Advocates Gather in Song and Solidarity in front of the GEO Immigration Detention Center in Aurora, Colorado
By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director for Immigrant Rights
More than 60 faith and community members joined together on Labor Day, demonstrating their resistance to the continued detention of workers, mothers and fathers. For over a year, faith and community groups have taken turns hosting the monthly vigil, sponsored by AFSC, creating a community of immigrants and citizens opposed to immigrant detention.
This sign is from a monthly vigil which AFSC organizes at an immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.
Mark Your Calendar!
AFSC's Colorado program will hold its annual celebration of AFSC's work toward peace and justice. You are warmly invited to attend this gathering, always a wonderful opportunity to connect or reconnect with the AFSC community.
This year's event will include a potluck dinner and a theatrical presentation by Denver's Romero Troupe as well as the honoring of the 2010 Jack Gore Peace awardees Ed Wood and Andy and Sarah Bardwell.
Gabriela C. Flora, AFSC Project Voice Regional Organizer
Urges federal officials to take legislative action for humane immigration policy
Denver, CO (July 9th, 2010)-- The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) applauds the Obama administration for its decisive challenge to Arizona’s so-called immigration-reform racial profiling law, known as SB 1070.
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