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Record deportations point to loss of moral compass

October 18, 2011 - Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced they deported more people from the United States during Fiscal Year 2011 than ever before. Nearly 400,000 migrant workers were removed from our communities across the United States, the largest number in the agency’s history.

Immigrant detention center vigil in Aurora, CO

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Immigrant detention center vigil will start at the Northwest corner of 30th Avenue and Peoria Street in Aurora. ICE just renewed and expanded its contract with for-profit detention corporation GEO. The contract is for ten years and expands the number of people ICE will be detaining from 432 to 525. $23 million more taxpayer dollars will go to GEO each year. The move comes despite the Obama administration’s repeated commitments to limit the use of detention and the Colorado community’s clear demands over the last 3 years to close GEO.

Vigil in Solidarity with Detained Immigrants

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Did you know...very close to your own home, thousands of hard working immigrant mothers, fathers, students and community members are detained every year? For more information, please contact Piper at jpiper@afsc.org or 303.623.3464 ext. 5.

AFSC Annual Public Gathering in Denver

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 5:00pm

Sarah Bardwell receives Jack Gore Award 2010

Sarah Bardwell receives Jack Gore Award 2010

Sarah Bardwell, left, receives one of three Jack Gore Memorial Peace Awards at AFSC Colorado's Annual Public Gathering in 2010. Barbara Donachy presents the award to Sarah, whose many interests include youth and militarism.

 

Friends are warmly invited to join the celebration of AFSC’s energetic work and advocacy on behalf of immigrants, as well as Jack Gore Peace Award honorees and Mountain View Friends Linda Smoke and Paula Van Dusen. The evening will include music, food, a silent auction, and an encore presentation by the Romero Troupe! Please join us!

Education leads to action in Denver

By Jon Krieg, AFSC Senior Administrative Associate

AFSC’s immigrant rights organizing team in Denver is good, but their timing? It would be pretty hard to top the rainbow which followed a few sprinkles at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

The colorful vigil was the capstone event for a group of community members at Something Grown Together, an “autonomously organized social justice institute” in Denver sponsored by Let Us Rise, the Wolcott Family Foundation, and Earth Force.

Clergy Immigration Witness Network Launch and Breakfast

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 8:00am

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

Jennifer Piper and clergy 8-1-11

At right, Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organzing Director, visits with clergy Anne Dunlap at the August 1, 2011 vigil outside the GEO immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

“Through witness, presence & prayer, demonstrate to immigrants they are not alone while demonstrating to the larger community our faiths’ commitment to justice.”

 Breakfast Burritos will be provided by El Centro Humanitario’s Women’s Project

RSVP by September 9 to:

Jennifer Piper at 303-623-3464 ext. 5 or jpiper@afsc.org

Area Program Committee Seeks Dedicated Volunteers

AFSC's Colorado Area Office in Denver is looking for folks to join the Colorado Area Program Committee (APC). The APC helps AFSC employees see the big picture, provides support for the local immigrant rights program, connects AFSC with other work/worship/networking communities of which the APC member is a part, does minimal fundraising, and learns from and teaches others.

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