Archive for April 2020
Join us for a Decarceration Virtual Town Hall
Join me, along with leaders and organizers from across the Gamaliel Network, for a Decarceration Virtual Town Hall, as we continue our fight to reduce the number of people being held in our prisons, jails, and detention centers during the coronavirus pandemic. The town hall, scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. CT (6:30 p.m.…Read More
Today is U.S. Census Day-Take the Gamaliel 2020 Census Challenge!
Today, April 1, is U.S. Census Day. It is not a deadline—it is the date for determining who is counted and where they are counted in the 2020 Census. The numbers secured from the census are critical. They determine where future federal and state funding is directed and how electoral district boundaries are determined for…Read More
Materials and Follow-up to Gamaliel Decarceration Virtual Town Hall
Thank you for joining last Thursday evening’s Decarceration Virtual Town Hall. Included with this email is a recording of the town hall, as well as some of the resources (see sidebar) shared by breakout leaders. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we act together to make decarceration a reality for the folks who are sitting…Read More
Press conference tomorrow on release of Gamaliel Hate Crimes and White Nationalism Theological Statement
You are invited to join a press conference tomorrow about the release of the Gamaliel Hate Crimes and White Nationalism Theological Statement. See details in the media advisory below. MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2020 Contact: Rev. Cynthia Owen Jarrold [email protected] /(913) 219-3198 Faith Leaders from the Gamaliel Network Release Hate…Read More
Take action with us to secure the decarceration of our immigrant sisters and brothers!
We are pleased to report that we are seeing some movement in this country to decarcerate individuals being held in our jails, prisons, and detention centers who are more susceptible to the dangerous and highly infectious coronavirus. Unfortunately, officials are not moving quickly enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in these spaces, especially in…Read More
Join us for the next Transformational Justice in Action gathering
Download Flyer You must register in advance for Friday’s Transformational Justice in Action gathering – Register Here In solidarity, Gamaliel Transformational Justice in Action TeamRead More
Join us for the Civil Rights of Immigrants Town Hall and Action
Download Flyer Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvf-6trT8qEtd-2I69TRgrjot-WkN4eVMJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To join via Facebook Live, go to the Gamaliel Facebook page: facebook.com/gamaliel-network.Read More
Undocufund has been reactivated to respond to needs of immigrants during COVID-19 pandemic!
I received word over the weekend from Susan Shaw, Executive Director of our affiliate in Sonoma County, North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP), that it had been necessary to reactivate the Undocufund to respond to the needs of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may remember that NBOP, along with other partner organizations, established Undocufund to…Read More
Strategies for Ending Mass Incarceration
Strategy 1: Create greater awareness and an alternative vision in the broader community, starting with the faith community At its core, mass incarceration is a serious spiritual and moral issue for our nation. Communities and nations cannot systematically and unreflectively cage and marginalize massive numbers of human beings without first diminishing the recognition of their…Read More
Why it Matters
The current criminal justice system in the U.S. is the inevitable outcome of centuries of systemic racism and economic inequity. Societal failure to ensure quality employment, housing, education, and healthcare (including behavioral health and mental health) to huge numbers of people—especially poor people and people of color—combined with an calculated, insidious legislative, regulatory, and judicial…Read More