Mother’s Day Vigil at Northwest Detention Center
Saturday, May 12, 11am – 3pm
Join others from UUC at the 10th annual Mother’s Day Vigil to show your solidarity with families who are separated. Faith communities from across Washington and Oregon have come together for a vigil every Mother’s Day to remember the devastating impact the detention system has on families and to commit to another year of advocacy and organizing for another world where loved ones are not incarcerated and deported. This year, UUC joins the Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) in hosting the Mother’s Day Vigil.
The Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) is the region’s largest immigration detention center with 1,500 beds. Detainees from region, and the country, are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during deportation proceedings. At the Mother’s Day Vigil, join others in faithful, community-based resistance and bear witness to the inhumane impact of detention and deportation on our communities. You can link to more details on Facebook or by linking to a flyer. Bring flowers from your garden as a symbol of solidarity, along with a blanket or chair if you like, and cash for the taco truck.
Contact Roberta, if you would like to join others from UUC. Also, if you would like to offer an opening prayer from a non-faith tradition, let Roberta know To help the organizers plan, and receive more updates, RSVP here. Carpools are being organized so please sign-up if you can drive or need a ride.
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