Time to Take ACTION — Together!

Your UUSP Social Action Committee continues to follow the ugly situation at our Southern Border. Of special concern is the treatment of children and families. 

A detention center housing migrant youth in Texas was closed following an audit of its facilities. So what happened to the youth? Where did they go? -- To a for-profit detention center in Homestead, Florida. Though the movement of these children began in early January it had been extremely difficult to get information about the facility until the last couple of weeks.  

Click here to access a very moving article by UU Minister, the Rev. Dottie  Mathews capturing of what she witnessed in Homestead. https://www.uusc.org/homes-instead-my-look-inside-the-homestead-immigrant-child-detention-center/

Then please sign-up for the Mothers’ Day vigil here in St Pete to call for the closing of this for-profit detention center and returning the kids to their families without giving the families names to ICE. Sign-up sheets will be available on Sunday after service. 

Sunday, May 12   5:00-6:00 PM
South Straub Park
198 Bayshore Dr. NE.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Join mothers and others to demand the immediate closure of the for-profit child detention center in Homestead, Florida, where over 2,200 children are being detained. The rally will include a silent vigil, a march along the St. Petersburg waterfront with signs, and folkloric dancers.

This non-partisan, family-friendly event is one of the nationwide rallies in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere organized by the Alliance for Family Reunification, and Military Families For Families.  It is co-sponsored by Immigrant Justice Now and MomsRising.

UUSP Contact:  Karen Coale 727 204-9141 or kcoale@tampabay.rr.com

 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on April 25, 2019, at 11:22am