Cosecha is a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
- Join an Infrastructure Support Team. Skills needed include: Arts & Culture (CosechArte), Social Media, Website & Data, Media and Press (Traditional Media), Action Coaches, Fundraising, Trainers Network, Volunteer Organizer Support Team, Accounting, CosechAllies, CosechaFe/Faith, Legal Support, International support, Promotional Materials and Merchandise.
- Donate or become a sustainer
- Cook Meals: You can help to support the Boston Cosecha fellowship and their work for immigrant rights by donating meals for their weekly meetings. The regular meetings are on Thursday and Friday evenings. We will be using the website Meal Train to schedule meal donations. Sign-in to Meal Train to schedule your donation and view details about the Cosecha Meal Train link. Contact: Julia firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teach Ins: We need teach-ins to pop up across the country. Sign up here to bring a teach in to your school or workshops to your home. In this moment of uncertainty, it’s important that we build teams of support for undocumented people who desperately need community and that we are ready to fight back against attacks. We also know that this moment is more about than DACA, it’s an attack to the whole immigrant community and that we need to fight for permanent protection, dignity & respect.
Saturday, March 18 10am-6pm
Join us for the first CosechAllies day-long retreat! Trainings will clarify the role of allies within the movement to provide permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented workers in the US. Participants will also learn about and join working groups that will support Cosecha's national expansion. Please register for the retreat.
- CosechAllies Meeting Wednesday, March 22, 6:30-8:30pm. Great way to get plugged into different forms of support work for Cosecha. Must RSVP, see event page.
Student Immigrant Movement (SIM)
SIM is a grassroots undocumented youth-led organizing group defending our communities and defying Trump!
- Add yourself to SIM's support network list
- Student Immigration Movement website
- Student Immigration Movement on Facebook
- Become a monthly Dream Sustainer
- Defend & Defy: SIM Camp April 8 & 9- for youth only. Two asks for allies:
(1) share info with undocumented/immigrant youth you know.
2) Volunteers needed for support roles, contact Dave: email@example.com
- Refer undocumented youth to SIM: If you have a relationship with undocumented youth ages 13-30 in MA, email Dave: firstname.lastname@example.org to connect to SIM and a migrant self-defense committee.
Massachusetts Safe Communities Act Coalition
The Safe Communities Act would protect the civil rights and safety of all state residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump administration deport immigrant families or create a Muslim registry. Here is a fact sheet on the bill as well as the full text of the Senate bill.
- Massachusetts Safe Communities Act Coalition Website
- Gabe Camacho, Immigration Programs Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee: email@example.com
- Sign the Petition
Muslim Justice League
East Boston Progressive Network
Immigration 2017: CHANGES, REALITIES & FEARS
Understanding & Supporting East Boston’s Immigrant Neighbors
Sunday, March 19, 4pm
Grace Church, 760 Saratoga St, East Boston.
Join us to discuss Paths to Citizenship, Sanctuary Cities, DREAMers, different forms of under-documentation, and what effect new Executive Actions are having on our neighbors. US immigration is complex, sticky, difficult to navigate, and in many cases, deeply unjust. Come learn from neighborhood experts working to find out what is going on right now in our community and how we can become allies and supporters in this challenging time.