May 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Northwest Detention Center
1623 E J St
Tacoma, WA 98421

Hosted by The Church Council of Greater Seattle, Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ), University Unitarian Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Episcopal Church, la Banda Gozona, and Trio Guadalevín.

Faithful resistance /ˈfāTHfəl rəˈzistəns/: perseverance, mutual accompaniment, counter-narratives, defying and changing unjust systems, bearing witness, compassion, solidarity, community-based resiliency… what does faithful resistance look like for you and your community?

We invite you to join us in this 10th year of community vigil as we continue to bear witness to the inhumane impact of detention and deportation on our communities. In coming together, we pledge our steadfast, faithful resistance to systems that criminalize and disappear members of our communities. Through the sharing of testimonies and ritual, we remember that we draw our strength and perseverance from our many faith traditions and spiritual practices. We hope you will join us in writing collective counter-narratives of compassion, mutual accompaniment, and community-based resilience.

Members of CeAtl Tonalli, a traditional Aztec dance group, will begin our time together with a smudging ceremony. We are also pleased to be joined by Our Lady of Guadalupe Episcopal Church, la Banda Gozona and Trio Guadalevin who will offer a Misa Oaxaquena as part of the program.

Please contact Roberta Ray (robertasaquic@aol.com) or Rae Anne Lafrenz (raeanne@Imirj.org) if you would like to offer an opening prayer from a non-Christian faith tradition.

RSVP Registration so we know who is coming and how to follow-up with you after the event. *You do not need to bring the “ticket” to the event.

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-The program will be in English & Spanish.
-There will be a kid’s creative area but no one designated to watch your child(ren).
-We will meet in the flat grassy area, accessible by the sidewalk. There are no stairs. Please plan to bring outdoor chairs or blanket for seating.
-There are no restrooms for the public at the NWDC. Please plan to use the restroom before arriving at the hotels or gas stations which are about a 10 minute drive from the NWDC.

Please use this website, Group Carpool, to help facilitate carpools. “NWDC Mother’s Day Vigil 2018.”

What to bring:
-Flowers from your garden for our traditional action of solidarity.
-Outdoor chairs or blanket for seating.
-Cash for taco truck.


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