Gatherings to Raise Awareness about Abuse and Injustice against Immigrants
Portland, Ore--Starting this Sunday, members of immigrant communities, their supporters and those from diverse faiths will participate in a series of Posadas or “welcoming”gatherings in support of immigrant rights. The event is being hosted by Vecinos en Alerta (Neighbors in Alert) and the Oregon New Sanctuary Movement (ONSM)
This is third year that ONSM has organized a posada to draw public attention to the need for immigrant justice and an end to the abuse, discrimination and exploitation of immigrants in the United States.
“We are doing this to build community, solidarity and relationships of mutual welcome and hospitality between immigrants and people of faith and conscience”, said Beth Poteet of the Oregon New Sanctuary Movement. “As immigrants and allies, we want to draw public attention to the need for immigrant justice and an end to the abuse, discrimination and exploitation of immigrants in the United States.
Welcoming the Stranger: Portland Posada 2011
Date: December 19th and 20th
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm.
Location: 6840 NE Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon
Go to the Hacienda office and look for signs to direct you to the Posada.
Each evening there will be a celebration with food, fellowship, art and action.
For more information, please visit www.oregonsanctuary.org or link to their flyer here: http://www.oregonsanctuary.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/posadasonsm-1.pdf