Saturday, May 1, 2010

After Arizona - Stand with immigrants

Philadelphia rallies in support of immigrants and comprehensive reform today:

noon - 2 p.m.
Elmwood Park, 71st & Buist Ave,, one block from the 36 trolley stop at 71st & Elmwood

Kennett Square
noon - 4 p.m.
North Walnut Rd., Nixon Park Soccer Fields


Family Unity BBQ,
Sunday May 2
Philadelphia, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Mifflin Park at 6th and Ritner in South Philly
Celebration of the strength and diversity of immigrant families and a call for the end of the collaboration between local police and ICE

On Wednesday:

Immigration Education Forum
May 5, 7:00 PM
St. John the Evangelist Church
21 S. 13th Street, Lower Church

The forum will discuss the following topics:

  • US Catholic Church history as an immigrant church
  • Inability for the undocumented immigrants to obtain legal status
  • Local policy that impacts immigrant communities
  • Value of immigrants to the United States
  • Catholic Church calling for provide dignity to the poor and oppressed
  • The Church’s position on immigration reform

The panel of speakers will include:

Father Tom Betz – Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, Philadelphia
Msgr. Hugh Joseph Shields – Director of the Office of the Vicar for Hispanic Catholics of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Sister Mary Kay Flannery – Regional coordinator of the Justice for Immigrants Campaign
Peter Pedemonti – coordinator of the New Sanctuary Movement, Philadelphia
For more information call (215) 990-5730

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