Today, BreakOUT! and NOWCRJ’s Congress of Day Laborers released the Vice to ICE Toolkit, a resource on organizing across intersections of identities, including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, country of origin, and language.
“Now, more than ever, as LGBTQ communities celebrate Pride all over the country against the backdrop of continued mass deportation and incarceration of LGBTQ undocumented youth of color, we need bold strategies for building deep, meaningful relationships across language and across and within all of our communities, focused on winning liberation in the South,” said BreakOUT! Youth Organizer and Congreso member, Arely Westley.
The Toolkit includes contributions from Southerners on New Ground, the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network, and other organizations, while drawing inspiration from years of organizing in New Orleans. It provides icebreakers groups can use to break down language barriers and workshop curriculum for political education that can be used with different immigrant and/or LGBTQ bases.