Dedicated Plate to La Resistencia: There’s Still Time to Contribute
Through March 27
Thanks to all who generously donated to last Sunday’s dedicated plate collection which will go to the work of La Resistencia.
If you would like to add to this contribution from our UUC community:
- Donate online through March 27th: click here and put “March Dedicated Plate” in the memo line.
- Drop off your check in the UUC office or mail it – click here for the UUC address. Please note “March Dedicated Plate” on the memo line.
A grassroots volunteer organization led by undocumented immigrants, La Resistencia is committed to ending detention and deportations of immigrants. On Sunday, we had an opportunity to hear from several La Resistencia leaders. Their personal stories, about how their lives have been impacted by detention and deportation of family, and the inhumanity of our detention system, were both powerful and revealing.
In her introduction, Roberta Ray reminded us of how the work of La Resistencia is aligned with UUC’s commitments to antiracism, spiritual wholeness, and beloved community –“La Resistencia puts forward a liberatory vision that no one should be detained or deported.” And Manuel Abrego, one of the leaders who joined us in the pulpit last Sunday, spoke about being detained for 1 1/2 years, including 8 months in solitary confinement. He said “We don’t cage our pets. Why would we cage people?”
La Resistencia upholds the inherent worth and dignity of every person and strives for the collective liberation of all, values that we as UUs exemplify as we put our faith into action.
An opportunity to join La Resistencia in action
Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has again begun targeting immigrant and refugee communities for deportation. Among them is Mr. Vet Buot, from the Khmer community in Washington. Click here to sign a petition to lift the visa sanction on Cambodia.