Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vigil for Immigrant Rights

Join the ALIVE Club and Campus Ministry on:

Wednesday, October 19th from 5pm-6pm at West Contra Costa County Detention Center!

Richmond High School (with members of HNU's Alive Club) have planned an interfaith vigil to speak up for immigrant rights.

The Contra Costa County Dentention Center operates an annex to the county jail in North Richmond. Through some arrangement between the county and the Feds, Ice detains undocumented immigrants there until they are deported or sent on to some federal detention center. An organization called the Interfaith Human Rights Project (IHRP) conducts a vigil at the West County lockup on the third Wednesday of each month, from 5pm-6pm. Rather than personally conduct these vigils , the IHRP invites local groups to sponsor each event. There is no set format for the vigil--the only requirement is that they be peaceful. The purpose of the vigils is to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters whose only crime is to be in this country without documentation and to protest our immigration policy.

Please contact by this Sunday if you would like to attend (we will leave campus on 10/19 at 4PM and return at 6PM).

Join ALIVE tomorrow night (Wed., 10/12, 8PM, McLean Chapel) to learn some of the songs for the vigil.

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