Sanctuary as an Organizing Strategy

Episode 78, recorded 09.08.2017:


As the federal government intensifies its crackdown against immigrants and immigrant communities—from the DACA repeal to Trump’s travel ban—the struggle for sanctuary becomes ever more important. The Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) is an interfaith organization that mobilizes with 30 congregations throughout the Chicagoland area to fight for sanctuary that goes beyond basic, short-term protections. “Sanctuary is not a one-time event. It’s a process. It’s a strategy, a way of organizing,” says immigration organizer Cinthya Rodriguez.

In this episode, two members of CRLN discuss their vital organizing work in immigrant communities. Claudia Lucero is a long-time community organizer in the Chicago area and currently serves as CRLN’s Executive Director. Cinthya Rodriguez is the Immigration Organizer for CRLN, where she mobilizes faith communities to support undocumented-led movements.

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Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

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