. Este evento es organizado por #LegalAidJusticeCenter

Ante tanta incertidumbre y miedo, aqui estamos para servirle y luchar juntos!!!

8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia Latino/Immigrant Advocacy Day
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,, Richmond VA

VACOLAO’s Immigrant Advocacy Day 2016

VACOLAO – VIRGINIA IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY DAY (Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Richmond, Virginia (Scholarships available)

WHAT: Join the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)’s annual Immigrant Advocacy Day to meet with elected representatives and advocate for legislation and issues important to Virginia’s immigrant communities. The top priorities of VACOLAO’s legislative agenda are: Driver’s License Access for all immigrants in Virginia, expanding in-state tuition for DREAMers regardless of their legal status, passing a resolution for the General Assembly condemning “hate speech” and celebrating diversity to ensure that Virginia welcomes all of its residents, and the Gap on Medicaid among others.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (We will provide a light breakfast and lunch)

Transportation will be available for those travelling from Arlington to Richmond. We will have a bus leaving from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2700 S. 19th Street, Arlington, VA 22204 at 6:30am that morning. Please arrive by 6:15am. We will be returning to northern Virginia at 5:00pm.

WHERE: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 815 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219 near the General Assembly Building.


Registration fee: $ 20.00. We have scholarships available

Should you decide to pay by check, please make all checks payable to VACOLAO and send to 6066 Leesburg Pike, suite 520, Falls Church, VA 22041.


CONTACT: Please contact us at or by phone at 703-772-1555 with any questions.

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Forum: Resultado de las elecciones y el impacto en asuntos de inmigración en Virginia.
United Methodist Church of Culmore, Falls Church VA

dacaForo Comunitario – Resultado de las elecciones y el impacto en asuntos de inmigración en Virginia.

QUE: Le invitamos a este foro comunitario para discutir sobre los resultados de las elecciones generales y el impacto en la comunidad inmigrante de Virginia. Como podría impactar al alivio migratorio conocido como DACA? Que pasara con el Programa de Protección Temporal (TPS). Asimismo, brindaremos un taller sobre “Conozca sus Derechos” para asegurarnos que miembros de la comunidad estén listos para ejercerlos. Acompáñenos y organicemos a nuestra comunidad para responder contra la amenaza del nuevo gobierno en este país.

CUANDO: martes 15 de noviembre 2016 de 7:15pm a 8:30 p.m.

DONDE: 3400 Charles St, Falls Church, VA 22041 (United Methodist Church of Culmore)

REGISTRACION: En este enlace:

Para mas información contáctenos a or 703-772-1555.

Organizado por  La Asociacion de Vecinos de Culmore, el Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program y la Coalicion de Organizaciones Latinas de Virginia (VACOLAO)

Community Post-Election Debriefing and Know Your Rights Training

WHAT: We would like to invite you to our community forum to discuss the results of this year’s election and its impact on the immigrant community in Virginia including how it could impact administrative relief programs DACA and DAPA as well as Temporary Protection Status (TPS). We will also provide “Know your Rights” training to ensure that members of our communities are aware of their rights and how to exercise them.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15 2016 from 7:15pm to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: 3400 Charles St, Falls Church, VA 22041 (United Methodist Church of Culmore)

REGISTRATION: Please click here:

For more information, please contact us at or 703-772-1555.

Organized by Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program and Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)

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