UU Voices and State UU Justice Networks in Portland

Pacific Northwest Region Justice Training

Love Resists: Reading Ourselves

for Solidarity with Sanctuary

When: Friday, April 27, 1-5 PM

Where: Double Tree Hotel, Portland, OR

Readying Ourselves for Solidarity with Sanctuary Efforts: Sanctuary has evolved to encompass more than just physical Sanctuary to now include rapid response (Sanctuary in the Streets) and short-term Sanctuary.  Both are grounded in a justice accompaniment approach. We will examine the role of criminalization in the deportation of thousands. We’ll discuss leveraging our privilege, amplifying impacted voices, and better ways of organizing congregations to accompany immigrants through the justice system. While learning about Sanctuary, participants will also learn equity-related concepts critical to lessening unintentional harm when trying to do good, including cognitive dissonance, the gap between intention and outcome, the need to approach justice work with humility, and how to respond after making an oppressive mistake.

The last hour of the session will be available for caucusing in issue groups. Justice leaders from Washington, California, Oregon and Arizona will be participating Groups are encouraged to continue discussions over a meal.

Information: willowtree@olypen.com

Conference ID for the Pacific Western Regional Assembly of the UUA NOT required to attend. 

Light snacks will be available

 

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