Please register early! Lunch will be provided – we need to know if you’re coming!
Join us at this gathering where we will learn from Ravi how to strengthen our resistance
o Beyond Accompaniment – meeting the needs of the immigrant
o Beyond Know Your Rights – keeping our communities safe
o Sanctuary Hood – creating sustainable, proactive sanctuary
Community activists, father, husband – Ravi Ragbir came to the US from Trinidad in 1991. He became a lawful permanent resident in 1994 but an immigration judge issued a final deportation order in 2017. He is scheduled for removal in January 2018.
Through his own struggle, Ravi became an activist working to support others in immigrant communities who also face being torn from their families and exile from the US. Ravi founded the New Sanctuary Movement in NYC and is a dedicated leader and organizer fighting for human rights.
Learn more about Ravi’s story here:
Democracy Now! https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/9/exclusive_facing_likely_deportation_immigrant_activist
PRI Interview https://www.pri.org/interactive/2017/in-trumps-america/ragbir.html
Village Voice https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/03/10/behind-ices-closed-doors-the-most-un-american-thing-ive-seen/
Learn more about New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC http://www.newsanctuarynyc.org/
Link to Flyer: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KDVE0aC38xE2KIwZReWhQUljJwF45kD1yNjSROcIokA/edit?usp=sharing
Co-Sponsor List: American Friends Service Committee, Arlington Street Church – Immigrant Justice Task Force, Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network, Episcopal City Mission, Chelsea Collaborative, La Comunidad Inc, Brazilian Women’s Group, Brazilian Worker Center, SEIU 32BJ, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), Jewish Voice for Peace, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Waltham Immigration Solidarity Committee, Matahari Women Workers’ Center, Jobs With Justice, Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition, Metrowest Worker Center, Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN), Muslim Justice League, Essex County Community Organizing (ECCO)