June 21 – Sanctuary DMV General Assembly

[en español abajo]

Please join us on Thursday, June 21 at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC 20008) for one of our semi-regular general assemblies, open to anyone interested in getting more involved with Sanctuary DMV. RSVP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/IIFiAlp9vNrwRus42

If you are new to our group, please arrive at 6pm, when we’ll provide an introduction to Sanctuary DMV, who we are, and what we stand for. If you have already participated in a Sanctuary DMV training or are already involved as a Sanctuary DMV volunteer, please arrive by 6:30pm.

We’ll spend some time digging deeper into some key questions around the criminalization of immigrants, the Abolish ICE movement, and more. We’ll then discuss opportunities to engage with Sanctuary DMV – by helping out with our deportation defense campaigns, organizing our accompaniment volunteers, or deepening our rapid response network. Marta Rodriguez, one of the individuals whose deportations we are working to stop, will share her experience with us. We’ll break out into working groups halfway through the assembly.

Note that for those of you interested in rapid response, there will be a Rapid Response 201 session integrated into this assembly, so if you’re unable to make the Rapid Response 201 meetings in Maryland or Virginia this week, you can get the same information here.

Food, child care and Spanish-English interpretation will all be provided.

Los invitamos el jueves, 21 de junio en el Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC 20008) para una de nuestras asambleas generales, abiertas al público para quien le interese involucrarse con Sanctuary DMV. RSVP AQUI: https://goo.gl/forms/IIFiAlp9vNrwRus42

Si eres nuevo al grupo, por favor llega a las 6pm, cuando daremos una introducción a Sanctuary DMV, quienes somos, y nuestros principios. Si ya ha asistido a un entrenamiento de Sanctuary DMV o si ya está involucrado como voluntario, le pedimos que llegue a las 6:30pm.

Dedicaremos tiempo a responder en más profundidad a los temas de la criminalización de los inmigrantes, del movimiento sobre la abolición de ICE (la Migra), y otros temas. Discutiremos oportunidades para conectarse con Sanctuary DMV – por medio de ayudar con las campañas contra la deportación, organizar a nuestros voluntarios del program de acompañamiento, o profundizando nuestra red de respuesta rápida – y separarse en grupos de trabajo. Marta Rodríguez, una de las personas cuya deportación trabajamos para frenar, compartirá su experiencia con nosotros.

Para quienes estén interesados en respuesta rápida, habrá una sesión de Respuesta Rápida 201 integrada a la asamblea, entonces si no puede llegar a las reuniones de Respuesta Rápida 201 en Maryland o Virginia esta semana, encontrará la misma información aquí.

Proveeremos de comida, cuidado de niños, e interpretación Español-Inglés.

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Jan 30, 2018: Sanctuary DMV Accompaniment Training

On numerous occasions, migrants have been detained during a routine check-in with ICE. They literally disappear without being allowed to inform their friends or relatives, creating panic among their loved ones.

By volunteering to accompany migrants to ICE check-ins, immigration court hearings, and other appointments where there is a risk of detention or other cause of fear, you are showing solidarity and helping to ease the anxiety of interacting with the legal system, reducing the likelihood of detention with your presence, and keeping relatives or lawyers informed in case the person with you is detained.

Before you can accompany someone, you’ll need to do a training on what to expect, roles & responsibilities, etc. Our first training of 2018 will take place on Tuesday, January 30 at 6pm at the Washington National Cathedral. Child care can be made available on request. PLEASE REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/q0AtZaSx4J02ZNWf1

Language skills other than English, and access to a car, are useful but by no means necessary.


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