New Sanctuary Movement Newsletter: Six Months Under Trump - Transforming Fear and Anger Into Concrete Action
It has now been 6 months since the Inauguration, and as we transition to fighting for the long haul we remember a few things: • As we defend our communities against the extremist policies of the Trump Administration, it is critical we also have offensive campaigns.
The following is a note from our collaborators at New Sanctuary Movement: We are postponing Friday's planned action at ICE until later in June. We are so grateful to partner with Philadelphia Assembled in this work and grateful for their flexibility to follow the lead of the immigrant community.
We're so happy the Philadelphia Assembled (PHLA) x Laos In The House Storybooth is finally up and running and can currently be seen at the Institute of Contemporary Art! However we know that many of our followers couldn't make it to our #BLESSED event, or don't live in Philadelphia so here's a video! P.
Hello, friends! We write to you as we move another eighth cycle turn around the sun. The late-winter holiday of Imbolc was named by ancient Gaelic peoples, and continues to be celebrated by peoples across the globe who seek to mark sacred the turning of the seasons.
On January 20th, 2017, hundreds joined with New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia to take The People’s Oath in a promise to defend each other and work for a world of justice, love, and dignity. This is a moment to transform the anger, the fear, and the sadness into active hope, fierce love, and strategic action.
Though the creeping cold and its halting starts have teased us through the waning autumn, here in the Mid-Atlantic, winter seems to be settling in at last. The trees are mostly bare, and the last of the hardy, fresh produce is being gleaned from the fields & gardens.
Prevention Point Philadelphia is a harm reduction services center in Kensington. Clayton Ruley, a collaborator in Sanctuary, led a few members of the Sanctuary Working Group through the Prevention Point space, a former church on Lehigh Ave, in the early evening of July 29th.
Sanctuary took a field trip to the Colored Girls MuseumColored Girls Museum in Germantown. Around 20 of our collaborators came for a wonderful walk through the house staying around two hours. The Colored Girls Museum is a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls.