Webinar: Side with Love to Resist Detention and Deportation
People of faith and conscience are lifting up our values and showing up to protest injustice across the country. Following the numerous national actions from earlier this spring, to the protests of the summer against the Homestead Child Detention in Homestead, FL to the pressing Lights for Liberty Vigils to End Human Concentration Camps, people of faith are saying #Not1More!
In July 2019, Side With Love, Love Resists, American Friends Service Committee, and various grassroots immigration organizations hosted an action-based webinar. During the call, presenters covered the movement 'hot spots' of needed action, connected people to others in their region for effective local change, and shared the urgent next steps being asked by our partners and those most impacted. Whether new to immigrant justice or seasoned at resistance, this call will help you discern your next steps so you can side with love to resist.
- Everette Thompson, Side With Love
- Kristin Kumpf, AFSC
- Liz Castillo, Detention Watch Network
- with assistance from Hannah Hafter, UUSC and Love Resists
The webinar opened with a prayer from Everette Thompson, Side With Love
A word of prayer, a word of connection: To the one that's called by many names and recognized by none, we say thank you for this time, this place, our coming together, our commitment to see dignity in each other and to see dignity in our kindred and siblings who are in cages and who are also in distress. help us, keep us, protect us, and guide us so we can lift up their voices as we lift up our own. help us to break the chains that continue to bind, and most importantly, help us to be the voice and power to speak power in this moment and forever more. so we can all be free with dignity for this day and all our days. we give you grace, we give you thankfulness.