New York, NY: Emergency Rally, 1/1/10: "Stop Taking Our Parents Away"
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Upload your activism video at our Activist Video Service! http://www.ActivistVideo.orgNew York, NY: Emergency Rally, 1/1/10: "Stop Taking Our Parents Away"Kids to Immigration: 2010 New Year's Resolution--Stop Taking Our Parents Away
Children of detained immigrant leader Jean Montrevil demand his
release and support youth from across the country demanding an end to
WHAT: On December 30th, ICE detained for deportation to Haiti Jean
Montrevil a green card holding immigrant since 1986, father of four
U.S. citizen children and renowned immigrant rights activist. In
solidarity with immigrant youth in Florida who are ringing in the new
year by walking to DC and parents who are embarking on an indefinite
fast, Jean’s children will demand their father be released and that
the laws change so families are no longer torn apart. Religious
leaders and community members will begin fasting and other forms of
resistance until the children’s demands are met.
WHO: Jani Montrevil (wife of detained immigrant leader Jean Montrevil)
Janiah Montrevil (Jean Montrevil’s 11 year old daughter)
50 additional children of affected immigrants and concerned community members
Rev. Robert B. Coleman, Interim Chief Program Minister, The Riverside Church
Rev. Giovanny Sanchez, Senior Minister, Lutheran Church of the Holy
WHEN: Friday, January 1st at 11:30am (press arrive at noon)
WHERE: Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Trains B/D/F/V/A/C/E to West 4th Street
Please bring your children and outreach to your faith community or organization!
If you'd like to join in the fast, please send the following
information to Rachel at info@... or (646) 395-2925:
-your affiliation (faith community or organization)
-how long you intend to fast
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Video of Jean reporting to an ICE check-in:
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last night's vigil, a letter from Jean's wife, and more.=================================================================
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