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WHAT YOU CAN DO - Join this group now - Schedule one of our Meetup ideas in your neighborhood - Discuss your own Meetup ideas in the group conversation
OUR COMMUNITY GUIDELINES - Be Peaceful - Be Safe - Be Kind - Be Respectful - Be Real
Our children know what’s happening, and they are watching to see how we respond. But no one is too little to lead. Youth have been at the forefront of defending their families and friends against raids, deportations, hate and bullying. Now, they are ready to stand up for this country. With courage and conviction, they will stand up to anyone that tries to break their families, friends, and neighbors apart and declare boldly that #WeBelongTogether.
With youth leading the way, we - their parents and neighbors - will form circles and link arms at spaces we seek to make safe and welcoming for all like schools, parks, playgrounds, city halls and congressional offices, to demonstrate how young people are uniting against dangerous policies that threaten to tear communities apart.
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How To Host a #WeBelongTogether Unity Circle
(#WeBelongTogether is a project of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.)
1) Decide where you will hold your circle. You can have your event at a public space like a public library, house of worship, playground, school, local elected official’s office, or your home.
2) Set a date and time for your event, and schedule it. Use this template to get an event going for your #Resist group.
3) Invite the media and local leaders, if you like. Invite local leaders to join the circle - teachers, school officials, faith leaders, Mayors, City Council members, and others - and commit to enacting or fighting for policies that support and defend young people in their communities and others being targeted. Check out the full guide, below, for more on how to invite special guests.
4) At your event, form a circle linking arms around the space you seek to make safe and welcoming for all. Recite the We Belong Together chant, found in the full guide, as a group. You can also invite kids and youth to add their own lines to the chant. Give participants in the circle an opportunity to express their commitment to keeping the circle together, like not letting Trump or other officials take their friends or loved ones away; not letting their neighbors live in fear because of hate and racism.
Need more? Check out the full guide for #WeBelong Together Unity Circles here (including a fun poster to print: https://docs.google.c... (https://docs.google.com/document/d/15HyoTjnYc-PyBdY_DwJG-OlW-_qkIgoa_rkSApXrDpg/edit)