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Interfaith Movement for 
Immigrant Justice

Movimento Interfe para la Justicia del Inmigrante

Dear Friends,

Many of you have asked how we might support and accompany our Central American kin who are traveling to and arriving at the US border.

Compiled below are resources on upcoming educational forums in Oregon, several opportunities with IMIrJ's partner organizations to travel to the border to witness, help and accompany members of the Exodus, and links for further education. 

Please review and prayerfully consider how you might engage. Then let us know your plans so we can support you and amplify your efforts!

In solidarity,
Ron, Sarah, Alyssa & Jimmy

 
Read and Learn
  • Learn about the migrant caravan here and here.
  • View some moving photos of the caravan here and here.
  • Then find out how you can be in active solidarity with our immigrant kin of the exodus here and here.
Listen and Discuss
In Portland

PIRC Community Forum: History and Context of the Migrant Caravan
Thursday, November 29th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97215
Organized by Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition (PIRC)
In Salem

Exodus: Panel & Discussion
Saturday, December 1st
2:00 pm - Panel
4:00 pm - Community Potluck
North Salem High School
Salem, OR
See flyer below.
Travel to the Border
1. AFSC Oregon Delegation
Our partners at AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) are looking into organizing a small delegation of Spanish-speaking Oregonians to travel to the San Diego / Tijuana border to provide accompaniment and support in collaboration with AFSC's office in San Diego and Pueblo Sin Fronteras. There will be a conference call TOMORROW (Wednesday, November 21st) at 6:00pm to discuss needs and expectations and explore further possibilities. If you are interested in participating on the call, please e-mail Pedro Sosa at psosa@afsc.org for call-in details and let him know you heard about this opportunity from IMIrJ. 

2. Global Immersion Delegation
Our friends at Global Immersion (a Christian peacemaker training organization co-founded by IMIrJ Statewide Advisory Team member, Jer Swigart) are organizing a December 14th-15th border delegation to San Diego/Tijuana in coordination with and following the lead of their Mexican allies. It will be 4-part: symbolic solidarity, direct service opportunities, participation in bi-national Posada journey, and training for ongoing local practice. Registration link will be live by end of day Wednesday, accessible via: https://globalimmerse.org/

3. Sanctuary Caravan
Our counterparts in New York at the New Sanctuary Coalition are organizing a national Sanctuary Caravan "of supporters who will meet the Central American Caravan in Mexico, witness their movement, and accompany them into the U.S. At the border, we will assist those seeking entry with their demands to enter the US without losing their liberty." You can sign up to learn more and get involved here

 
The following images are flyers shared by Pedro Sosa of AFSC
outlining needs that caravan leaders are requesting at this time.
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
503.550.3510 | info@imirj.org
www.imirj.org
sanctuarynotdeportation.org

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