Volunteer with Sanctuary in the Streets
Sanctuary in the Streets is a network of 2,000+ people who are building the infrastructure to stop state violence against working people, including immigrants and people of color, as well as to organize a powerful working class movement. We are launching an emergency hotline to respond to workplace abuse, raids and deportations, and hate crimes.
Now is the time to come together and build an infrastructure of love and power, starting right here at home in the Pioneer Valley.
SiS combines a defensive and offensive strategy.
What will be asked of you as a member of SiS?
You will receive emergency emails and texts that notify you of peaceful public actions called in response to the immediate needs of immigrants and low-wage workers in difficult situations.
We imagine that SiS will be called upon to bear public witness to active deportations, to hold quick-response public rallies against acts of discrimination and labor exploitation, and to respond to injustice.
We also offer regular training opportunities, to ensure that all actions taken by SiS members are unified and advance the rights of workers and immigrants.
What is the structure of Sanctuary in the Streets?
SiS divides up work through committees. All the committees meet the first Monday of every month at our general assembly meeting. Each committee has two representatives who serve on the Steering Committee, a body that makes long-term plans in consultation with the various Workers’ Committees of the PVWC.
SiS’s education committee and many other volunteers have produced videos, publications, trainings and all kinds of infographics. Check out some of these resources below:
- A Very Brief History of Immigration - May 2018
- Masas pobres y desamparadas
- Myth vs. Fact on Immigration - May 2018
- Mitos y verdades - mayo de 2018
New Broadcast Text Numbers
Our network has expanded! As a result, members of the network may now receive broadcast messages from one of several new numbers. You can trust that you are receiving an official text from us if the number matches one from this list: