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I’m writing to share with you about a movement-building delegation in the deep South. As someone who is helping to organize this delegation, I want to invite RG members to join us in Alabama the first week of March.

I’m a pretty new Resource Generation member, living in Birmingham, Alabama. I am helping the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice organize an exciting project: bringing progressive donors to the south to build cross-regional solidarity around funding racial justice grassroots movements.

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As a volunteer on this delegation, I am excited to warmly and boldly invite the RG community to come out to Selma, AL this March for “Investing in Deep South Movements: Investing in the Nation!”

This delegation is a political education and relationship-building opportunity for folks seeking to learn and ground in recent Civil Rights History and current Southern struggles for justice.

This delegation is an opportunity to be a part of forming cross-regional alliances that will encourage us all to invest in Southern progressive organizing as we continue to build our movements locally and nationally.

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Selfishly, I hope that RG members will join the delegation because I want your voices here in the South. I want to hear your perspectives and ideas about how we can support critical racial justice organizing in the deep South, and I know that the delegation will be shaped by your presence.

Moreover, I wholeheartedly encourage you to come on this delegation as a mobilization effort in moving $1 Million from the RG community to Black led, Black liberation organizing by May 2015, and in building our long term commitments to racial justice.

Please see all relevant information about the delegation here and below:

Investing in Deep South Movements​: Investing in the Nation

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice ​Invites Progressive Donors to ​Participate in a​ Delegation ​to the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday & ​Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

March 5th – 8th, 2015, Birmingham & Selma, Alabama

​-Register by February 17th-

​View ​​​complete details ​ and ​delegation program​ for more information.​

If you are unable to participate, you can still support by sponsoring immigrant leaders from across Alabama to travel to Selma to build Black-Brown Unity in a united movement for justice in the Deep South.

“As goes the South, so goes the nation.” -W.E.B. Du Bois

​The South has long been targeted by conservatives advancing an agenda of violence and disenfranchisement against Black communities, Immigrants, and LGBTQ people.

​Standing up to this repression, Deep South communities have visioned and led powerful grassroots organizing for liberation and justice. As this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ invites progressive funders to join thousands for a powerful week of events and to invest in the future legacy of Deep South progressive organizing.)

  • Learn about ACIJ’s successful work to beat back the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant state law

  • ​Build relationships with ACIJ’s grassroots immigrant leadership, learn about their powerful work to build Black-Brown Unity, and meet Dolores Huerta!

  • Participate in 50th Anniversary workshops, celebration, storytelling, a tour the Civil Rights Institute to honor the legacy of Civil Rights
  • ​For a full schedule of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration week, visit www.selma50.com

  • Learn about today’s movement landscape in the South and connect with Southern organizations working across issues to transform the South.

Check out this video made by Alabama’s Immigrant Youth on Selma and connections between Immigrant and African American struggles,​​ and this video profiling one of ACIJ’s member organizations in Tuscaloosa.

Participation cost per delegate is $500, plus an initial suggested contribution of $1,000 towards the March Commemoration and ACIJ. Participants are responsible for their own travel to Alabama and lodging costs, and will be asked to make a meaningful pledge to Immigrant Justice and Black-led organizing in Alabama.

​ View more details here. We’re happy to talk through alternative giving options–please get in touch! ​​Space is limited so please register today!​

​View​ ​​​complete details and ​delegation program​ ​for more information.​

​​After the registration deadline, hotel room availability cannot be guaranteed but if you have missed the deadline, please do still get in touch if you are interested in participating.

If you are unable to participate, you can still support by sponsoring immigrant leaders from across Alabama to travel to Selma to build Black-Brown Unity in a united movement for justice in the Deep South.

Please ​​contact Stina Janssen at ACIJ at stinajanssen@gmail.com or 360-301-3340 with questions or to talk further​!

This delegation is co-sponsored by: Resource Generation’s campaign to Move $1Million to Black-Led Organizing and the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice.