Another World is Possible Fund supports American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in their efforts with the Not1More Deportation table, which is supported by a strong group of doctors, teachers, and social workers who make up Coloradans For Immigrant Rights. These citizens accompany our immigrant leaders to court and ICE check-ins, and they also join them in meetings with federal and state-level policy decision-makers. The Not1More Deportation Table, of the AFSC, is a space for directly impacted immigrant individuals and their families to test and incorporate unique methods for supporting one another as they fight their own, or their loved ones, deportation. During this pandemic, they have come together to lead car rallies highlighting the negligence of GEO and ICE towards detained peoples and to call for their liberation. Members also help each other find resources for rent and food assistance. In the last six weeks, they have mastered web-based platforms for meeting and organizing. They continue to organize fundraisers to pay for bond and legal expenses, share information about effective support letters, and advocate with elected officials to intervene.
“If we are able to support Not1More tables across the state resisting deportations, immigrant community members will be able to see themselves leading and fighting. Similarly, the citizen community in other parts of the state will see the cruelty of existing immigration policy. Finally, immigrants and citizens across the state will become powerful advocates at the local, state and federal level for pro-immigrant policies.”
Location: Denver, CO
Mission: AFSC Denver organizes allies, faith communities, and immigrants along the Front Range to support immigrant justice. From resistance to deportation to fomenting positive narratives, we advocate for policy change. Guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light of each person, AFSC works with communities and partners worldwide to challenge unjust systems and promote lasting peace.