Many organizations and individuals in Tulsa are working on the question of deportation, the well being of persons without documents, heavyhanded enforcement by the federal government, the demonization of immigrants and refugees, and the coarsening of language and attitudes around the goal of a diverse, vital society. Even as we pursue different strategies, we are glad to join with anyone who shares our fundamental commitments. We will be heard.
Cosecha ("Harvest") is a non-violent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect, for the eleven million undocumented immigrants in the country. It was the main force behind the May 1, 2017 action "A Day Without Immigrants." Cosecha has a local presence in Tulsa and it is led by a talented group of young Latin(x) activists.
Based in Austin, Texas, Alejandro Caceres is a longtime advocate for Latin(x) immigrants and served as the first trainer of volunteers for New Sanctuary Network | Tulsa. Imbued with Gandhian principles of non-violence, he shared a vision of potent but respectful confrontation with authority. Together with his co-worker Peggy Morton, Alejandro has left a lasting impact on New Sanctuary.