Our Work (Immigrant & Migrant Solidarity)

 

Activity on this topic is substantive for Unitarian Universalists here in the Pacific Northwest.  UUs have been, standing for the rights of undocumented individuals at our regional detention center, creating a visitation program, and gathering  locally and nationally to better stand in solidarity and/or offer sanctuary. See what we've been up to recently, below.  Download the UU Sanctuary Toolkit here.

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Registration Open - Sanctuary Training & All-Issue Breakout Sessions, April 27 at Portland Regional Assembly Last Updated on 2018-04-16 19:38:27 More information Here Pre-Register Here Join UUs and Activists from across the Pacific Western Region at the UU Regional Assembly: April 27-29 in Portland, Ore.   Justice Training and Issue Networking When: ​   Friday Afternoon, April 27, 1 - 5 p.m. Where:   Double Tree Inn, Portland, Ore.   Conference ID for the Pacific Western Regional Assembly of the UUA NOT required to attend. Free and open to the public. More Information Here Pre-Register Here Gain important tools to better support Sanctuary efforts, learn about healthy partnerships, engage with Love Resists, connect with others, and make new friends.   Readying Ourselves for Solidarity with Sanctuary Efforts: Sanctuary has evolved to encompass more than just physical Sanctuary to now include, rapid response (Sanctuary in the Streets) and short-term Sanctuary. Both are grounded in a... More »
Online Course on Immigrant Accompaniment from Love Resists Last Updated on 2018-04-07 16:56:38 As part of Love Resists, the UU Service Committee has joined with the American Friends Service Committee to offer a new program that we are very excited to share with you. Beginning this May we will explore how an anti-racist framework can deepen our activism and solidarity work, with a focus on immigrant justice and deportation defense. We invite you to join us for “Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-Racist Practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment, & Resistance” a four-part, monthly interactive e-course for groups to explore, reflect, and act for social change. Click here to register, express interest, and learn more. The deadline to register is April 27. Topics and areas of exploration will include: Self- and group-reflection on undoing racism in the context of immigrant rights solidarity. The U.S. immigration system's history of racial exclusion and... More »
Community to Community Attacked in Fake News Campaign Last Updated on 2018-04-04 16:12:38   The frequent practice of using misinformation and presenting it as truth and factual evidence is being used right now in Whatcom County. It is being used against C2C and our social justice work for fair, sustainable food systems with justice for farm workers. I'm asking you to be watchful for corporate-supported, politically-driven PR attacks on C2C in print news, radio, and social media, as well as other media venues locally. Over the past few weeks, Save Family Farming, a Whatcom County organization formed last year, launched a project called "Farmworker Justice Now," led by Dillon Honcoop. We believe this is a reaction to the good humanitarian work you and C2C undertook last August after the death of a farm worker at Sarbanand Farms in Sumas, WA. Dillon Honcoop has used this horribly named project to campaign against us and has been making public and... More »
Sanctuary Training & All-Issue Breakout Sessions, April 27 at Portland Regional Assembly Last Updated on 2018-03-21 17:18:21 Join UUs and Activists from across the Pacific Western Region at the UU Regional Assembly: April 27-29 in Portland, Ore.   Justice Training and Issue Networking When: ​   Friday Afternoon, April 27, 1 - 5 p.m. Where:   Double Tree in, Portland, Ore.   Conference ID for the Pacific Western Regional Assembly of the UUA NOT required to attend. Free and open to the public.   Gain important tools to better support Sanctuary efforts, learn about healthy partnerships, engage with Love Resists, connect with others, and make new friends.   Readying Ourselves for Solidarity with Sanctuary Efforts: Sanctuary has evolved to encompass more than just physical Sanctuary to now include, rapid response (Sanctuary in the Streets) and short-term Sanctuary. Both are grounded in a justice accompaniment approach. We will examine the role of criminalization in the... More »
Support The “Enhancing Trust and Fairness for King County Immigrant Communities” ordinance, February 26, 2018, Seattle Last Updated on 2018-02-22 14:54:43 The “Enhancing Trust and Fairness for King County Immigrant Communities” ordinance will soon be considered by the entire King County Council. This ordinance will uphold the rights of non-citizens and limit the King County Jail from collaborating with ICE. The Church Council of Greater Seattle invites you to show up again on Monday, February 26th as we demonstrate our support for the passage of this ordinance as the Committee of the Whole considers it and likely votes. We had faith community members from 6 of the 9 King County Districts show up to the hearing on February 13th to show our support for the King County Immigration Ordinance as it was heard by the Law & Justice Committee. Standing together and linking arms was a powerful display of our support for the ordinance and solidarity with our friends who testified. What: King County Immigration Ordinance Hearing... More »