We’ll raise funds to secure the release of immigrants from the NW ICE Processing Center (formerly the NW Detention Center). This is a valuable deportation defense tool, as immigrants have a 70% greater chance of winning their cases if they are bonded out of detention. These efforts are more important than ever, given the unsafe conditions faced by those who remain in detention during the pandemic.
The Church Council of Greater Seattle is a proud co-sponsor of the the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice NW’s 3rd annual Share Our Harvest Shavuot fundraiser benefiting the Fair Fight Bond Fund.
The program includes a keynote address by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, music by Las Cafeteras, the Jewish Coalition’s first Tzedek Award, Rabbi Seth Goldstein’s discussion of the Jewish holiday Shavuot, testimony from an asylee formerly in detention, background about the Fair Fight Bond Fund by Coordinator Vanessa Reyes, as well as delicious food from immigrant-led Project Feast available to order.
Registration link: bit.ly/ShareOurHarvest
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/754430708801420
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Jewish Connection to Share Our Harvest: Inspired by the Book of Ruth read on Shavuot, we remember that migration and mutual aid are part of the human experience. This is especially among Jews – many of whom came to this country immigrants and refugees. Those of us who live in relative safety and prosperity have the opportunity – even the obligation – to Share Our Harvest, to contribute to the flourishing of our neighbors, for “your people will be my people.” We know that our communities are stronger when we stand together.
Food from Project Feast: While we can’t be together in person, here is more information if you would like to order a delicious meal from Project Feast. Project Feast’s mission is to transform the lives of refugees and immigrants by providing pathways to sustainable employment in the food industry, and to enrich communities through intercultural exchange. Food will be delivered to pick up hubs between Seattle and Shoreline. For questions about food, contact Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.