Immigration vigil to be held on Mother’s Day in Glenwood
May 11, 2017
This Mother's Day, immigrant rights groups will hold a vigil in Sayre Park to keep in mind families that have been separated by the immigration system.
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and SOUL are among the groups coordinating the interfaith vigil, along with Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist, in support of families who have been or who are under threat of being split by deportation.
"In a time when our government is attempting to drive hate and divisions in our communities, targeting immigrants and refugees, people of faith are being called to stand up against hate, stand with immigrant communities and stand on the side of love," wrote Sophia Clark of CIRC. "In the Roaring Fork Valley, many faith communities are prepared to stand with our friends and neighbors, to live true to our values of community, by offering sanctuary. People of all faiths (including no faith) are invited to join us in song, prayer and love to say that immigrant families should have the right to be together on Mother's Day."
Faith leaders from Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist, St. Stephen's Catholic Church and others will be in attendance. Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist is expected to announce plans to offer sanctuary in the Roaring Fork Valley.
This event will start at 3 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in Sayre Park.