On Wednesday, high school students heard from Ravi Ragbir, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition, an immigrant rights organization that advocates for and stands in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation. Ravi invited the LREI community to partner with his organization in a variety of ways, including through their accompaniment program.
What are Accompaniments?
The New Sanctuary Coalition accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable. Standing in solidarity with migrants facing deportation also demonstrates to immigration judges, ICE officers, and government attorneys that there is a community mobilized against their deportation.
I would like to invite all interested LS and MS faculty and staff to join high school students in my Exile and Immigration class for an Accompaniment Training on Wednesday October 2 at 2:15 pm at the High School (40 Charlton Street).
Please let me know via email if you are interested in attending!