The crisis in immigrant communities is not confined to the border. Undocumented families in the Twin Cities live in great fear of detention and deportation. The hatred aimed at black and brown immigrants is horrifying and is increasing. We will do everything in our power to counter that hatred, to ensure comprehensive immigrant reform, and to honor and love our migrant brothers and sisters, who experience great challenges and also great successes in our community. This is an opportunity for you to learn from and stand in solidarity with immigrants, and to meet with organizations working to smooth the way for newcomers to our state.
Our Welcome the Stranger Ministry is proud to partner with Sarah’s…An Oasis for Women, the Advocates for Human Rights, and Open Door Northside. All of these organizations have been recipients of Justice Grants from the St. Joan of Arc Outreach Fund.
Sunday, August 18: Following the 11am mass, come to the Parish Center Upper Room for an overview of our work and stories from our border delegations.
Monday, August 19: We will tour Sarah's...An Oasis for Women and The Advocates for Human Rights.
Tuesday, August 20: Afternoon observation of immigration court. In the evening, we will join a group of immigrants learning English and engage them in conversation - what a great way to meet our neighbors!
Wednesday, August 21: An evening meal with prayer, discussion and action steps for the days ahead. Great food from Manos a la Obra.