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Immigrant Detention Center Vigil Set for January 2

Immigrant Detention Center Vigil Set for January 2

Monday, January 2, 2012 - 11:00pm
Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Photo: AFSC / Jon Krieg

The firtst Monday of each Month, at 6 p.m., the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) & Coloradans for Immigrant Rights sponsor a vigil at the Immigrant Detention Center in Aur...ora, Colorado.

In solidarity, Monday, January 2, Regis University Engaged Scholar Activists will co-sponsor the vigil as part of a year of dialogue and action on immigration and immigrant rights at the University. As students who are both affected either directly or indirectly by the issue of immigration, we believe in standing up and speaking out for change.

Please join us at the GEO Detention Center. Dress warm and bring hats, scarves, mittens, and warm coats! Perhaps even bring an extra pair for a friend in need that evening! We promise to stand together to generate warmth in our hearts and heat around this issue. And we'll have hot chocolate and cider to help!

DIRECTIONS: The vigil will start at the Northwest corner of 30th Avenue and Peoria Street in Aurora. Take I‐70 to Peoria, head South on Peoria to 30th Avenue. We will walk from Peoria and 30th Avenue north to 31st Avenue and go West on 31st to see the expansion of the detention center. We will then walk around to the front of the detention center to stand in solidarity, share sentiments, and make some noise.

If you'd like to catch a ride from Regis University, we've got plenty of space and will be leaving from lot 3 at the student center on 50th and Lowell at 5.15 pm. Reserve a spot by contacting Melissa or 303.458.4217.


GEO Detention Center
30th Avenue and Peoria St.
Aurora , CO