Learn How to Become a Rapid Responder in the Neighborhood Where You Live or Work

Join UUC, and others from the Faith Community, to partner with the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network. WAISN needs rapid responders to verify reports of ICE activity.

Two opportunities to attend a Rapid Response Training

  • Thursday, May 10, 6:30-8:30pm, at UUC
  • Wednesday, June 20, 7-9pm, at Temple Beth Am 

 

Will you support our neighbors and friends in the event of an ICE raid or community emergency? UUC’s Immigrant Justice group invites you to join the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) as a rapid responder. WAISN coordinates a state-wide Rapid Response hotline for reporting active immigration raids and ICE activity. When a call is received, text messages are sent to community volunteers in the vicinity who respond rapidly, going to the area and using their smart phone cameras to document the activity. With this training, you can join others from UUC to help when there are incidents in the U-District or on the UW campus — or, in the neighborhood where you live or work. 

This training is focused on volunteers interested in being a part of our rapid response network. Consider your availability to respond in the event of an emergency need — although you aren’t committing to joining the Rapid Response network in your area, hopefully, most who attend will be ready to do so

Training Topics– 

  1. Rapid Response structure and roles
  2. Verifying and documenting Immigration & Customs Enforcement activity
  3. Know Your Rights 
Registration Required — 
Questions, contact Pam in the form below.

More Info —

Read or listen to this KUOW story to learn more about the WAISN Rapid Response Network in action. 

WAISN is an all-volunteer coalition of immigrant and refugee rights organizations and individuals in Washington that strive to protect, serve and strengthen communities across the state. In November 2016, in the wake of the election, a state meeting of immigrant and refugee organizations convened to unite and fight against the unAmerican and unconstitutional rhetoric and legislation that resulted. The Network is focused on developing community response teams and reporting tools to galvanize support and mobilize resources in response to ICE activity. 
Contact Pam through this form.