Upstander/Immigration Action Group


This group is engaging with other local groups and ACLU PeoplePower to:

• develop a community conversation around inclusion,
• identify opportunities to stand up for vulnerable members of our community,
• identify and host training for activists.

Join this group to help discover and host opportunities to stand up for vulnerable members of our community and stay abreast of Upstander events and information. The group meets irregularly, but usually at least once a month.

For more info, please contact group chair: Margaret Creeth

Upstander events

All events


Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights (ACLU): What to do if ICE is at your door (English) • (Spanish)

Printable cards:
Show at window if ICE arrives to demonstrate you know your rights.
Know Your Rights (ACLU): One-page flyer (English) • (Spanish) • (Other languages)
Know Your Rights (iAmerica): One-page flyer (English and Spanish)

Wilton/CT Resources

CT Family Preparedness Plan (English March 2017)
CT Govenor Memo: State Guidance for Law Enforcement in Connecticut

CT Govenor Memo: State Guidance for Superintendents on Immigration
CT Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act

American Civil Liberties Union

National •  Connecticut Chapter

PeoplePower, an ACLU movement using digital tools to communicate with and help train volunteers to resist President Trump’s unlawful policies across the country. Join the Upstander group for information about local meetings.

ACLU Testimony Training Packet

ACLU’s 9 “model” state and local law enforcement policies and rules

Freedom and the Constitution: A Curriculum for High School Classrooms in Connecticut Curriculum for Students, 18 pp.

Freedom and the Constitution: A Curriculum for High School Classrooms in Connecticut Teacher’s Guide, 67 pp.

American Immigration Council – Immigration Impact

About AIC
Promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrant through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

NationalConnecticut Chapter

Child and Family Guidance Center

CFGC has 4 locations in Fairfield County, main office Bridgeport.
Mental health, family, educational counseling, crisis intervention, immigration lawyer referrals, housing referrals, etc. Insurance or sliding scale fees, no questions asked about legal status.


GLSEN champions LGBTQ issues in K-12 education since 1990. Their mission is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Muslim Public Affairs Council

MPAC Standing up for Muslims in America

Sanctuary Congregations

Rapid Response: Toolkit for Faith Allies

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ-CT)

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice, assisting immigrants/refugees with court appearances, transitions to detention, sharing their story, etc.

Southern Poverty Law Center

SPLC Fighting hate, teaching tolerance, seeking justice

Community Conversations On Divisive Issues

American Library Association (ALA)

Hosting and Leading Community Conversations
Community Conversation Guide (pdf)

Public Agenda

Public Agenda’s model for successful community conversations

Hate Crime Reporting

For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”

To report a hate crime: contact Southern Poverty Law Center, local law enforcement, and FBI.

Pursue legal remedies separately from reporting. Reporting a hate crime to SPLC or ProPublica does not automatically result in a report of the incident to police or the FBI. Victims and victim advocates must pursue justice separately from reporting.


Field Contact offices, Shepherd-Byrd Act 2009 brochure, hate crime reporting
Hate Crimes – Summary, History, Definition, FBI’s Role, Annual Statistics 2010-2015
Explanations of FBI statistics & reporting, Uniform Crime Reporting
Victim assistance resources for hate crimes

Anti Defamation League: Report a hate crime

Connecticut ADL: Report a hate crime in CT

ProPublica: Reporting hate crimes in NY

NY State Governor’s Hate Crime Hotline 888-392-3694