May 2023: Amnesty Mid-Hudson Fundraiser
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023 AT 6:30 PM
Amnesty Mid-Hudson Fundraiser: Live Music, Film, Panel, Silent Auction
Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472
Join us on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30pm for Live African Music by Amadou Diallo & Family, Silent Auction, Film "From Beacon to the Border" with Filmmaker Andrea DeGeorge Garbarini, and a Panel Discussion with Speakers from Grannies Respond, For the Many, Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, Worker Justice Center, and Amnesty International Mid-Hudson. Panelists include Valerie Carlisle, Diana Lopez, Father Frank Alagna, and Renan Salgado. The fundraiser will benefit local organizations serving our immigrant communities. Suggested donation $10-$20 or more.
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December 2022: Journey for Justice
Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden has partnered with Witness at the Border and many other organizations to participate in Journey for Justice, a 2,200-mile border pilgrimage from Brownsville, Texas, to San Ysidro, California, December 2-18, 2022.
You are invited to join the caravan for all or part of the journey to honor the lives of migrants who have suffered and those who have died at the U.S.-Mexico border, to celebrate the tireless work of borderlands communities of welcome, and to call for change in immigration policies.
We will set off on our Journey on December 2, 2022, in Brownsville, Texas, and end in San Diego, California, on December 18, 2022.
We travel in honor and remembrance of the lives of all migrants and asylum seekers who have suffered and even perished at the US-Mexico border. * We travel in the spirit of the holiday season and in the Mexican tradition of pidiendo posada, seeking shelter among strangers. * We travel to elevate and celebrate the tireless and incredible work of our borderlands communities of welcome. * We travel to raise consciousness about the need for change in our immigration policies. * We travel by caravan at our own expense and welcome any invitations for refugees.
Courts and Ports
Courts & Ports is a 2-day immersion experience designed to build understanding of the many challenges facing migrants and public servants at the Texas-Mexico border. The project builds on work Texas Impact has been doing for years with faith communities across the state in building bridges between direct action and policy advocacy. Bearing witness to the current situation on the border helps equip people of faith from across Texas for potent advocacy for just immigration policies. Through interactions with policy experts; law enforcement officials; volunteers; and asylum seekers, participants gain perspective on the unique constellation of policy, logistical, and humanitarian issues in play.