Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees - Fundraiser
Fundraiser for East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
Get Inspired + Catered Eats + Music
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Euclid Ave Berkeley (full address with RSVP)
6:30pm Catered "Eat and Meet"
7:00pm-8:45pm Farzana Ali of EBSC
Join us to hear from Farzana Ali about the dedicated work of the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and how you can get involved. If you can't come, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support their work with immigrants and refugees.
Join us for catered light dinner and music by Emerson Adrian Gale.
Founded in 1982, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant is dedicated to offering sanctuary, solidarity, support, community organizing assistance, advocacy, and legal services to those escaping war, terror, political persecution, intolerance, exploitation, and other expressions of violence.
In supporting an organization that works with refugees, here are a few reasons I chose East Bay Sanctuary Covenant:
They are local, with volunteer opportunities
They have a track record of 30 years of serving immigrants and refugees
Their member organizations are diverse and community-rooted
They work especially closely with vulnerable populations, including LGBT individuals
One of their coordinators was honored with an Unsung Hero of Compassion Award by the Dalai Lama
Donations appreciated in any amount at the fundraiser or you can make a tax-deductible donation online here.
All are welcome.
Host: Elizabeth Ferguson, Ph.D.
Elizabeth is a facilitator and educator in the practices of resilience and wellbeing. Combining the wisdom of psychology, contemplative science, internal martial arts and neuroscience, she offers an approach to leadership that weaves self-compassion, social justice, and community building.
Host: Jeremy Lent
Jeremy is author of the The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning (Prometheus Books, May 2017). He blogs at Patterns of Meaning. He is founder and president of the Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering a worldview that could enable humanity to flourish sustainably on the earth.