Immigrant Families Need You Now More Than Ever

November 11, 2017

Last night we filled St. Stephen’s Church in Lynn to listen to each others’ anger, sorrow, despair and fear. We shared thoughts on the election and on how we will respond to the aggression against our communities. Click here for news coverage of our gathering.

 

Economic and political elites incite poor White people to blame Black and Brown people for their problems, and they incite us to blame poor Whites for the hatred in our nation. They have pitted us against each other so they can continue to increase their profits and power while we focus on blaming each other.  They have fractured us along lines of race, class, gender, immigration status, and criminal status.   Divided, we can not protect ourselves, our families, or our communities. Divided, we cannot have democracy. Divided, we will not have justice or peace.

 

As an immigrant, I am comforted by the overwhelming support I felt from my brothers and sisters in ECCO, who expressed their commitment to protecting immigrants and Muslims.

 

With the courage this sense of community gives me, I ask you to join ECCO’s immigrant organizers and our partner group Cosecha this Sunday to protect immigrant families from deportation.  Together, we will send a powerful and prophetic message that we are all connected as one human family, immigrants and citizens alike.  We are responsible for one another, and our liberation is deeply interrelated

 

WHERE: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center

20 Bradston St. (Suffolk County House of Corrections)

Boston, MA 02118

 

WHEN: Sunday November 13th from 4:00 to 5:00

 

Our sisters and brothers in the Boston Sanctuary Movement are holding a vigil at the same detention center starting at 2:00 if you want to arrive earlier.

 

Thank you for standing with us.

 

Angela Arce

Vice President, ECCO Board

Immaculate Conception Church, Salem

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