For some of us, “home” is mama’s chicken and rice, or a deep hug from someone who truly sees us. For others, “home” is a place free of bombs and airstrikes that only exists in our memories.
“Home” is a place defined by love. But heightened attacks and surveillance on Muslim and immigrant communities – at school, in our neighborhoods, and from the government – has made it hard for our Muslim and immigrant friends and family to feel safe.
You can help make Muslim and immigrant mamas feel more at home by sending them love this Mamas Day. Create a card online and MAG-Net member, Forward Together, will deliver it to a Muslim or immigrant mama in time for Mamas Day.
My mama is an immigrant. My family is full of immigrants from Latin America and Israel/Palestine. I’ve seen how immense fear, destructive raids, and pervasive anxiety has changed them in the few short months since Trump took office.
And yes, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism are nothing new. But the increase in violence from the government and individuals is intense. As visionary groups around the country organize against hateful acts and legislation, Mamas Day cards offer an intimacy that’s sometimes hard to feel as we call our lawmakers or even march in the streets.
The vibrant art, the act of sending a simple yet personal message, the real connection to a mama – this is how we create love and build homes for those feeling most isolated and marginalized by this administration.
Send your card today and we’ll make sure it gets to a Muslim or immigrant mama!