MOTHER GROVE July Happenings & the WNC Sanctuary Movement
WNC Sanctuary Movement
In the wake of the recent ICE raids in Western North Carolina, the WNC Sanctuary Movement — for which the Mother Grove clergy and Circle of Council have expressed their public support — is offering several ways in which people can help the local immigrant community.
First, a Bond Fund has been set up to raise money for those who have been detained to get them out of detention so they can be with their families while their cases are being resolved. Also, there are volunteers needed in various areas. A “Padrino” program is being organized where groups of people can help out individual detainees and their families with whatever support they need, such as raising funds, writing letters, providing transportation, etc. And there are individual volunteer opportunities as well. More information, and links to make contributions, can be found at http://cimawnc.org/sanctuary-wnc/, or you can email email@example.com.
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
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