Building a Racially Just Sanctuary Movement

by | Feb 12, 2018 | South District Newsletter

The Southern Arizona Sanctuary Coalition is excited to announce

‘Building a Racially Just Sanctuary Movement’
An Anti-Racism Training in Tucson
Through Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training (http://crossroadsantiracism.org/)
February 23-24, 2018

Crossroads Antiracism Training and Organizing, a nationally-recognized organization, will be training us on white supremacy and systemic racism, with a focus on how these systems infiltrate even our most well-meaning efforts to stand with our immigrant siblings. It is an amazing opportunity for us to look deeply on how we can better orient ourselves to a model of solidarity and accompaniment.
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Nmb7d328LDS6oOwy2

Why should you and/or a group from your congregation participate?
Despite our best intentions, we as members of majority-white faith communities and/or denominations continue to perpetuate white supremacy, ranging from micro-aggressions we commit as individuals to the very structure of our institutions. As we seek to participate more thoroughly in local and national efforts for immigrant rights, this training is a unique opportunity to assess our role in oppressive systems that affect undocumented immigrant communities of color and work to turn ourselves personally and structurally towards an anti-racist framework. For groups within congregations interested in furthering their capacity to do immigrant rights work well, this will be the first opportunity as part of the ‘Core Team Training’ initiative.

Friday Evening Session:
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Who: Members of faith communities and faith-adjacent people interested in exploring the complexity of systemic racism and white supremacy as it operates in the United States. The level of training will be adapted to the level of knowledge of participants.
Where: TBD
Cost: Suggested contribution of $40/individual (no one will be turned away due to financial constraint)

Saturday All-day Session:
When: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
What: An intensive training that builds on the lessons of Friday with a focus on how white supremacy impacts movements for immigrant rights and the work of the Southern Arizona Sanctuary Coalition
Who: Members of faith communities and faith-adjacent people who want to dive deep into how our work for immigrant rights is complicit in white supremacy and develop strategies to make our work antiracist in practice. Attendees on Saturday must attend Friday evening. Participation will be capped at 50 attendees. Priority will go to members of congregations already involved in the coalition’s work.
Where: TBD
Cost: If attending as an individual, suggested contribution of $80 for both days. If attending with a group from a congregation, suggested contribution of $350 per congregation (that includes Friday and Saturday).
Lunch will be included.

Register now! https://goo.gl/forms/Nmb7d328LDS6oOwy2

Questions? E-mail sazsanctuary@gmail.com

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Author: District Office

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