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Solidarity Pilgrimage for Immigrant Justice


  • JFK Federal Building 15 Sudbury Street Boston, MA, 02203 United States (map)

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Learn more about the Solidarity Pilgrimage for Immigrant Justice
Lead organizer,
Essex County Community Organization and our own Rev. Wendy von Courter is part of the lead organizing team!

OUR IMMIGRATION CRISIS IS A MORAL CRISIS

We are excited to announce ECCO’s Solidarity Pilgrimage for Immigrant Justice, August 19th-24th.  Walking from the JFK Building in Boston (Warren Headquarters) to the ICE Detention Center in Dover, NH, we will join pilgrimage partners from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 

We walk to denounce the racist immigration system that dehumanizes Muslims, uses Black and Brown bodies for profit, cages children, and causes death. We will call on the presidential primary candidates to make immigration a centerpiece of their presidential platforms.   Please save the date and let us know if you can join any part of this historic effort!

Why We Are Walking

Why are we walking?  Because history and conscience demand we take action.  As Dr. Stephen Ray, President of Chicago Theological Seminary teaches, we are in a pre-genocidal moment, characterized by three factors: 1) One group of people is targeted and demonized.  2) A registry is created to track these people. 3) Concrete plans are developed to remove those targeted from the nation. 

As we witness the horrific violence increasing towards those who are judged not to belong, Muslims, Jews, Black folks, immigrants, and others, we are called to act in the spirit of the Hebrew prophets - boldly, courageously, and creatively! To this end, we are walking to incite public moral outrage at our government’s unjust actions against the immigrant community. 

We are sending a message that our immigration crisis is a moral crisis.  Through our public pressure, we must create permanent protection and a path towards citizenship for the many undocumented immigrants that strengthen our communities. Members of our ECCO immigrant community like Blanca, who recently was interviewed for this article in the Boston Globe, are fighting every day against unjust deportation and detention. This is our moment to join them!

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