5/22-26 in #NYC: “Opening the Doors to Hope” Caravan with @NewSanctuaryNYC
On Thursday May 23,2013 at Federal Plaza, Fr. Solalinde, director of the “Brotherhood of the Road” shelter in Oaxaca, Mexico will be speaking about the humanitarian crisis happening along the most dangerous migration paths in the world. The route where 22,000 immigrants have been kidnapped and 70,000 have disappeared in their attempt to reach the US-Mexico border. He will be addressing the failure of the Obama administration in stopping US military weapons in reaching Mexican drug cartels, responsible for human trafficking and kidnappings. Relatives of disappeared Central American immigrants will share their testimonies.
The Caravan will be arriving to NYC after traveling for 20 days across the country and meeting with immigrant rights organizations, publics officials and representatives of local governments across the country in an effort to demand the passage of a humane and comprehensive immigration reform.
WHO: The New Sanctuary Movement and the Caravan “Opening Doors to Hope.”
WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd. 11:00am to 12:30pm
WHERE: Federal Plaza
Our goal is to educate the public about how the effects of US Immigration policies trascends borders and creates a humanitarian crisis that feeds immigrants to drug cartels for human trafficking and profit. The dangerous working conditions that human rights defenders, such as Fr. Solalinde, faces in order to provide assistance and rescue immigrants from drug cartels armed with US military weapons. For more information visit us on
FaceBook: “Opening the doors to Hope” Caravan.
(La información es Español sigue después de la de Inglés).
We are calling on all our allies to join us on a fast beginning on Sunday May 19th to Wednesday May 22nd. to solidarity with our brothers and sisters on the caravan who will be lobbying in Washington on Monday May 21th and Tuesday May 21st On Wednesday May 22nd we will break the fast as we welcome the Caravan in NYC.
–there is an exhibit from May 21st. to the 26th. of May at the Church.
7:00pm Mass/breaking of the fast
Concert: Jarana Beat and Food
Thursday: May 23, 2013
9:00am Breakfast Where: Church of St. Ann and Holy Trinity, 157 Montague St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
10:00am Walking on the Brooklyn Bridge to Federal Plaza
11:00am Press Conference
11:30am Jericho Walk
12:30pm Walking to the Park
1:00pm Zuccotti Park/Lunch
4:30pm Departure to Sion Lutheran / Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church
619 Lexington Ave, NY NY 10022(cor. 54th St.)
7:00pm Forum: update and forging a new narrative of migration
(Sion/St Peter’s Lutheran Church)
9:00pm Departure to hosts’ sites
***Lunch bags need to be provided
Friday: May 24, 2013
9:00 am Breakfast (each host site).
11:00am Departure to Detention Centers (NJ)
12:00pm Arrival in NJ
Saturday: May 25, 2013
Getting to know your neighbor/building a transnational platform-globalizing hope.
6:00pm Sion Church (breaking bread, reflection)
Food: provided by the St. Jacobi’s Church
7:00pm Concert: Chicha Libre and others
Sion/Saint Peter Lutheran Church
Sunday: May 26, 2013
1:30pm Mass for the dignity of all people
Sion/ Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church
2:30pm Cultural event
5:00 Closing ceremony/Evaluation