A group of concerned Quakers from across the NY Quarter, along with fellow travelers, have met to begin asking the question “What are we as Quakers in NYC called to do on Immigration?” In order to successfully answer that question, we felt it was first prudent to learn more about what the issues really are in our community and to survey what Quakers are doing already in this arena of need.
In collaboration with the Peace and Social Action Committee at Brooklyn Meeting, we are hosting a Teach In led by Immigration experts from the American Friends Service Committee, Amy Gottlieb (She/Her) and Alexandra M. Gonçalves Peña, Esq. ( She/Her)
This teach in will be at Brooklyn Meeting in the worship space on Dec 10th from 1:00-2:00PM at Brooklyn Meeting and will be hybrid using the 11AM Meeting for Worship Zoom Link at Brooklyn Meeting. ( Go to www.brooklynmeeting.org to find this link.)
Dec 10th is the 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. It is fitting that we take time to consider the plight of some of the most vulnerable among us.
It is our hope that Friends from across the New York Quarter who feel a leading around this issue will attend and join us in learning and connecting. Or next steps, after this meeting, will be to discuss, discern, and decide what we will do going forward around the issue of immigration – an issue that will be with us for decades as we deal with Global Warming and violent conflicts worldwide.