Webinars on July 10th & 13th

July 6, 2017
Posted by: Wilma Shuffitt

Join the webinar on July 10th and 13th to help immigrants and learn about sanctuary.

July 10 Interfaith Immigration Coalition Webinar “5 Ways We Can Defund the Immigration Deportation Machine”

Please CALL IN &/OR LOG IN VIA COMPUTER on Monday July 10th at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT for the IIC Webinar on 5 Ways to Defund the Deportation Machine.

It’s time for a congressional intervention. President Trump has requested billions of dollars for indiscriminate deportations of community members and an unprecedented number of immigrants in detention. Unless they hear a resounding NO from their constituents, members of Congress are poised to develop a budget that expands immigration enforcement and slashes programs that protect the most vulnerable.

We have an opportunity to let the prophetic voice ring out and empower our legislators to resist a budget designed to escalate the attack on our neighbors who are immigrants and refugees. Join the Interfaith Immigration Coalition for a webinar on Five Ways We Can Defund the Deportation Machine together. We will walk you through tangible actions you can take each week from July through August so that Congress hears from communities of faith loudly and boldly throughout the summer.

  1. Attend town halls and public events with your Members of Congress to make your voice heard
  2. Call and tweet your Members of Congress and request visits from their local offices
  3. Write an opinion editorial or letter to the editor in support of funding that protects immigrants and refugees
  4. Meet with your Member of Congress over August recess
  5. Host a vigil, rally, or public event that showcases support for immigrants and refugees in your community

To join the visual portion go to: http://join.me/faith4immigration..  To join the audio portion please call: +1 (202) 602-1295 and enter the conference ID: 354-977-836#  You can also follow the directions on the screen to join by phone.

Questions?:  Contact Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries Director, Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea at: sstanley@dhm.disciples.org or 202-957-7826

July 13 Webinar “How to Offer Sanctuary”

Thursday, July 13th, CALL IN FOR THIS WEBINAR at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, led by our American Friends Service Committee ecumenical colleagues: “How to Offer Sanctuary.” Presenters will include pastors who have offered sanctuary in their congregation, an individual who has lived in sanctuary, an attorney who can help participants understand the legal challenges of sanctuary, and experienced community organizers at the local and national levels.