On April 20th, dozens of HLS alumni and local experts came together to develop model protective policies for sanctuary spaces in the Age of Trump. They considered questions such as: What types of protective strategies can these different institutions employ? What are the legal limits on how far those policies can go? How would protective strategies affect the community as a whole? How might the federal government push back?
Participants were split into five discussion groups: courts, health care, first responders, religious institutions, and schools. Each group spent the afternoon brainstorming ways to create sanctuary spaces in these areas. At the end of the day, each group presented their ideas to the rest of the participants.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this event!