This year, on the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Jews all over the U.S. are mourning and taking action to stop attacks on immigrant families.
At the same time, the Trump administration is continuing to ask Congress for billions more dollars to escalate its cruelty on immigrant families and communities — including raids, cages, more family separation. On the holiest days of the Jewish year, how can we ask for forgiveness while our government commits crimes against immigrants in our names?
In our political climate it is important now, more than ever, to stand in solidarity with those most marginalized in our society. As Jews, we can seek wisdom from our Jewish traditions and social movements to help us stand up for justice.
In Central New Mexico we are coming together for a Non Violent Direct Action training to continue building progressive Jewish power to take action against racism, antisemitism, and white supremacy in the U.S.
Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about the theory and practice of symbolic, strategic, and tactical nonviolence. Participants identify the benefits of using NVDA, explore what makes an action effective, and clarify personal beliefs about what nonviolence means. We'll cover areas such as histories of nonviolence, de-escalation practices, protestor roles in NVDA, and affinity groups structures. Participants will leave with general preparation to begin planning and engage in peaceful civil disobedience and support roles in nonviolent actions in the resistance movement.
The training is free. A small donation will be requested from attendees to support the work of our outside trainers.
Space is limited. To register for this training, please RSVP.
During these Days of Awe our Jewish communities will say: “We remember and we reject attacks on immigrants.”
We remember the names of the children who have died in US custody.
We remember the families kept in cages, without soap, blankets, or water.
We remember the screams of children whose parents were rounded up in raids.
We reflect on our own history and how our people have been scapegoated, forced to flee, detained, and enslaved in the fight for freedom.
We atone for not doing more to stop our tax dollars from being used to dehumanize and attack immigrants.
And we commit to demanding Congress #DefundHate. We commit to taking action against racism, antisemitism, and white supremacy.