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Free e-course series

A five-session monthly interactive e-course for groups to explore, reflect, and act for social change.

"Without community, there is no liberation." Audre Lorde

Do you want to join a community of people of faith and conscience committed to taking action as well as practicing reflection? Are you seeking ways to offer grounded solidarity that don't reproduce oppressive practices? Have you ever gone to an immigration (ICE) check-in or court to support a person at risk of deportation? Is your congregation part of the New Sanctuary Movement, or talking about joining?

Join a five-session monthly online course that explores:

  • Anti-racist practice in caucus groups, PoC and white, to reflect on how to show up consciously alongside those most impacted by injustice.
  • The U.S. immigration system's history of racial exclusion and how it plays out today.
  • Criminalization, immigration, and the prison industrial complex.
  • Anti-Blackness and working for immigrant justice.
  • The theology and practice of accompaniment.
  • Real-life examples through case studies.
  • Practical skills to accompany immigrants in ICE check-ins, detention visitation, and other contexts.

More resources

CSCO Session 5: Case Study interviews with practitioners

Part 1 – Court accompaniment: Heather Vickrey and Anyango Reggy Gregory interview Angela Kelly and Nabila Islam from Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network


Part 2 – Visitation: Aisha Ansano and Lucy Duncan interview Mary Watkins, author of Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons


Part 3 – Sanctuary: Myrna Orozco and Paula Kahn interview Rosa Sabido in Sanctuary, Kelly Morales with AFSC and Emily Rhyne from Solidarity Collective

CSCO Session 1 resources

Find all resources from session 1 here including homework and the demands from the PoC to white participants.

Click here to access the last version of the e-course, organized for self-study.


Questions about joining the webinar?

Register here

Registration for the 2020 e-course is now closed. 

Check out the self-study e-course here.

We encourage participants to join our interactive program as small groups working together locally. There will be homework in between sessions, and attendees are expected to participate in the full course. If you don't have a team we can help match you up, along with connecting you with partner groups seeking volunteers where possible.

Webinar schedule

Our 2020 Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves e-course will run from January to May 2020.

January 28 (8 to 9:30 p.m. ET): Intro session on anti-racist praxis in caucuses: White and Indigineous/Black/People of Color.

February 25 (8 to 9:30 p.m. ET): Criminalization & Immigration Detention's place in the Prison Industrial Complex.

March 24 (8 to 9:30 p.m. ET): Anti-Blackness and immigrant justice.

April 28 (8 to 9:30 p.m. ET): Accompaniment as anti-racist practice with on-the-ground case studies.

May 26 (times TBD): On the ground case study coaching sessions based on participant needs.

By registering you agree that you and your group will do your best to attend online sessions on the listed dates. We will be posting videos of most sessions on this page after the webinar is live for some participants to watch after the sessions, but not the initial caucus session, and perhaps not others depending on the needs of presenters, so please if you can come to the live session, do!