Join us on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 for the 4th Annual Bridging Communities Iftar: A Fundraiser for Vigilant LOVE
Break the Fast with us in the Month of Ramadan!
An Iftar like no other - join us in our growing solidarity community of Muslim American, Japanese American, South Asian, Black, Arab, Latinx, East Asian, Queer, Trans and interfaith accomplices. Get ready to break bread, breathe in art, and continue our momentum of building relationships and resistance.
When: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 || Registration at 6:00p, Program begins 6:20p.
Limited seating available. Grab your table or tickets on our Eventbrite today!
Vigilant Love in partnership with a statewide coalition of community-based and advocacy organizations is saying #NoPVEinCA!
We are calling on Governor Newsom to reject any and all CVE and PVE programs in the state, and quickly dismantle those under his purview like the Cal OES PVE program.
Sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/NoPVELetter
Cal OES, through funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), is disbursing nearly $625,000 to groups around the state to leverage their relationships with Muslim, refugee, Black, and Latinx communities in a misguided attempt to subvert “violent extremism,” particularly among youth. Cal OES’s PVE program is modeled on federal Countering Violent Extremism (“CVE”) frameworks designed by agencies like DHS and the FBI. CVE and PVE are premised on the false and stereotype-laden assumption that Muslim, refugee, Black, and Latinx communities are inherently prone to “extremism,” “radicalization,” and violence. They are part and parcel of discriminatory surveillance, profiling, and mapping programs targeting marginalized communities throughout the country, fueled by Islamophobia, anti-Blackness, and xenophobia.
There are a number of ways you can get involved and build with Vigilant Love!
Find out more below and shoot us a message with your creative partnership ideas.
If you are a foundation or leader invested in supporting our vision and values for collective resistance, we want to grow with you.
MEDIA & ARTS
If you are a media-maker, artist and/or influencer, work with us to amplify the stories and sharp analysis that America needs to hear.
SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGS
If you are a social justice organization, agency or campus looking to resist against Islamophobia, we're here to partner.
If you are a community space who shares our vision and values for justice, we need hosts for our work sessions, meetings, and workshops.