The below was written by partners of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, an interfaith organization dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment. Both the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are members of Shoulder-to-Shoulder.
As you know, the federal government challenged the injunctions on the Muslim and refugee bans placed by federal district court judges in Maryland and Hawai’i. During the week of May 8-15th, the 4th Circuit and 9th Circuit are scheduled to hold hearings on the Muslim and refugee bans.
After connecting with several organizations active with resistance against the Executive orders, we thought that the week of May 8-15th would be an opportune time to renew awareness and resistance events related to the Muslim and refugee bans - a National Week of Resistance to renew our collective declaration of #NoMuslimBanEver.
We ask for your participation to make the National Week of Resistance a success.
1. We have created a simple guide with 5 ideas and a list of resources that groups on this listserv have developed, available online (here) and as a downloadable attachment (here), along with social media graphics (available here).
2. We are also going to be curating two twitter town halls on May 8th and May 15th. If you would like to join us as an anchor (to share information about the Muslim and refugee bans), please email me by Friday of this week.
3. Please spread the word about the National Week of Resistance with your networks and chapters! Pick one of the 5 ways below:
*Placing a link to the online campaign (here) on your website
*Including information about the Week of Resistance #NoMuslimBanEver in your newsletters
*Talking about the Week of Resistance #NoMuslimBanEver at your ongoing events
*Organizing an event, rally, or discussion during May 8-May 15th
*Spreading the word on social media with these sample tweets:
On May 8 + 15, federal courts will be deciding #NoMuslimBanEver. Join Week of Resistance with an event of your own http://ow.ly/ZPtR30b6ghR
We are joining National Week of Resistance to renew our declaration of #NoMuslimBanEver b/w May 8 & 15th. Join us: http://ow.ly/ZPtR30b6ghR
5 ideas + resources to create your resistance event to declare #NoMuslimBanEver b/w May 8 & 15th. Join us now: http://ow.ly/ZPtR30b6ghR