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Help children and parents separated at the border.

Please join us in our effort to raise funds for organizations that are doing effective work to defend the rights of immigrant families, refugees, and the children being held in cages by our government.

Stand up for human rights.  Reach out to people in your community who want to make a difference.  Lend a hand and a heart.

The Immigrant Families Assistance Project 

Congress has refused to pass effective and humane immigration legislation.  Their refusal to act responsibly has set the stage for the current president to attack immigrants with dehumanizing words and inhumane policies, which have resulted in the deaths of immigrants; arrests of refugees legally seeking asylum; traumatizing separations of children from parents that may prove impossible to undo; and unconstitutional mass judicial proceedings, including processes in which infants are not provided representation and are expected to represent themselves!

Now the president has withdrawn money previously made available to assist indigent defendants and is demanding that immigrants and asylum seekers be rejected without due process.

We will not stand silent and idle while our government terrorizes children and undermines the constitution and values that define humanity.  We will not be complicit.

Please join us in our effort to raise funds for organizations that are doing effective work to defend the rights of immigrant families, refugees, and the children being held in cages by our government.

  • Buy a shirt and wear it to express your compassion and support for immigrant families and refugees.
  • Buy additional shirts for your loved ones and best friends.
  • Make an additional tax deductible donation today, through the link below, to support the work of these worthy organizations.
  • Share this announcement on your Facebook and Twitter pages. Help us make this go viral and let’s raise enough money to make a difference together.

Click here to learn more about the Hispanic Roundtable’s Immigrant Families Assistance Project.

The Immigrant Families Assistance Project

We’ve partnered with a local (Olympia) Latino-owned business and Latina artist to respond to the callous statement made by First Lady Melania Trump with the jacket she wore to visit families who have been separated as the result of her husband’s cruel and inhumane immigration policies.

Click here to learn more about the Hispanic Roundtable’s Immigrant Families Assistance Project.

Opportunity to Attend the University of Washington Math Academy


The University of Washington is still looking for applications for this summer’s Math Academy designed for high-achieving (minimum 3.0 GPA) high school juniors interested in Engineering. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 8, 2015. This program is free for student participants.

The College of Engineering Mathematics Academy helps students develop the math and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in engineering and exposes students to a variety of examples of engineering in practice. Open to all students from Washington state, the Math Academy especially targets underrepresented minorities in engineering including African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander and female students.

Math Academy is an intensive, four-week residential session held on the Seattle UW Campus in summer. Students engage in coursework created by UW math faculty and designed to develop the skills necessary to meet the high standards of college-level math and engineering. Students also have enrichment opportunities to explore the range of career opportunities available to engineers through lab tours, research projects, site visits and networking events.

For more information visit the UW Math Academy website:

We hope you will consider this opportunity and pass on this information to anyone who might be interested.

HRT Strategic Planning Meeting

Over the weekend members of the HRT Board met to discuss the vision and goals for HRT in the upcoming year.

From this meeting a new mission statement and vision were developed for HRT:

Vision Statement

Una fuerte comunidad Latina. A strong Latino community.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Hispanic Roundtable is to strengthen the Latino community through partnerships, education, community building and cultural representation.