Thank you to the Make the Road NY team that developed and contributed to this manual:

Natalia Aristizabal
Luba Cortes
Mateo Guerrero-Tabares
Yaritza Mendez
Make the Road Health Team
Make the Road Immigration Legal Team
Make the Road Workplace Justice Team

Thank you to our colleagues and partners who contributed to the manual with content and feedback:

Immigrant Defense Project
National Day Laborer Organizing Network
New York Civil Liberties Union
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
Carolina Canizales
Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar
Viviana Bonilla Lopez

Special thanks to the Caracol Collective as well as Luis Henao Uribe for translations, to Sara Duell for the design of the manual, and to Giovanni Garcia for making this website.

About us

Make the Road New York (MRNY) is a 20,000+ member community organization that builds the power of immigrant and working communities to achieve dignity and justice by using four core strategies: community organizing, policy innovation, transformative education and provision of survival services.

MRNY has storefront community centers in the immigrant enclaves of Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; and Brentwood, Long Island, and our members and participants come from across New York City, Long Island, and Westchester.

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