Commemorate the Human Rights Day and the International Migrants Da

We invite you to attend one or more of these actions or events organized by Organizations and Coalitions in the Portland area, as part of national efforts to raise awareness and take actions to end local law enforcement collaborations with ICE that criminalizes communities of color and hurts public safety.

Interfaith Vigil and Posada: Welcoming the Stranger
December 16th
Vigil at 5pm, Terry Schrunk Plaza
1220 SW 3rd Ave, Portland
Fiesta at 5:30pm, First Congregational UCC
Fellowship Hall, 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland
…Immigrants and diverse faith communities from Portland to Washington, D.C. come together to shine a light on the urgent need for just and humane immigration reform! Here in Portland we are holding an interfaith vigil or “Posada” commemorating Advent, Hanukkah, and the Islamic New Year as seasons of profound welcome for the stranger and shining light into darkness. The Posada will begin at 5:00 in front of the Edith Green Federal Building (1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR), followed by a candlelit procession to First Congregational UCC (SW Park & Main) where we will celebrate together with food, lively music and a piñata! Sponsored by: The Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, the National New Sanctuary Movement, American Friends Service Committee, CAUSA, Latino Network, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Portland Jobs with Justice, VOZ Workers Rights Education Project, and Witness for Peace Northwest. For more information, e-mail or call 503-550-3510.

Fifth Indigenous forum and commemoration of the international day of Migrants
December 18, at 11:00 am-2:00pm
Friends-Multnomah Meeting:
4312 SE Stark St. Portland
Participate in this educational event involving several indigenous communities – cañari/Incas, Mayas, Mixtecos, Zapotecos and Native Americans – who will share their stories/histories, their dreams, their challenges, their fight for unity and their resistance in this country. December 18th is a special date for millions of migrants who are members of diasporas around the world. We carry with us the hope of finding a place that unequivocally welcomes us home. At this event there will be bulletin boards, typical food of each indigenous nation Abya Yala and symbolic ritual.  See you there! Sponsored by: VOZ, AFSC and Safe Communities Project For more information call 503-233-6787