Changing systems, changing ourselves: Anti-racist practice for sanctuary, accompaniment & resistance

Sat Noon | River

Jennie Belle, Church World Service

Do you want to join a community of people of faith and conscience committed to taking action as well as practicing reflection? Are you seeking ways to offer grounded solidarity that don’t reproduce oppressive practices? Have you ever gone to an immigration (ICE) check-in or court to support a person at risk of deportation? Is your congregation part of the New Sanctuary Movement, or talking about joining?Based on a monthly online course created by the American Friends Service Committee’s Sanctuary Everywhere initiative and the UUA and UUSC’s Love Resists campaign with partners Church World Service and CIVIC, this workshop will explore undoing racism in the context of immigrant rights solidarity with a specific emphasis on practical skills in three streams: ICE/court accompaniment, congregational sanctuary, and immigration detention/prison visitation.

Jennie Belle

Jennie Belle was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She moved to Texas for her undergraduate education at Rice University, during which time she studied in Mexico, Peru, and Argentina, and participated in service projects in Central America. After graduation she moved to Spain for a year to teach English. Jennie then came to North Carolina for a dual degree M.Div./M.S.W. graduate program at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill where her work focused on advocating for farm workers and organizing churches for social justice. Jennie currently works for the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Program of Church World Service as a Faith Community Organizer.

182 Anti-racist practice for sanctuary, accompaniment & resistance

Session #182