Los Visitantes: The Visitors
Companioning Immigrant Families Affected by Detention
Join us for a training that will prepare you to engage in companioning (or walking beside) immigrants and their families who are affected by detention. This companioning can manifest itself in several ways through Los Visitantes:
· Becoming a visitor at the ICE Detention Center in Aurora and providing presence and a listening ear to someone in detention;
· Helping to make meals and provide other services for families and individuals staying at Casa de Paz (casadepazcolorado.org), which offers free lodging and meals to guests visiting their loved ones held inside the immigrant detention center;
· Giving rides to the airport, bus station, or other locations to folks who have just been released from the detention center or their families coming to visit;
· Other possibilities as our program builds!
The training aims to help us all become better companions to those experiencing oppression through our unjust immigration system. By the end of the training, you will be ready to sign up for your first visit, meal, or ride! Join us and spread the word!
WHEN: Saturday, August 16th, 2014, 9am-12pm (optional brown bag lunch from 12-1pm)
WHERE: Casa de Paz, 12170 East 30th Ave. #206, Aurora, CO (in the Abrigo Apartments)
ALSO: Please bring a book written in Spanish to donate to the Detention Center’s library. This is a popular request of those detained and one immediate way for you to become a companion!
Space is limited to 10 registrants! RSVP required by Thursday, August 14th to:
Rev. Kierstin Homblette email@example.com