A group of 10 bilingual immigrants began offering emotional support this week to undocumented aliens in Colorado detention centers with a program that helps them get in touch with their families. The program, known as Colorado AID, is a project of the Denver office of the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization.
[Michael Worrall is a member of Coloradoans for Immigrant Rights Letter to the Editor Ladder. (CFIR is a project of AFSC in Colorado.) His recent Letter to The Editor was published in the Denver Post! Want to see YOUR name in Print? To join our Letter Writing Ladder, just email Jordan Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.623.3464!]
By Jennifer Piper, Interfaith Organizing Director, AFSC Colorado
AFSC's organizing work in the faith community is really starting to take root in Fort Collins.
In August of 2009, I was invited to speak in Fort Collins through a New Sanctuary Movement contact who would also be speaking. After we spoke to the group of 80 clergy and laypeople, the Interfaith Immigrant Rights Coalition of Northern Colorado (IIRCNC) was formed.
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Coloradoans for Immigrants Rights (CFIR) is a project of the American Friends Service Committee. We’re ramping up our efforts to get published as local and national immigrant rights groups work with the Obama Administration to pass just and humane immigration reform.
On February 1, 2010, over 120 hundred people gathered at the Aurora Detention Center to make their voices heard. The February monthly vigil was planned by Coloradans For Immigrant Rights, a project of AFSC.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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