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November 19, 2021

Friends of CREEC,

We're sure this is not the first nonprofit newsletter you've received this month, and we know it won't be the last. The next few weeks are filled with important fundraising days, from Giving Tuesday on November 30 to Colorado Gives Day on December 7, and there are a lot of reasons to give.

Any donation to CREEC supports our work challenging discrimination and fighting for justice. Gifts right now, however, are special. We've been making changes in the last few months — from a new Executive Director and a new Accessibility Project director, to hiring new Staff Attorneys and shifting towards remote work for a team that reaches from coast to coast. We're sustaining existing challenges to abusive practices by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Salvation Army, and more. We're also mounting new challenges to protect the rights of protestors against racist policing; Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, LateDeafened, and Hard of Hearing immigrants; and others.

Mission, strategies, and culture are the topics of our upcoming Strategic Planning Process. We'll be kicking off 2022 in collaborative, imaginative, logistical, and visionary style, with an all-staff process to commemorate what we've done and build a roadmap for what's next.

A donation to CREEC today helps support us at a critical moment in our organization's history. We are setting a goal of raising $10,000 for our Vision Fundraiser, with gifts received in November and December counting toward that goal. We hope that you will consider joining us in investing in CREEC's future.

You can give online on our website at or using any of the donation buttons in this newsletter. Checks can be made out to the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, 1245 E. Colfax Avenue, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80218.

Thank you for your continued support. We wish you warmth, health, and hope in this upcoming holiday season. 

In solidarity,


We are already over $170 of the way to our $10,000 goal!

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A Message on "Thanksgiving"

Next Thursday, many of us will celebrate the holiday known as Thanksgiving. CREEC wants to take a moment to acknowledge the histories that shape this holiday: histories of settler colonialism, erasure, genocide, and assimilation. Below are some Indigenous perspectives on the day, plus ways to learn more and support native communities in the so-called United States.  

General Resources 


Upcoming Virtual Event!

White background with text that says: Are you Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Late-Deafened, and/or Hard of Hearing?Have you had experiences in immigration court?Come and share your story. Join Council de Manos, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, and Disability Rights Advocates for a virtual TOWN HALL on the rights and experiences of Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, LateDeafened, and Hard of Hearing people in immigration court. Saturday, November 18 at 1pm EST/10am PST on Zoom. There are many ways to register. by web: email: info@creeclaw.orgby videophone: 720-673-8141by telephone: 303-757-7901
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Liz Jordan, Director of IDAP, presented on a panel with the Keck School of Medicine with USC to discuss "Morbidity and Mortality in ICE Detention." Watch the panel recording here.


Professor and CREEC board member Rabia Belt just published "Mass Institutionalization and Civil Death" in the New York University Law Review. Read it here!

For updates on our cases, amicus briefs, education work, and more, follow us on social media!

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Screenshot of Zoom call with CREEC staff dressed up for Halloween. On the top row, L-R: Ana as a baker on the Great British Baking Show, Pilar as Lydia from Beetlejuice, and Mikhal as a boxer. On the second row, Kyle as a shark, Parima and Caroline as characters from the Snarf's Sandwiches logo. On the third row, Martie as a turtle, the interpreter, and Liz holding Frida dressed as a donut.

Halloween Shenanigans!

From L-R, Row One: Ana (baker from the Great British Bake Off); Pilar (Lydia from Beetlejuice); Mikhal (Boxer). Row Two: Kyle (shark); Parima (character from Snarf's logo); Caroline (other character from Snarf's logo). Row Three: Martie (Turtle); Interpreter; Liz and Frida (Donut)

If you or people you know need help that CREEC can provide, email

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Who We Are

CREEC is a nonprofit membership organization whose goal is to ensure that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation's civic life without discrimination based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
1245 E. Colfax Ave Suite 400 | Denver, Colorado 80218
303-757-7901 |

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