Immigrant & Migrant Solidarity HUB

"At this extraordinary time in our nation’s history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and the core values of American society.  ... we affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person

We will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate, or despoil.  As people of conscience, we declare our commitment to translate our values into action as we stand on the side of love with the most vulnerable among us." 

Opening words of the Declaration of Conscience, joint statement
of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, January 2017

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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 »
RISE: A Morning Storytelling Series, March 22 in Seattle Last Updated on 2018-03-14 20:34:30 21 Progress invites you to RISE: A Morning Storytelling Series - Uplifting the importance of overcoming challenges and uniting communities together. RISE was created to join community members and leaders across different sectors to engage in meaningful discussion, share powerful stories, and bridge new connections for collective action and collaboration that is vital for long-term social change. This month's speaker is Tonita Webb, chief operating officer/executive vice president of the Seattle Credit Union, an organization dedicated to helping address the affordable housing crisis and which partners with the city on workshops serving thousands of immigrant families under constant threat. Tonita often says prosperity is not possible without equity. Breakfast and coffee provided. Seats are limited - make sure to arrive early. Tickets are $15 per person; online... More »
UU Pacific Western Regional Assembly: April 27-29 in Portland, Ore. Last Updated on 2018-03-14 20:26:12   Updated information HERE!   Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, I am happy to announce that "Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience" will be the theme of our Regional Assembly, which will be held April 27-29, 2018, at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. I'm also happy to announce who some of our speakers will be. Our keynote speaker on Saturday, April 28, will be Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Before being elected to represent Washington State's 7th District in 2016, Congresswoman Jayapal was an immigration and labor activist in Seattle. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times and The Nation. She has been written about in Mother Jones as well as many other publications. The speaker at our worship service on Sunday, April 29,... More »
Love Resists Webinar March 27 on Immigrant Accompaniment Programs Last Updated on 2018-03-14 20:11:24 Love Resists Through Radical Presence: Immigration and Customs Enforcement & Court Accompaniment Programs Webinar Tuesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. Pacific.   Register    While the Trump Administration surveils and detains families across the country, Love Resists continues to resist and defend our communities. Love Resists, partners, and allies have seen that when individuals targeted for deportation are accompanied by community members, we can have a real impact on minimizing harm. Now is the time to leverage this success through the spiritually-grounded practice of accompaniment. At General Assembly last year, lawyer, social justice activist, and author Bryan Stevenson told Unitarian Universalists that to make a difference, we must "get proximate" to the suffering. Congregations are looking for ways to do this effectively and this webinar aims to... More »
A Thank You, News and Requested Actions for Farmworkers Last Updated on 2018-03-14 19:56:44   First, thank you for the work you did in solidarity with Familias Unidas por la Justicia’s struggle for a historic union contract. Without the actions that you all took victory would not have been possible. From this experience you are already educated and committed consumer activists who understand the fundamental reasons for fighting for justice for farmworkers. You are now the leaders who have power to help us continue to move towards economic justice for farmworkers in Washington state. We are reaching out to you now to again ask you to use your powers as active consumers and activists to right another great wrong. Those of us who have already worked to support farmworkers in WA state are now facing another challenge to farmworker families in Whatcom and Skagit County. As many of you know Honesto Silva Ibarra died this summer after being denied medical... More »