As a way of reiterating their values in the face of political change, organizations across the city, led by our city government, have been taking a stand.
Here are some ways that The Global Switchboard members are reacting:
- Amizade has launched a pilot project titled, Renovating Community Bridges, which was selected by The Sprout Fund to receive funding through the 100 Days of US campaign. Check out how Amizade wants to bridge cultural divides in our country by watching this video.
- Community Blueprint and City of Asylum held a daylong event titled Kids Without Borders at Alphabet City. Activities included a variety of youth-focused programming, workshops for adults such as counseling services in English and Spanish, anti-bullying sessions for youth and adults, and “Know Your Rights” sessions for immigrants and refugees.
- Friends of Farmworkers provided “Know Your Rights” sessions for the Latino community in Harrisburg, and to attendees at the Kids without Borders event in Pittsburgh. The sessions focused on constitutional rights and immigrants’ rights as affected by the recent executive orders on immigration enforcement and refugees.
- The Global Switchboard announced its new instagram series, #100DaysinPGH. For 100 days, one post per day will highlight the values that The Global Switchboard stands for: mutual understanding, human dignity, and human rights. We challenge you to showcase your values by posting with the hashtag #100DaysinPGH and following us @gswitchboard.