Focus on Militarization of the Southern Border and the Criminalization of Refugees and Asylees
(EL PASO, Texas) — Border Network for Human Rights and Repairers of the Breach will hold an interfaith Mass Meeting and a nonviolent moral direct action to bring attention to the issue of the militarization of our Southern Border, the criminalization of refugees and asylees, the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, and immigration raids in our communities.
The two days of events will kick-off with a Sunday interfaith Mass Meeting at the First Christian Church located (901 Arizona Avenue, El Paso) at 7:00 pm. Featured speakers include: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (Repairers of the Breach), Imam Omar Suleiman (Yaqeen Institute, Faith Forward Dallas), Rev. Terri Hord Owens (Christian Church/Disciples of Christ), Rabbi Rick Jacobs (Union for Reform Judaism), Rev. Dr. Robin Tanner (Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Summit, NJ) and Fernando Garcia (BNHR Executive Director and Founder).
On Monday, July 29th, hundreds of faith leaders and border residents will come together for a nonviolent moral direct action. Communities will gather at 10 am at the corner of Montana and Hawkins.
* Testimonials of impacted families will be presented.
SUNDAY JULY 28 AT 7:00 PM
AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (901 ARIZONA AVE)
NONVIOLENT MORAL DIRECT ACTION (MORAL MONDAY)
MONDAY JULY 29, AT 10:00 AM
INTERSECTION OF MONTANA AND HAWKINS ST.
The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations in the U.S. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.