“NLG Presents…” – Think & Drink Happy Hour

“NLG Presents…” – Think & Drink Happy Hour

NLGers and community activists gathered to hear from three founders of the local sanctuary movement, Gaby Chavez, Nestor Pimienta, and Alfredo Garcia, and from Luke Abdow, an organizer with Massachusetts Community Action Network.  The sanctuary movement, through networks of congregations, supports immigrant families at risk of deportation, by hosting them “in sanctuary” in houses of worship.  The movement is also developing rapid response networks to help immigrants at legal risk.  We heard about how there is a need for lawyers with many different skills, but also talked about how we could support the movement as activists.

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(Top, l.-r) Alfredo Garcia, Gaby Chavez, Nestor Pimienta, and Luke Abdow lead a conversation on the fight for sanctuary cities. (Photo by Urszula Masny-Latos & Julia Wedgle)