Written on: August 26, 2019
The following comes to you from our friends at NETWORK– a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, that educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation.
Some of our Sisters will be attending.
Hope you will join us there!
Children are being separated from their families as immigrants and asylum seekers are detained by U.S. officials. Six children and 18 adults have died while in federal custody. Detention centers had to be court-ordered to provide toothbrushes and soap to children held in cages. In response, national Catholic organizations are partnering with local groups from New York and New Jersey to speak truth to power at the Federal ICE office in New Jersey.
What: Newark Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children
When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, September 4, 2019
Where: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 528 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
Local leaders invite us to join in prayer, ritual, and a call to action. The event will begin with a rally at St. Mary’s Catholic Church then a procession to the Peter Rodino Federal Building. Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, will be accompanying event participants.
This event builds on the momentum of the July Catholic Day of Action in Washington, D.C., at which NETWORK staff members Sr. Quincy Howard, OP, and Laura Peralta-Schulte were arrested in an act of civil disobedience to bring attention to our broken and dehumanizing immigration system.
Help us continue to build the momentum in Newark and put pressure on our elected officials to change the system!
Let us know if you can join to say:
STOP THE INHUMANITY!
With love, mercy, and justice,
Sister Emily TeKolste, SP
Grassroots Mobilization Specialist