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Sat May 2 #EndFamilyDetention events across the U.S.

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 people across the country will be protesting the detention of mothers and children at several for-profit family prisons across the U.S.    Please join us in calling an end to family detention.via the microsite and TUFF

Texas: Close Dilley, #EndFamilyDetention Protest

Join us to protest the shameful detention of mothers and children in the “South Texas Residential Center” in Dilley, TX. Find out more about the detention of immigrant families here:

Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 11:00AM (CST)
Location: Busses arriving from across Texas
Contact: [email protected] or on Facebook: Close Dilley, #EndFamilyDetention Protest

Colorado: #EndFamilyDetention Solidarity Event

Participate in the National Day of Action in Aurora, Colorado! We will be standing in solidarity with the women and children in family detention and with asylum seekers in detention everywhere, including the many detained here in Colorado at the GEO facility.

Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM (MDT)
Location: 3130 N. Oakland St., Aurora CO 80010
Contact:[email protected] or on Facebook: #EndFamilyDetention Solidarity Event

Pennsylvania: Rally to protest the imprisonment of parents and children at Berks Family detention center

WHEN: Saturday, May 2 at 11:00am

WHERE: Berks County Residential Center, 1040 Berks Road, Leesport PA, 19533

WHO: Community members, Make The Road, Migrant Power Movement, Serve The People, Juntos, Decarcerate PA, and other faith and community organizations

Washington, D.C.: Prayer Vigil at the White House to End Family Detention

Saturday, May 2nd, at 5:30pm
Lafayette Park
Washington, DC

YOU ARE INVITED to join us for an interfaith prayer vigil for the hundreds of mothers and children from Central America who are being detained in Texas and Pennsylvania. We will be gathering to urge President Obama to close all family detention facilities and end this inhumane practice.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Nye, Advocacy Associate at Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, at[email protected] or 202-635-5811.