In case you haven’t noticed, there are some big problems on the US border. No matter your political leaning or views and no matter what the cause, detention facilities are catastrophically overcrowded and the US government workers manning those facilities are floundering trying to cope.
People are suffering down there and worse their kids are suffering with them.
For the sake of full disclosure, you should know that my immediate family circle includes persons deeply vested in the legal rights of children and the legal rights of immigrants. I’ve participated in humanitarian aid efforts and outreach to children all over the world including China and Eastern Europe.
I’ve also spent time in places where people are warehoused like animals and some of them have been in the US.
I’m not trying to manipulate you with these words. Mine is not an appeal to your sympathy or your sentimentality. I’m merely explaining my personal motivation.
We’ll be doing classes and training at Coffee Fest in LA. Ordinarily, we’d charge a nominal fee for participation. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we’ve been doing classes and training at a dramatically reduced cost to the participants. For this event, all of our offerings are now officially free, but we’re asking you to donate what you can to a few of organizations we feel are doing good work at the border.
- Kids in Need of Defense https://supportkind.org/
- Innovation Law Lab https://innovationlawlab.org/
- The Florence Project https://firrp.org/
This is entirely voluntary and entirely at your personal discretion. There are many wonderful, worthwhile organizations, but these are a few we believe in. Thank you for reading, see you in class.
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