HWS students and faculty have teamed up with members of the Geneva community to discuss the Campus Sanctuary Movement. At the previous meeting, several ideas for an Action Plan were discussed, such as creating a fact sheet for allies, including Od-Eds in newspapers, seeking bilingual volunteers for safety training events and developing worship collaboration. Serval ideas were addressed, including finding ways to notify the public about raids such as the newspaper or radio, possible transportation for events, and building trust across communities.
These ideas were further discussed at the most recent meeting and the Finger Lakes Sanctuary Network barnstormed needs and opportunities, and additional information needed to procure before moving forward. People broke off into subgroups to concentrate on community outreach, emergency response, educational campaign and partnership with other agencies in the area.
The meetings are held at Trinity Church every other Monday night at 7pm. The next upcoming meeting will be on Monday, April 3. If you are interested in helping with this cause, please stop by!