Organizational Evaluation

On June 2, 2012, COLA’s Council members, together with Popular Education Consultants, met to analyze COLA’s current structures and programs.

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Strategic Planning Report

On September 10th and 11th, 2011, the Coalition of Latin-American Organizations (COLA) carried out a Strategic Workshop to envision COLA’s future based on the issues identified during the summer long Consulta Comunitaria process. The Consultas, or listening sessions, took place in Wilkesboro, Boone, Hendersonville, Franklin, Sylva, Asheville, and two focus groups (women and youth). Once the Consultas were completed, it was necessary to gather the acquired knowledge, analyze the prioritized problems, and determine the goals and actions the coalition would be trying to achieve in the short and long term.

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Timeline of Latino and African American Shared History: Our Oppression and Resistance

A timeline from the August 27th Race and Racism workshop that illuminates the shared history and celebrates the resiliency of Latinos and African-Americans.

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2nd Annual WNC Woman’s Congress

We want to share with you a report from the 2nd Annual WNC Woman’s Congress which took place on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The goals of the Congress where to create support networks, give voice and create spaces for women from our region, and strengthen new leaders.

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WNC’s delegation to the US Social Forum!
June 22-26, 2011

Members and leaders of 8 community organizations from Western North Carolina (and 9 children!) got together to form a delegation to attend the 2nd United States Social Forum. In Color – photos – stories – drawings – reflections – resources – and updates from delegates!! We’ve got it all and just in time to serve as an inspiration for the new year!

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Injustice for All: The Rise of the U.S. Immigration Policing Regime

HURRICANE’s 2009-2010 report, Injustice for All: The Rise of the U.S. Immigration Policing Regime, finds that the US government has built a brutal system of immigration control and policing that criminalizes immigration status, normalizes separation of families, destabilizes communities and workplaces, and fuels widespread human & civil rights violations.

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