Thousands of migrants are fleeing rampant violence and abject poverty, and are headed to the Bay Area. How do we open space for them? How do we strengthen existing organizations and networks who welcome migrants and asylum seekers to the Bay Area? How does defending sanctuary and asylum laws against Trump’s Administration contribute to the larger struggle against racism and white supremacy in the United States?
Join SURJ Bay Area, SURJ San Francisco, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, and the Kehilla Community Synagogue for an evening of solidarity and action as we:
-Learn about the experience of asylum seekers who have traveled as part of a caravan.
-Explore how white supremacy enables and perpetuates the current humanitarian crisis at the border and the increasingly militarized response by the US government.
-Learn about and sign up for direct, concrete ways to support those seeking asylum in the US.
Confirmed speakers include:
-Chris Lopez from School of the Americas Watch
-A representative from the Haiti Action Committee
-A representative from the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
Attendees are encouraged to donate as they are financially able. If you would like to donate before the event, you can do so here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/where-all-are-welcome-building-sanctuary-for-migrants-arriving-in-the-bay-area/
Donations will be given to Al Otro Lado and Enclave Caracol, organizations directly supporting migrants and migrant legal defense.
Al Orto Lado is a bi-national, direct legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. They also assist families with reunification in Mexico and work with non-custodial deported parents to ensure their rights as parents are protected in the United States family court system.
Enclave Caracol is an autonomous social space in downtown Tijuana that is used for workshops, art, and community events. It is a reunion point for a variety of migrant support groups and their team serves free meals to migrants and deportees Monday – Thursday.
**ASL interpretation provided if requested by 2pm on Thursday, March 14th.
Kehilla Community Synagogue is a fragrance-free space. If you have Mobility Accessibility needs, you can find detailed information about building access here: https://kehillasynagogue.org/accessibility/#mobility