We are committed to working for a world where dignity and rights are upheld regardless of migration status and not on the basis of citizenship or perceived deservedness.”
Quaker Statement on Migration, December 2020
How are Friends working for this vision of migration justice locally, nationally, and internationally? How does Quaker action on immigration intersect across these arenas? And what are the prospects for change in the coming year? FCNL’s February Quaker Changemaker event will highlight common threads in Quaker work for just migration policies, in our communities, on Capitol Hill, and internationally.
Speakers include Oscar Hernandez Ortiz, a member of FCNL’s young adult Advocacy Corps who is organizing and lobbying in Arizona; and Laurel Townhead, Human Rights and Refugees Representative for the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO). FCNL recently joined QUNO and other Quaker organizations in issuing the joint Quaker Statement on Migration. Marisa León-Gómez Sonet, FCNL’s program assistant for immigration and refugee policy, will moderate the conversation.