Isabel Vinent Grimany

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Isabel Vinent Grimany is the partner of Reca Fernandez. [1]

Background

“I was born and raised in Honduras. While I was in my early teenage years, I was invited to participate in a socio-religious activity for about a week in one of the most remote areas of the country to work with a very underprivileged community. One night, looking up to the stars, I clearly felt that I wanted to have that kind of job for the rest of my life. One in which I would work exclusively for the most needed communities of my country. That is how I started working as a Pastoral agent for the Catholic Church, from a perspective where politics and faith were intrinsically related and salvation was a liberation process for the dispossessed. From that standpoint, popular education was a key element for liberation of given interpretations of the social system that guaranteed social inequality and its reproduction.”

Isabel earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Florida International University, in Miami. Then, she completed her Doctoral Degree in Education at the University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. Her doctoral thesis focused on feminist popular education and its application in projects of legal training and development. Her interests and areas of expertise include: popular education, gender training, social research, and evaluation and assessments of social projects. Isabel is the co-founder of La Tapizca (the Harvest, in Spanish) in Honduras and now Popular Education Consultants in the US that assesses progressive social organizations in terms of educational and organizational capacity building processes. She is also the Deputy Director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) and a leader with the Palm Beach County Coalition for Immigrant Rights (PBCCIR).[2]

Meeting Gutierrez

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Jose Alejandro La Luz January 31, 2014:

Congressman Luis V Gutierrez your devotion to the cause for Immigrant Rights inspires us all ! Si Sé Puede ! — with Lolalegriamaria Rodz, Douglas Rivlin and Isabel Vinent Grimany.

FLIC

Isabel Vinent Grimany is Deputy Director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition.

"We fight for racial and economic justice"

Tomas Kennedy January 24, 2018:

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Kind of like The Avengers, except instead of crappy action movies we fight for racial and economic justice. #SWAG — with Tim Heberlein, Asa R. Rogers-Shaw, Stephanie Ighodaro, Yulissa Arce, Devin Coleman, Desmond Meade, Stephanie Porta, Andrea Mercado, Isabel Vinent Grimany and Phillip Agnew.

FLIC family

Tomas Kennedy July 28 2018:

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‪The crew that’s going to radically change Florida politics. Florida Immigrant Coalition family.‬ — with Laura Estefania Munoz Quinones, Carlos Valnera, Lolalegriamaria Rodz, Paula Munoz, Isabel Vinent Grimany, Yaquelin Mela Lopez, Nery Lopez, Marleine Bastien, Mahrye Perez, Jasmen M. Rogers-Shaw, Julio Calderon and Tessa Petit.

RoadMap

Isabel Vinent Grimany is a consultant with RoadMap, a Freedom Road Socialist Organization affiliated consultancy group .[3]

1ra Asamblea De Trabajadoras Del Hogar

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Miami Workers Center June 28, 2016 circulated an ad for 1ra Asamblea De Trabajadoras Del Hogar;

If you clean houses or do you babysit in South Florida, it's time to learn about your rights! Sign up for free at the 1ra Asamblea De Trabajadoras Del Hogar-1st Domestic Workers Assembly in Miami next Saturday 23th of July

T. Claudia Gonzalez, Ale Sau, Natalia Jaramillo, Patricia Sosa, GuadaLupita De La Cruz, Rosana Araujo, Paula Munoz, Amrry Gonzalez, Adrian Madriz, Maria Rodriguez, Isabel Vinent Grimany, Paola Calvo Florido, Tomas Kennedy, Ada Bermejo, Andrea Mercado, Agua Panela, Serena Perez, Francisco Pitico Portillo, Viviana Ivalo, Gabriel Garcia-Vera, Claudia de Anda, Cynthia Selene Hernandez, Rita Mendez, Ivan Parra, Dian Y. Alarcon, Candy Ironworker, Jacqui Carmona, Jeanette Smith, Yaquelin Mela Lopez, Lis-Marie Gueguense, Marcia Olivo, Mauro Kennedy, Laura J. Lopez-Coache, Bertha Sanles Wilson, Daniella Levine Cava, Julio Calderon, Elbert Garcia, Helene Villalonga, Karla De Anda, Jonathan Fried, Levis Torres, Kathy Bird Carvajal, John De Leon, Luisana Perez-Fernandez, Armando Carrada, Sarai Portillo, Saul Aleman, Maria Asuncion Bilbao and Latina Comunica.

"Calling all Dreamers"

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Latina Comunica issued a November 30, 2016 call;

What's going to happen with DACA and DREAMers after Trump? Come get informed and invite your friends!!! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/378329962503000/ — with Maria Asuncion Bilbao, Dian Y. Alarcon, Adriana Martinez, Jeanette Smith, Armando Carrada, Tomas Kennedy, Saul Aleman, Carloss Roberto A, Gabriel Garcia-Vera, Yaquelin Mela Lopez, Rita Mendez, Isabel Vinent Grimany, Cata Santiago, Bertha Sanles Wilson, Viviana Ivalo, Diego Ramirez, Aldo Martinez, Natalia Jaramillo, Elbert Garcia, Kathy Bird Carvajal, Francesca Menes, Mauro Kennedy, Maria Rodriguez, Luisana Perez-Fernandez, Karla De Anda, Diego N. Sanchez, Marcia Olivo, Rosana Araujo, Ivan Parra, Helene Villalonga, Lis-Marie Gueguense, Claudia Saucedo, Tomas Elias Pendola Biondi, Roberto Benavides, Paola Calvo Florido, Agua Panela, Julio Calderon, Paula Munoz and Jonathan Fried.

Message of support

Representatives from CAIR - Florida announced late January 2017, that they were filing a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump, in response to his executive orders barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country over the weekend.

The lawsuit is filed from 20 plaintiffs, including CAIR - Florida Chief Executive Director Hassan Shibly and other activists, lawyers and representatives from civil rights organizations, and it claims Trump’s orders were unconstitutional against both the First and Fifth amendments.

In Orlando, Rasha Mubarak with CAIR called the orders “discriminatory, anti-immigrant, anti-refugee and anti-Muslim,” and decried them for trying to “criminalize groups of people in an attempt to galvanize the American people.

Speakers recounted both personal stories and tales of helping people at the Orlando International Airport last weekend during the confusion immediately following the ban. Ida Eskamani, an aide to Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, said her own grandmother, who is 84 years old, has now been prohibited from entering the United States.

Alex Barrio, District Director for Sen. Darren Soto, recalled an Iranian UCF student going for a PhD who has been barred from returning due to the executive order.

Other speakers, like Isabel Vinent Grimany with the Florida Immigrant Coalition, blasted the United States’ foreign policy even before Trump.[4]

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