For the month of May, we are supporting International Rescue Committee (IRC). This organization is on the frontlines of refugee crises around the world. In our own backyard, the Northern California office is the largest US office and has resettled over 1,200 refugees just since October 2016. It is a great organization with both global and local impact.
Refugees are among our most vulnerable global citizens. The current president has not been friendly towards refugees – in fact, many refugees were stranded at airports and in camps around the world when the President issued his travel ban. Click here to join our fundraising campaign – your donation will go directly to IRC.
Anyone giving $25+ may attend our next event and meeting on May 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. We will meet in the Diamond Light Tibetan Meditation Group Room (room 14) located in the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community at 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.
In the meantime, learn more about the IRC.
Yoga + Peace in Action is a series of fundraising events in Sacramento designed to build community, support organizations, and instigate positive social change.
The goal of Yoga + Peace in Action is to create, organize, and mobilize a politically and civically active Sacramento yoga community to support organizations that defend and protect civil, human, and first-amendment rights and to actively engage with local, state, and federal governments.
Yoga + Peace in Action is a direct response to the results of the November 8, 2016 election. It is a direct response to any effort to threaten or weaken American civil, human, or first-amendment right on local, state, and federal levels.
What a Yoga + Peace in Action Event Does
Each event will raise funds and support for a specific organization that is working to defend and protect civil, human, and first-amendment rights. We will also support organizations that are working hard to fill the funding and service gaps created by Trump administration cuts.
Together, we will support organizations and changemakers, educate ourselves about the work that needs to happen, and activate our Sacramento yoga community to engage with local, state, and federal governments.
Each month will focus on a different organization. Think of it as a cause-of-the-month club that connects you to a series of great organizations and fellow citizens working hard to be the best change possible in the world.