New Sanctuary Movement was started in 2007 in response to a challenge to publicly stand in solidarity with immigrants. New Sanctuary Movement works for immigration reform and organizes immigrant communities and allied faith communities to support families facing separation due to deportation. Women often become the sole heads of households in the U.S. when their husbands are incarcerated or deported. The Mary’s Pence Grant will fund a series of leadership trainings called Mujeres Líderes, or Women’s Leadership, that will provide immigrant women with the communication and organizing skills they need to bring about systemic change in the U.S. immigration system and in their communities. The program will help women not only work for their families, but for human rights and dignity for all immigrants by developing their leadership skills and teaching community organizing.
Website: New Sanctuary Movement