We define inverse semigroup actions on topological groupoids by partial equivalences. From such actions, we construct saturated Fell bundles over inverse semigroups and non-Hausdorff \'etale groupoids. We interpret these as actions on $C^*$\nobreakdash -algebras by Hilbert bimodules and describe the section algebras of these Fell bundles.
Our constructions give saturated Fell bundles over non-Hausdorff \'etale groupoids that model actions on locally Hausdorff spaces. We show that these Fell bundles are usually not Morita equivalent to an action by automorphisms, that is, the Packer-Raeburn stabilization trick does not generalize to non-Hausdorff groupoids.
"Inverse semigroup actions on groupoids." Rocky Mountain J. Math. 47 (1) 53 - 159, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1216/RMJ-2017-47-1-53