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Join One of the 30 Actions, Vigils, Marches, and Events Happening this Father’s Day

June 13, 2013
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Join one of the 30 actions, vigils, marches, and community events happening this Father’s Day week and join the movement to Keep Families Together, Stop Detention and Deportation!

As Father’s Day approaches, the U.S. government continues to systematically tear families and communities apart. Because of mass enforcement, detention and deportation, children across the country will spend Father’s Day without their fathers. But all across the nation, communities are standing up to say: Ya Basta! Detention Watch Network has joined forces with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) for the Father’s Day actions this week, and together, we will have over 30 actions in 20 states.
Join an action in your community this Father’s Day week to Keep Families Together, Stop Detention and Deportation!
ARKANSAS
Father’s Day Vigil, First United Methodist Church: 723 Center St. Little Rock, AR
Organization: Arkansas United Community Coalition
Friday, June 14th, 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Mireya Reith, 479-871-2168; director@arkansascoalition.org
ARIZONA
Rally and Press Conference
7:00 a.m. start; Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail: 201 S 4th Ave, Phoenix, AZ
8:15am rally start; U.S. District Court Office, 401 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ
Organizations: Promise Arizona, Black/Brown Coalition, AZ CIR Table, Tonatierra and others
Friday, June 14th
Contact: Tony Navarrette, 602-752-1616, tony@promiseaz.org
CALIFORNIA
March from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center to the Twin Towers Correctional Facilities
Organizations: CHIRLA, APALC, CARECEN, COFEM, Korean Resource Center, L.A. County Federation of Labor, and SEIU 721, ULTCW & USWW
Thursday, June 13, 2013
11:00 am start; in front of Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center: 535 N Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA; end in front of the Twin Towers Correctional Facilities: 450 Bauchet St. Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Xiomara Corpeno, 213-201-4451, xcorpeno@chirla.org
WASHINGTON, DC
6 Wisconsin children and their parents/guardians will travel to Washington, D.C. to deliver Father’s Day cards which explain how they have been affected by the current immigration system
Organization: Voces de la Frontera
Thursday, June 13th
10:00 am start at Ron Johnson’s office in Hart
Contact: Nancy Flores, 608-358-0565
Rally/ press conference with Fathers facing deportation
Organizations: Casa de Maryland, NDLON, LVG, UWD
Thursday, June 12th
10:30 am start; The Capitol
Contact: Susana Flores, 240-491-5745, sflores@casamd.org
FLORIDA
Orlando
Father’s Day Action, ICE ERO Office, 9495 Delegates Drive, Orlando, FL
Organization: Florida Immigrant Coalition member groups, SEIU, Mi Familia Vota, AFLCIO, AFSCME
Saturday, June 15th, 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Melissa Maniau 407-340-0796, Soraya Marquez, 407-285-6697
Miami
Father’s Day Action at the Broward Transitional Center Powerline Rd, Pompano Beach, FL
Organization: Florida Immigrant Coalition member groups, SEIU, 1 Miami
Saturday, June 15th, 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Kathy Byrd, kathy@floridaimmigrant.org
Lake Worth
Father’s Day Action at 7 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL
Organization: Florida Immigrant Coalition
Saturday, June 15th, 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Isabel Vinent, isabel@floridaimmigrant.org
Immokalee
Sunday, June 16th at 2:30 PM
RCMA, 402 Main Street immokalee, FL
Vigil for our fathers and community demonstration; family members with detained individuals will speak
GEORGIA
Father’s Day Event, 414 Oakdale Road NE, Atlanta, GA
Organization: Georgia Detention Watch
Friday, June 14th, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Dianne, atlantaiac@aol.com
IDAHO
Large postcards will be delivered to Senator Crapo and Senator Risch. Families will share their stories and press will be in attendance.
Organization: Idaho CAN
Monday, June 17th
10:00 am start; Offices of Senators Crapo and Risch, 251 E. Front Street, Boise, ID
Contact: Fernando Mejia, 208-830-0313
ILLINOIS
Weekly Vigil at the Bradview Detention Center, 1930 Beach Street, Broadview, IL
Organizations: Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition, Sisters of Mercy, Brothers and Sisters of Immigrants, and other members of the religious community
Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 7:15 a.m.
Contact: Sister JoAnn, JPersch@mercywmw.org
Father’s Day Action-Hundreds of children and families will give Senator Kirk a deadline of when he can come out on Immigration Reform with the message “Who will fill our fathers’ shoes?
Organization: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Wednesday, June 12th
6:30 pm start; Senator Kirk’s Office, Federal Plaza 230 S Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604
Contact: Rebecca Yemin Shi or Ere Rendon; Rebecca: 312-576-8032, rshi@icirr.org, Ere: erendon@resurrectionproject.org, 815-715-1577
MASSACHUSETTS
Vigil at the Suffolk County Detention Center to call on Congress, ICE and President Obama to stop the detention and deportation
Organization: Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
2:00pm start: Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay), 20 Bradston St., Boston, MA
Contact: Pedro Portillo, 857-294-8055, pportillo@miracoalition.org
MINNESOTA
Monthly Faith Action Vigil At Ramsey County Adult Detention Center, 425 Grove Street, St. Paul, MN
Sunday, June 2nd, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
MICHIGAN
A Deportation Moratorium Rally will be held focusing on fathers who have been deported.
Organization: Michigan United
Saturday, June 15th
11:00 start; 16099 Michigan Ave. Dearborn, MI
Contact: Raquel Andersen, 313-595-6492, raquel.garcia.andersen@gmail.com
NEVADA
Las Vegas
Dignity Not Detention Las Vegas Vigil, in front of New York-New York Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Organization: Immigration Reform for Nevada
Saturday, June 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Carlos Silva, nayaritaslv@gmail.com, 702-595-8256
Reno
Dignity Not Detention Reno Vigil
In Front of the Bruce R. Thompson Federal Building, 400 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Saturday, June 15th, 2pm-4pm
Contact: Elvira Diaz of Reform Immigration For Nevada at 775-203-5759
Facebook event page
NEW JERSEY
Father’s Day Demonstration on Behalf of Deported Fathers outside of the Newark ICE Field Office, 614 Frelinghuysen Ave, Newark, NJ
Organizations: AFSCNJ, Center for Popular Democracy, SEIU, Anakbayan-NJ, NJ Dream Act Coalition, NJ United Students, Wind of the Spirit and New Labor
Thursday, June 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Chia-Chia Wang, CCWang@afsc.org
NEW YORK
Families for Freedom Father’s Day Action Against Detention and Deportation, 780 3rd Ave, (between 48th and 49th) New York, NY
Friday, June 14th, 4:00 p.m.
Rally in front of the Varick St. Detention Center www.meetmyimmigrantdad.tumblr.com while the New Sanctuary Movement posts pictures of empty shoes of separated fathers.
Organization: New York Immigration Coalition
12:00pm start; in front of the Varick Street Detention Center: 201 Varick Street, Manhattan, New York 10014
Contact: Thanu Yakupitiyage, 212-627-2227, ext. 235, tyaku@thenyic.org
OREGON
Father’s Day Vigil at Portland ICE Office, 511 Northwest Broadway,( meet at the park on the corner of Park and Glisen), Portland, OR
Monday, June 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
TEXAS
Austin
Father’s Day Caravan to Close the Polk County Detention Center (Departs from Austin)
Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 8:00 a.m. Press conference as caravan departs
Contact: Matt Gossage, 512-669-9968, matthewgossage@hotmail.com
Houston
June 15th, 2013
Texans United For Families, Grassroots Leadership
Father’s Day Caravan to Close Polk County Detention Center (Departs from Houston)
Dominican Sisters Compound, 6501 Almeda, Houston, TX 77021
10:15 AM Houston Caravan Departure, Saturday, June 15th
Contact: Dave Kalloor, dkagape@gmail.com, 713-444-6260
Livingston
Texans United For Families, Grassroots Leadership
Father’s Day rally, protest, and speakers at the Polk County Detention Center to demand its closure. livestream
1:00 pm start; IAH Polk County Secure Adult Detention Center, 3400 FM 350 South  Livingston, TX, 77351
Contact: Matt Gossage, 512-669-9968, matthewgossage@hotmail.com
WASHINGTON STATE
Yakima
One America, SEIU
Community members led by OA and SEIU will gather in front of Rep. Hasting’ office to have a candle vigil and rally
June 17th
6:00 pm start; Rep. Hasting’s Office, 402 E. Yakima Avenue, Suite 760, Yakima, WA
Contact: Ricardo Rodriguez, 262-716-3431
Pasco
One America, SEIU
Community members led by OA and SEIU will gather in front of Rep. Hasting’ office to have a candle vigil and rally
June 17th
6:00 pm start; Rep. Hastings Office 2715 St. Andrews Loop, Suite D, Pasco, WA
Contact: Juanita Soto, 509-949-8411
 
Walla Walla
One America, SEIU
Community members led by OA and SEIU will gather in front of Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ office to have a candle vigil and rally
June 15th
8:00 pm start; McMorris Rodgers’ Office, Walla Walla, WA
Contact: Mary Lopez, 509-386-3525
 
Spokane, WA
One America, SEIU
Community members led by OA and SEIU will gather in front of Rep. Hasting” office to have a candle vigil and rally
June 17th
6:00 pm start; Katy McMorrison’s Office, Spokane, WA
Contact: Lucia Vasquez, 425-319-0242
 
Wenatchee
One America, Grupo Cafe, SEIU, Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church
OneAmerica, Grupo Café, SEIU and the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church will have Educational Fair on immigration reform and a vigil and walk
June 14th
2:00 pm start; Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA
Contact: Alma Chacon, 509-630-3315
 
Vancouver
One America, SEIU
Community members led by OA and SEIU will gather in front of Rep. Herrera-Buttler’ office to rally and demand stop
June 17th
7:30 pm start; Herrera Buttler’s Office 750 Anderson Street, Suite B Vancouver, WA
Contact: Rick Covington, 360-253-2874
 
Mt. Vernon
One America, SEIU
Community members led by OA and SEIU will gather at this busy intersection to have a candle vigil and rally to demand
8:00 pm start; Riverside and College Way, Mt Vernon, WA
Contact: Sara Bishop, 206-452-8413
WISCONSIN
Milwaukee, WI
Voces de La Frontera
Children and faith leaders will gather for song and prayer in front of Senator Ron Johnson’s office.WNIRR is also partnering with Voces.
June 14th
2:00pm start; Ron Johnson’s office building: 517 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53221.
Contact: Nancy Flores, (608) 358-0565, statewideorganizer.voces@gmail.com
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