People’s Assembly for Migrant Caravan Solidarity

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When:
December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Where:
First Presbyterian Church
2619 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
USA

Calling all organizations, crews, congregations and affiliations around the Bay to join a People’s Assembly and formation of the Migrant Welcome Committee of the Bay Area.

On October 12, a caravan of refugees departed San Pedro Sula, Honduras fleeing rampant violence and grinding poverty, headed for the US border. Step by step, they called their trek an “exodus” as they gained steam and powered ahead 6,000-strong out of Mexico City toward Tijuana. With other caravans on the way, a crisis is building up on the US-Mexico border that will not be easily resolved.

The Bay Area Migrant Welcoming Committee invites you to join us for an evening of sharing and action as we make collective sense of the recent caravans and take action in solidarity with their participants.

We will engage with the following questions and themes:
1) What are the root causes of the mass migration of Hondurans and other Central Americans in this historic moment?
2) Hear from asylum seekers who have traveled on the recent migrant caravans about the realities, stories and power of their journey and collective action.
3) What are the many ways people and organizations right here in the Bay Area can do to support the material and political goals of the migrants who are seeking asylum in the US?

Confirmed presenters/performers:
Maya Chinchilla
Chhoti Maa
Rev. Deborah Lee
Roberto Alvarenga Lovato

Presentation will also include a person who has traveled on a previous caravan.

Financial Donations to support organizations in Tijuana supporting migrants and migrant legal defense will be collected at this event.

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