Mural at Maplewood Elementary School, Austin, Texas

Victoria Rossi on the Meanings of Sanctuary

The terms “sanctuary” and “sanctuary movement” are bandied about with reverence and respect….. or disgust and fury.  As I write, Austin is experiencing ferocious retaliation from the Texas Governor, Texas Legislature, and ICE, for supposedly being a “sanctuary city.”  But what does that even mean?

Victoria Rossi has written a beautiful, clear, and helpful analysis in this article, published in the February 10, 2017, Austin Chronicle,  “Sanctuary Cities and the We Fight for Human Rights: When community matters more than the law.”   It’s well worth your time.

Photo: Maplewood Elementary School mural, photo by Virginia Raymond, March 10, 2016

 

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