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New Jersey Immigrant & Detention Actions Ash Wednesday 2/17/10

January 25, 2010

via First Friends:

Cast back in history when Ellis Island welcomed millions of immigrants and processed each of them to freedom in one day. Through sensible reform and humane policies we can open our closed doors and stop mass detention and deportation,  This is the message the pilgrimage on 2/17 is to convey.

Please consider the consider participating in one or more aspects of this day long pilgrimage, the 12Th annual IRATE vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center and the Lenten Soup Supper at St Joseph’s Social

Center.  Please broadcast this invitation to your contacts.

Click here for Facebook event listing

What we need are:

  1. Participants at the 11AM service and press conference at Liberty State Park.  We want  over 500 there.
  2. Walkers from Liberty State Park to the EDC (Transport from Temple Beth El to Grace Lutheran, Newark)
  3. Vans and Cars (preferable vans) to shuttle between Elizabeth and Liberty State Park
  4. Attendance at the 6pm Vigil at the detention center & the following Lenten soup supper

Pax Christi and AFS have commitments for 50 walkers so far and only 3 vans.

  • For more information about the pilgrimage, contact Kathy O’Leary, Coordinator – Pax Christi NJ Chapter Coordinator – Pax Christi Summit (a local chapter of Pax Christi USA) 908-273-0751
  • For information about the 6 pm Vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center and the Lenten Soup Supper, contact IRATE & First Friends at firstfriends2@juno.com and 908-965-0455
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