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Coloradoans break their fast

Coloradoans read a ritual at the breaking of a fast for justice for immigrants.

Coloradoans read a ritual at the breaking of a fast for justice for immigrants.

Groups Call for Dignity, Not Detention

Coloradoans Mark First Anniversary of Obama Administration’s Detention Reform Announcement

By Jennifer Piper, Immigration Interfaith Organizing Director, AFSC Colorado

Liberation and Resistance to Immigrant Detention

Advocates Gather in Song and Solidarity in front of the GEO Immigration Detention Center in Aurora, Colorado

By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director for Immigrant Rights

More than 60 faith and community members joined together on Labor Day, demonstrating their resistance to the continued detention of workers, mothers and fathers. For over a year, faith and community groups have taken turns hosting the monthly vigil, sponsored by AFSC, creating a community of immigrants and citizens opposed to immigrant detention.

Borders Lifted, Voices Raised

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 3:00pm

Ten stories by six immigrants and four allies from Denver combine narration, original art, music and images to share their experiences with immigration and creating community.” $9.75 admission.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 10:00am

Jordan Garcia gives a presentation

Jordan Garcia facilitates brainstorming at an AFSC Executive Committee meeting.

Jordan Garcia facilitates a discussion on immigration.

BUILD A STRONGER LINK AGAINST INJUSTICE

The training will run from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Seth Donovan & Jordan Garcia of AFSC will facilitate.

Colorado Annual Public Gathering

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

Colorado vigil 3-1-10

Love knows no borders, no walls

This sign is from a monthly vigil which AFSC organizes at an immigrant detention center in Aurora, Colorado.

Mark Your Calendar!

AFSC's Colorado program will hold its annual celebration of AFSC's work toward peace and justice. You are warmly invited to attend this gathering, always a wonderful opportunity to connect or reconnect with the AFSC community.

This year's event will include a potluck dinner and a theatrical presentation by Denver's Romero Troupe as well as the honoring of the 2010 Jack Gore Peace awardees Ed Wood and Andy and Sarah Bardwell.

24-Hour Fast and Vigil

Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - Monday, August 2, 2010 - 6:00pm

Solidarity for a Different Future!

No more detentions! No more deportations! No more oppressive laws!

24-hour fast, community visioning & vigil --'Cause We're Hungry for Justice!

Join us, in solidarity with the people of Arizona and those unjustly detained in our own state, for 24 hours of fasting, reflection, workshops, prayer and protest.

Beginning: Sunday, August 1st at 6:00pm

AFSC Lauds Obama Administration on Arizona Law

Urges federal officials to take legislative action for humane immigration policy

Denver, CO (July 9th, 2010)-- The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) applauds the Obama administration for its decisive challenge to Arizona’s so-called immigration-reform racial profiling law, known as SB 1070.

Colorado GEO vigil May 2010

Coloradoans hold monthly vigils in support of immigrants

Coloradoans hold monthly vigils in support of immigrants outside the GEO Detention Center in Aurora, CO.

Immigration Letter to the Denver Post

Hannah Ewert-Krocker’s Letter to The Editor was published in the Denver Post! Click here to support her letter online! http://blogs.denverpost.com/eletters/2010/05/16/the-need-for-immigration-reform-in-the-u-s-3-letters/#comments (scroll down to “Add a new comment”)

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