In-store Book Fair: Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center
Eagle Harbor Books is happy to support Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC) with an in-store book fair on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 - 7pm.
We will donate 20% of all sales between 5pm and closing to this nonprofit, which is committed to the wellbeing of immigrants and the development of a rich multicultural community. KIAC works to empower, educate and integrate immigrants through advocacy and social justice.
Ray Garrido, Legal Service Director for KIAC, will speak during the event, bringing folks up to date on what is happening to families in our region. Ray grew up in New York City, and in 2009 met Martitha May and April Borbon, the co-founders of KIAC. He began his volunteer work there as an ESL tutor and soon became involved in much wider advocacy work. In 2014, Ray helped found KIAC's immigration services legal program. The program has grown from two accredited representative (non-attorneys authorized to practice immigration law) to eight. It has served over 1,160 clients with matters ranging from citizenship to removal defense at the Northwest Detention Center. He volunteers between 50 to 60 hours per week. Ray now spends a good deal of his time defending clients in deportation proceedings in immigration court.
Come and learn about this important Kitsap resource, and support our immigrant sisters and brothers while you shop. We will be putting together a table to books that deal with immigration issues.