Elder Activists for Social Justice Community Conversation

Thursday, August 27
9:00 – 10:30 am PT / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

For EASJ’s August Community Conversation we continue to delve into the topics of immigration, asylum and incarceration. We’ll wrap up the conversation with actions and connections to organizations working on the front lines of the health, humanity and legal rights of US immigrants as well as calling out the for-profit prison system.

Please register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


If you missed the conversation on July 16 with Elizabeth White, advocate and author, and Fareed Hayat, law professor at CUNY and public defender, you can watch or listen to it here.

You can see a recording of our June 18 Community Conversation with Belinda Eriacho, Navajo and Zuni elder, and David Garcia, elder in the Tohono O’odham tribe, here.


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Instructions and access to Zoom conferencing


More information about EASJ’s Community Conversations

We meet every month on the fourth Thursday of the month. We participate together over Zoom video conferencing in a lightly-facilitated, educational and interactive conversation. We have time to deep dive into our topics using an Elder and social justice lens…always provocative, meaningful and community-oriented.

We began over three years ago by looking at issues related to racism, white privilege, wealth inequality and Islamophobia, and have recently studied Native peoples’ history, reconciliation and the moral voice of an Elder. Each month’s topic grows from the previous month’s and the interests of those attending.

Approximately two weeks before each meeting we may post resources about our subject which include relevant readings, videos, articles, and introspective questions. Our meeting format is participatory, and everyone has a chance to interact and share.

Here are three links to suggestions we’ve created for taking action against separating families and incarcerating immigrants. Make your own amendments for inviting more immigrants than current limits and for rapid and honest processing of people seeking asylum:

  1. Actions for Maximum Effectiveness regarding Separation of Children at the Border
  2. Groups Acting to Stop US Policies that Separate Immigrating Children from Their Families
  3. Groups Acting to Aid US Immigrants in the US
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