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Action Alert: Let My People Stay – Week of Action & Prayer

From CAUSA in Oregon…

Dear Immigrant Rights Supporter,

Next week marks the one year anniversary of the ICE raid on the Fresh Del Monte fruit and vegetable processing plant in North Portland. Please join CAUSA and our allies for Week of Action & Prayer to remember the 167 immigrant workers who were torn from their livelihood and their families.  A calendar of events can be found below.  

Donations from the events will go to benefit families affected by the raid.   While many individuals were immediately deported, others are still in the process of deportation proceeding and seeking legal relief.

Organizations co-sponsoring the week of events between June 6th and June 12th  include: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Portland Jobs with Justice, CAUSA, Ascension Catholic Church, Justice Commission of Ainsworth United Church of Christ, Bridgeport United Church of Christ, Zion United Church of Christ, Justice Witness Team of the Central Pacific Conference of UCC, Faith-Labor Committee of Jobs with Justice, Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Multnomah Friends Meeting, the Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Church, the American Friends Service Committee, Witness for Peace NW, and the Committee of Solidarity and Mutual Support.

For more information on the events for the week of action and prayer, please visit http://www.oregonsanctuary.org/ or call (503) 550-3510

Let My People Stay: Week of Action & Prayer 

Calendar of Events

June 6th – 14th, 2008

June 6th – 8th: Special Prayers for Immigrants in Faith Communities

June 10th: 6 pm – One Year After Del Monte, Community Response to ICE Raids
Presented by Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)
St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, NE 9th and Alberta, Portland OR

June 11th: 10:30 am – Vigil and Press Conference
Calling attention to unfair working conditions and our broken immigration system that terrorizes innocent people.
Del Monte plant, 9243 N Rivergate Blvd, Portland OR

June 12th: 6 pm – Interfaith Service and Dinner
Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave. Portland OR
Bus line #8, childcare provided
Interfaith Service:
Religious leaders reflect on faith responses to ICE raids
A woman detained at the ICE raid at Del Monte tells her story
Children of immigrants read their poetry; Music
Mexican Dinner:
Prepared by immigrants. Donations gratefully accepted to support immigrants in their struggle.

June 14th: 4pm and 5:30pm – Screening of “Frozen Dreams”
A testimonial of the people detained at the ICE raid at Del Monte and how their lives have been affected. Produced by Emiliana Aguilar and the Committee of Solidarity and Mutual Support (CSAM).

James John Elementary School, 7439 N Charleston Ave, Portland OR

For more information on the events for the week of action and prayer, please visit http://www.oregonsanctuary.org/ or call (503) 550-3510

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