A Gathering of Witnesses for Reflection - Connection - Action
October 2023: Building Bridges of Hope - Construyendo Puentes de Esperanza
Grannies Respond plans journey to the Texas border
Join Grannies RespondAbuelas Responden as we journey to Texas to build bridges of hope for asylum seekers with our border partners.
When: We will arrive in Brownsville on Oct. 13, and will schedule activities from Oct. 14 to Oct. 18 in Brownsville, and possibly in McAllen.
For those interested in adding to your journey, Little Amal will be in San Antonio on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet, has become a global symbol of human and refugee rights. https://walkwithamal.org/
Our goal: To connect with our border partners, witness what is happening at the border, and welcome asylum seekers with dignity and respect.
Please let us know if you are interested in joining us, and complete the following form for planning purposes. https://forms.gle/Jyfgc7UA5jut6j75A
GRANNIES RESPOND OCTOBER BORDER TRIP INFO ZOOM - AUG. 31 @ 7:00 PM EDT
It is the mission of Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden Inc. to provide and elicit compassionate and respectful support for asylum seekers and immigrants who are seeking safety and security in the United States.
Ashfield, MA: Pixie Holbrook
Philadelphia, PA: Sue-Ann Divito
Philadelphia, PA: Margo Villanova
Pittsburgh, PA: Jo Schlesinger:
May 2023: Amnesty Mid-Hudson Fundraiser
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023 AT 6:30 PM
Amnesty Mid-Hudson Fundraiser: Live Music, Film, Panel, Silent Auction
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.
We will set off on our Journey on December 2, 2022, in Brownsville, Texas, and end in San Diego, California, on December 18, 2022.
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.