There is an urgent need for volunteers for the Washington Immigration Solidarity Network (WAISN) (https://www.waisn.org/education) immigration accompaniment program. The accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people navigating the pipelines of the immigration machine; to their immigration hearings, ICE check-ins, and civil courthouse matters.
Accompaniment provides support to the person and enables volunteers to hold immigration and courthouse personnel authorities accountable.
Once you're trained you become part of the accompaniment program. You'll learn about upcoming accompaniments and can sign up for time slots and locations that work for you.
The first of a 3-part immigrant accompaniment training will be held on October 17, 2019 from 10 am to noon at Temple Beth Am. The training is sponsored by the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice NW (JCIJ NW) and the The Church Council of Greater Seattle.
Only a limited number of spaces are available. If you have questions or are interested in participating in the training, contact Libby Cohen.