What can congregations do in their local communities to stand in solidarity with migrants and immigrants? What is the opportunity that the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix represents for the UUA in its commitment to justice for immigrants and their families? In this first webcast of the Journey Toward Phoenix, we will answer these questions and more with our guests Gail Forsyth-Vail, Adult Programs Director for the UUA, and Sarah Bazzi and Marilyn Baker, co-conveners of the Immigration Working Group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia. Ms. Bazzi is also an immigration lawyer who brings a wealth of knowledge from her advocacy for undocmuented people who have been detained and are facing deportation.
The host of *The Journey Toward Phoenix* is Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith, one of three ministers serving the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia. He is a member of both the Resources "Brain Trust" and the Program Development Group for Justice GA 2012.
*The Journey Toward Phoenix* is a weekly radio blog intended to inform, entertain and inspire those who are attending or may attend Justice GA 2012, and to create a national dialogue about what Unitarian Universalists are doing in their local communities relative to the UUA theme of "Immigration as a Moral Issue".