“FRIDAY AUGUST 14th AT 12:00! Join IMIrJ for another “Sacred Stories from the Streets!”
We will hear from faith and community leaders on the ground, protesting the ICE raids in Bend, OR and listen to their profound recount of the power in the streets and the harm enacted by ICE agents.
To attend the Zoom webinar register at this link (also linked in our bio): https://bit.ly/SacredStoriesBend. The event will also be live-streamed to our Facebook Page for those who can’t join us for the event itself!
On Wednesday August 12th, IMIrJ received a call from Bend clergy about ICE presence in the community. Within hours, hundreds (clergy, people of conscience, community leaders, etc) showed up to bear witness and stop the buses holding 2 detained community members from moving.
Throughout the day our communities stayed united in protest and successfully blocked the unmarked buses from leaving. At night, border patrol agents pepper-sprayed people surrounding the bus, ignored the pleas of clergy and community members, and took the two men that had been detained.
There was so much power in the streets yesterday. There is so much power in our movement. We will always stand against separating families.We will continue to organize to get ICE of out Oregon and re-imagine public safety.”
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