Going Beyond Sanctuary: Building Freedom Cities

With the election of Donald Trump as president, there has been an alarming increase in the rate of targeted attacks on the country’s most vulnerable communities including immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ, black people, women and the poor. Around the country, states are consolidating power, increasing police budgets and ICE enforcement. Meanwhile, the federal government is…

Reclaiming our Communities

Photo by Erik Voss The condemnation of Decatur’s confederate monument, “Lost Cause,” brought people of all races and ages together at the Beacon Municipal Plaza. More than 300 local residents marched through downtown Decatur, GA to the white supremacist monument in Decatur Square. United in solidarity undocumented immigrants, local high…

#SafetyIs Caring For Our Community! Report-back from #NOSL2017

On Tuesday August, 1st, Enlace joined dozens of organizations from across the country to participate in the Night Out for Safety and Liberation (NOSL), a community-driven alternative action to the National Night Out—a police-centric event that highlights "police-community partnerships" as the pathway to safety. From coast-to-coast, the Enlace community came…

What is Freedom?

Nicholas Fraser (@downgoes.fraser) This July 4th, 2017 we passed 241 years of “independence”. It is important that we reflect on how this independence was made and on whose land we are on. Even at this late date you can still find out who’s land/tribe you are living on based on the city…