We focused our resistance efforts on joining the renewed Sanctuary City movement, here in the neighborhood that possibly started that movement in the early 1980s.* We were honored to have Father Michael Kwiecien, Sister Kathleen and Sister Lucia join us from St. Teresa Church. They shared what the parishes in SF are doing right now in defense of vulnerable immigrants and their families, and how we can help. Former neighbor April Ellis invited everyone to monthly Sunday afternoon drop-in “Act-tea-vism” at her house, where various participants write postcards, call legislators, make signs etc. Some PHDC board members gave updates on resistance they have been involved in.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 7th, 7:00 pm
WHERE: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro St
*St. Teresa of Avila Church, at 19th St and Connecticut, provided some of the earliest efforts to support Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees, and helped to form a coalition of Christian and Jewish congregations. City resolutions and ordinances followed in 1984 and 1989, declaring San Francisco a city of refuge – from other governments, and from our own immigration police.