Mother's Day Behind Bars

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Mon, 05/08/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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9th Annual Mother’s Day Vigil Tacoma Northwest Detention Center

 

Cecil and Celeste welcome Pat Rumer from the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) to discuss the annual road trip and vigil to support mothers and families affected by detention.

“Answering the call of faith… Radical Accompaniment in difficult times”

 

Saturday, May 13 2017

12:00  1:30pm

1623 East “J” Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Vigil takes place at front gate entrance

  • Bring flowers from your garden for our traditional action of solidarity.
  • Music from Bajo Salario Collective Band and Seattle Labor Chorus
  • Special speakers, testimony, and action
  • CeAtl Tonalli smuding ceremony
  • Don’t forget to bring an outdoor chair or blanket for seating!
  • There will be a taco truck at the Vigil for food purchase.

Join a carpool from Portland to the Vigil - Provide a ride or get a ride. Meet at 8:15am on May 13th - Ascension Catholic Church parking lot,  734 SE 76th Portland OR 

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Comments

I wanted to respond to the gentleman who called in this morning concerned about immigrants taking/creating our housing problem.

Pat's response was compelling but I felt as I often do when I hear anti-immigrant beliefs expressed that Americans forget our brutal foreign policy that has destabilized a lot of these places immigrants are fleeing from. We've waged war on civilians, meddled in their elections, and polluted their home places (climate change) to the extent that they have to leave.

As a Portland resident, born and raised here, I am being displaced and I don't attribute this problem to immigrants, I blame it on a city government that was in no way prepared for the flood of people moving here from other states, people much wealthier than I for whom the city has been eagerly making room for by building housing that only they can afford it seems.

Thanks for listening!
Laura