Two presentations will focus on changes on the horizon for undocumented residents of the South Coast – the President’s new executive action on immigration and California’s new driver’s license program. And the holidays bring Puente’s annual community-wide Posada and La Sala Christmas.
Information Night about the new Executive Action on Immigration, December 10
Come and get information about the Executive Action on Immigration that will benefit parents of US Citizens. Learn what the initiative will do and who is eligible to obtain a work permit; when and how to begin to make a request; how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud; and learn about the new requirements. 530-630 p.m., at Pescadero Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room (620 North Street).
Driver’s license workshop, December 11
Puente’s first-ever driver’s license workshop will include presentations from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the Mexican consulate in regards to AB60, which allows undocumented Californians to apply for a license. Puente staff will be present to assist participants with the process, such as collecting all the documents that the DMV requires. We will also be signing people up for our January test prep sessions. 7 – 9 p.m., at Pescadero Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room (620 North Street).
Community Posada, December 19
Puente’s annual Christmas Posada is an event not to be missed. The Posada is a touching Mexican ritual where locals enact the story of Jesus’ birth with a community procession, local stand-ins for biblical characters, and beautiful songs. The Posada ends with a visit from Santa and the biggest party of the year at Pescadero Elementary School. The Posada begins at 5 p.m. at Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Road.
La Sala Posada, December 21
There will be vast helpings of holiday spirit on hand at the annual La Sala Posada, which doubles as a big gift distribution event for farm workers, supplying them with clothing and other essentials. Be a part of it! 2-4 p.m., Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Road.
Celebrate Christmas with farm workers at La Sala (December 25)
Join the “men alone” as they celebrate Christmas. Come share a hot meal, live music and a round or two of dominoes on Christmas Day from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Road.
For information on all upcoming events, contact Puente at (650) 879-1691.