In keeping with our seven principles and as social justice allies, our mission is to support and enhance the rights of refugees and immigrants in our community. We provide information; promote understanding and engagement of our fellow UU congregants to these ends.

The Immigrant Justice Action Group will work to:

  • Take action to demonstrate and support immigrants as they express their needs.
  • Educate fellow congregants on issues facing immigrants in ourcommunity.
  • Support congregants in becoming allies to immigrants.
  • Interface with other organizations and faith groups in Portland working on immigration issues and actively participate in the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ).
  • Partner with other allied action groups within the Social Justice Council.

Visit us at the social justice table in Margaret Fuller Hall on the first and third Sundays of the month. We have quarterly all-church informational and action-oriented meetings to address issues and support immigrants and refugees in our community. Watch your bulletin for details.

Contact: Wendy Rankin


Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 22: Farmworker Justice:  Issues, Resources, and Opportunities for Action.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Buchan Building, Rm. 302 B and 303B
Join us for a panel discussion with farmworker advocates Ramón Ramirez of PCUN, Leecia Anderson of Western Farmworkers Association, and Rev. Connie Yost of Farmworker Ministries Northwest. Bring your questions and engage in conversation. Each of our speakers will bring ideas for direct concrete actions to benefit our communities.

Contact Ann Zawaski.

 


Last Thursday of every month, at 10 a.m. A vigil at the ICE offices in the South Waterfront, 4310 SW Macadam Avenue

The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice invites you to join in a monthly vigil expressing support and love for families affected by ICE detentions in Oregon. Meet on the east side of the facility at the trolley station. Last Thursday of every month – October 26, November 30, December 28.


Saturday, October 28:  VIGIL with Gorge ICE Resistance at the NORCOR facility in the Dalles, OR. 
In spite of Oregon’s 1987 Sanctuary law, which prohibits state and local resources from being used to apprehend and detain people for civil immigration infractions, the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) is being used to jail our undocumented neighbors. Just 85 miles east of Portland people who have no criminal history or have been shown to hurt anyone have been separated from their families and communities, and jailed in a windowless beige box surrounded by barbed wire.
Please join us as we join local community members and others at a vigil outside this facility in the Dalles to provide witness to the injustice of this violation of human rights and dignity, to provide spiritual support for the imprisoned, and to protest the undermining of Oregon sanctuary law.
For more information contact Doug Brown at remedymandb@gmail.com.