Criminalization: Mass Incarceration, Deportation, and Surveillance Today
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the entire world - and who ends up detained has a lot more to do with race, sexual orientation and gender identity, mental illness, immigration status, and poverty than what they are detained for. We see criminalization in action when undocumented immigrants receive felony criminal convictions for re-entering the country after deportation, when police officers have quotas to meet for a number of arrests and fines and go into communities of color to meet those quotas, and when Muslims nationally live under enhanced surveillance in the name of "counter-terrorism."
• Jacinta Gonzalez, Field Director, Mijente (Phoenix, AZ)
• Fatema Ahmad, Deputy Director, Muslim Justice League (Boston, MA)
• Jamila Hammami, Executive Director, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (NYC, NY)
• Ruth Idakula, Co-Director of Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal / Dignity in Schools Coordinating Committee Member (New Orleans, LA)
SOLIDARITY and SANCTUARY
In light of the current political climate...
Are you wondering what effective congregational action might be in this heightened time of hostility, violence and possible deportations?
This webinar will review a range of actionable and empowering strategies appropriate for congregations of many sizes and political contexts.
Hear inspiring examples of what some UU congregations are already doing and what resources UURISE, the UUA, UUSC, the UU College of Social Justice
have to offer! Be assured that often the most effective steps may not
be to offer physical sanctuary so all congregations may participate. Content will cover a range of supportive, organizing and policy advocacy options.
Tuesday January 17, 3:00-4:15pm (ET)
Open to All
Sunday, January 22, 3:30-4:45pm (ET)
Groups strongly encouraged to watch together! (This will be recorded and available on-line after the event.)
TWO ADDITIONAL WEBINARS!
Led by Katia Hansen, President and CEO of UURISE, and The College of Social Justice, will focus specifically on what it means to become a Sanctuary congregation and how to get there. We’ll also consider other ways to be in solidarity with those most at risk in this new political landscape.
Faithful Discernment: Is Your Congregation Called to Offer Sanctuary?
Monday, January 30, 7:00-9:00 pm (ET)
The Path Toward Sanctuary: A Practical Guide
Monday, February 27 7:00-9:00 pm (ET)
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
People's lives are hanging in the balance
and they are needing our empowered and effective response.
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