I hope this email finds you and your families well as we continue facing a time of uncertainty together. As many of you all have been previously informed, I’d like to remind you all that after careful consideration from our Accompaniment Core Team, we have decided we will not be doing any accompaniments during the extension of the ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ through May 4. Our first priority is the health and well-being of keeping our community healthy. We will be taking requests on a case-by-case basis in which we will practice flexibility, adapting social interactions, attending to your personal health, and staying in solidarity. This is a rapidly changing situation as national, state and local governments and bodies make decisions. We will keep you updated as things arise.
Meanwhile, it is with great excitement that I share with you the opportunity to participate in a series of three online webinars beginning in late April. You may take one, or all three webinars. Each webinar will train you or serve as a refresher in accompanying our immigrant communities for either Bond Hearings, State Court Hearings, or appointments with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices. If you have had some training already, feel free to join the webinar for a refresher, or take only the webinars you’re interested in.
I hope that you will be able to join us!
Please register at these links, and share them with anyone in your network who wants to join this movement:
What: USCIS Accompaniment Training
Time: April 21, 2020 5:30pm Pacific Time
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5AqcuGupj4uH1ptP-gT06UJ07fhLdr1eA
What: Bond Hearings Accompaniment Training
Time: April 28, 2020 5:30pm Pacific Time
Facilitator: Democratic Socialists of America & Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice NW
What: State Court Accompaniment Training
Time: May 5, 2020 5:30pm Pacific Time
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYud-ygpjstZOOYi0R99I95lvb3-gLh-A
Facilitator: CCGS & WAISN
You can also find all of these trainings on our calendar here.
After registering for the webinar(s) of your choice, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. An email reminder will be sent to you with a meeting password the day of the training. Once you have attended the webinars, we will contact you to confirm whether you still want to participate in our movement and continue inviting you to meet your community’s accompaniment needs.
If you are interested in WAISN’s other areas of work, such as providing safe responses to COVID-19 for all people in our state, we invite you to explore the WAISN website or attend our weekly meetings, every Thursday, 3PM-5PM, details on the WAISN website or WAISN facebook.
Church Councils Accompaniment Team