Exciting happenings in North Carolina with our Clergy Fellows! On February 10, Ivan Parra, the organizer of our North Carolina partner organization North Carolina IAF, conducted an immigrant organizing training at current Clergy Fellow Rabbi Larry Bach’s synagogue, Judea Reform in Durham. Around 80 Latino leaders from the North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations and eight of Rabbi Bach’s Spanish-speaking congregants attended. Judea Reform is already part of the local IAF group Durham CAN, which is partnering with the immigrants rights group.
The immigrant leaders that day decided to do a 400 person action before the sheriff’s race on May 8th to press for equality access to quality education for immigrants and to decriminalize the treatment of immigrants. We will keep you posted as the action develops. Ivan plans to conduct similar trainings for emerging immigrant leaders, JOIN Clergy Fellows, and local lay leaders in areas where other Clergy Fellows are working, such as Winston-Salem and Chapel Hill. We are excited to continue organizing together to improve immigrants rights.