March 18

“You Do Not Walk Alone” – Accompaniment training to support asylum seekers

6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

Congregation B'nai Israel Chapel
3600 Riverside Boulevard
Sacramento, California 95818

Convert your heartache and outrage to action! At NCJW’s January Speaker Series on the humanitarian crisis for immigrants, we heard from several local advocacy groups on how they are directly assisting immigrants in the Sacramento area. Responding to the interest of many NCJW members in wanting to take further action, NCJW will be hosting an “Accompaniment Training” for those interested in becoming volunteers with the NorCal Resist Accompaniment Network. NorCal Resist volunteers provide accompaniment to over 30 individuals and families in the Sacramento area who are seeking asylum or facing deportation, helping them attend court dates, ICE check-ins, and legal appointments. Together, we can build community and counteract a dehumanizing immigration system that thrives in darkness.

At the training, we will hear the experiences of current volunteers. Those who feel this role is right for them will be able to sign up for an email list to receive announcements of needs for accompaniment. Volunteers then respond based on their individual schedule and availability; most appointments are during business hours. Spanish is helpful, but not necessary.

This event is open to the public and co-hosted with Congregation B’nai Israel’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Committee. To sign up, please email lovethestrangerCBI@gmail.com.