Immigration through the Lens of Faith
Where Immigrant and Worker Rights Intersect
April 29, 2010, 3-6 PM
This workshop will equip participants with basic knowledge
of immigration issues and provide practical proven solutions on
how to engage in protecting the rights of immigrant workers.
Location: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Parish Hall
464 NE 16th St., Miami, FL 33132
Who should attend:
o clergy and congregants
o staff and leaders of interfaith organizations
o religious or community outreach staff of unions
o community service or agency staff
o staff of faith based institutions
o staff of organizations or groups involved in immigration advocacy
Registration Fee: $10 Includes materials and refreshments.
Registration Deadline: April 27
Mail registration form and check to:
South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice, 150 SW 13th Ave., Miami, FL 33135
Email form to email@example.com and bring check to the workshop
Fax form to (786) 264-1859 and bring check to the workshop
For more information, please contact:
Jeanette Smith, (305) 598-1404; firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Marth, (786) 344-0829; email@example.com
For Our Sister People of Haiti
In these moments of pain for our Haitian brothers and sisters, we, the fasters, want to express our solidarity and send our condolences. Our thoughts and all our prayers are with those who still don’t have news from their family in Haiti or, even worse, have lost a loved one in this natural disaster. Therefore, we call on President Obama to grant Temporary Protected Status to Haitians in the United States so that they can support their country and their family members in this moment of anguish. En Espanol.
February 8, 2010: Press Conference in front of Congressman Ortiz Office Building Zoila Molina goes on Hunger Strike with son Ronald Molina, who is being detained at Port Isabel Detention Center, to stop the separation of her family.
February 5, 2010: Press Conference at Port Isabel Detention Center Members of Southwest Workers' Union (family members of immigrants in detention) were denied authorization was also denied to members of the press who would have documented the tour.
70 Detainees Hunger Strike at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Bayview, TX: Began On National Day of Action Against Sherriff Arpaio, The Hunger Strike grows in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue Reading.
Press Release (January 14, 2010)
"Fast for Our Families Enters Third Week - Calling for TPS for Haitians, Facing Serious Health Concerns"
January 14 - Members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to visit fasters
Huffington Post (Jane Guskin)- January 12, 2010
January 12 - Candlelight Vigil in Gainesville The Emmanuel Mennonite Church of Gainesville, who knows first
hand the situation of immigrants in detention, will sponsor a
candlelight vigil in support of the Fast for Our Families and the Trail
of Dreams. The solidarity event will be held at the at Westminster
Presbyterian Church's Community Building at 1521 NW 34th Street, on
January 12 from 7-9. More.
El Sentinel - January 8, 2010
"Huelga de hambre para detener deportaciones"
In Solidarity: Interfaith Vigil in Raymondville, Texas at Willacy C ounty Processing Center on Saturday, January 9th.
The New Sanctuary Movement of Milwaukee announces Solidarity Fast
Members will fast every Friday until the demands of the Fasters are met. Read about our other Solidarity Actions.
New York Daily News - January 7
"President Obama has not followed through on his promise of fair immigration reform"
Miami Herald - January 6
"U.S. Catholic leaders want President Obama to make immigration reform a priority"
Letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
(January 5, 2010) Immigrant Rights Movement Escalates! Detained Haitian Immigrant Leader Jean Montrevil Joins Fast for Our Families as 8 NY Clergy Arrested Fighting Separation of Families
How the Obama Administration Can Keep Families Together - Policy Document
January 17, 2010 Vigil at Mision Sta. Ana
Sabastien tells about going to the hospital
Statements of Support for the Fast for Our Families
January 17, 2010 Vigil
detention centers, and humiliated into wearing electronic shackles. We have been treated as if we are not human. Continue Reading. En Espanol.
Official Statement from the Fasters - January 17, 2010
"Breaking Our Fast and Continuing Our Struggle"
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