Looking for ways to advocate on behalf of refugees and the forcibly displaced? Wondering how you can do so in your local community? Not sure where to start?
Look no further! JRS/USA’s recently updated JRS Refugee Action Team Toolkit offers a variety of ideas and suggestions for organizing a group focused on advocating on behalf of refugees and forcibly displaced persons on school campuses, parishes, or in communities. Detailed with guidelines, resources, and sample outreach materials, this toolkit will ensure you succeed in your efforts to inspire welcome and make a change in your home community.
JRS/USA also recently updated our Walk a Mile in My Shoes Toolkit, which provides the tools needed to implement a refugee simulation in your local community. This community engagement event offers individuals and communities an opportunity to pause and experience, if only vicariously and for a few moments, the frustrations, disappointments and hopes that refugees around the world face. Gather your family, friends, classmates, or fellow parishioners and see what it might be like to Walk a Mile in a refugee’s shoes.
Please take a moment to review these resources and identify ways that you can take action. It’s through these actions that we can build a movement of support for refugees in the U.S. and around the world. We hope you can join us!
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