Street Address: 
Fairlington Presbyterian 3846 King St
City: 
Alexandria
State/Region: 
Virginia
Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hosted by Fairlington Presbyterian
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Join up on May 6 in solidarity for immigrant rights and reform of immigration laws.

Please share this event with your groups and friends.

Participants will:
...hear speakers from advocacy groups

...discover how we can help refugee resettlement in this area

...hear from a DREAMer and a refugee

...tell VA State Delegates Lopez and Levine that this is a priority, and hear from them about hostile anti-immigrant legislation that has been proposed

...discuss why we need more immigration judges

...enjoy music and poetry

...be called to further action

...close the night at approximately 8:30 with a candlelight vigil


Agenda:

6:00-7:00 - Sign-waving on King Street

7:00 - Welcome and Introduction

7:10-7:30 - National Focus
DREAM Project Board Member Lizzette Arias and DREAMer Giancarla

Kathy Doan, Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition

7:40-8:00 - Virginia Focus
VA Delegate Alfonso Lopez and Mark Levine

8:10-8:30 - Local Focus
Refugee Resettlement opportunities and needs
Kenn Speicher, NOVA Friends of Refugees
Autumn Orme, Lutheran Social Services

More details on agenda and speakers as we get closer to the date.


Details: Event will be on the front lawn of Fairlington Presbyterian Church on King Street. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a candle (wax or battery) for the candlelight vigil.

Two food trucks will be at the event beginning at 6pm: Rocklands BBQ and Doug the Food Dude!

Make and bring your own signs to wave on King Street beginning at 6pm!!

In case of rain, the event will be inside the church.

Feel free to bring a picnic. Restrooms and plenty of parking available. There will be snacks and water for sale, with proceeds going to Casa Chirilagua.