Week 3: February 03–09
Move Beyond Borders
We live in a society of borders--geographical, sociological, and psychological. Migrants cross borders to build a better life for their families; same-gender couples navigate the boundaries of conventionally accepted love; and transgender individuals challenge the division of societally-defined gender. Some of us must reconcile our overlapping identities, and others must cross borders to embrace those we once considered “other.” Let us explore how we can break down these arbitrary barriers to achieve a more loving society.
The Month Ahead
Thursday, February 7
“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the
unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is
the essential reality and our purpose on earth.”
– Marianne Williamson
For today’s action, investigate what the immigration detention system looks like in your area. To get started, check out this map of detention centers and learn more about detention visitation programs.
Action for Families:
Ask your child to help you make a list of toys that would be appropriate for both genders to play with. Talk about why they include the ones they pick.
- “Breaking the Isolation of Immigration Detention: Starting a Visitation Program” Webinar