[act-ma] 10/15 Update on vigil and other activities in support of immigrant rights: Wed., Central Sq.

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Oct 15 12:28:37 PDT 2008

This is an update to let you know that the vigil tomorrow (Wed. 10/15) 
in support of immigrant rights starts at 5:30 and goes to 6:30 p.m. (It 
does not start at 5:00 as previously went out). In addition, there are 
some additional activities that will be happening later tomorrow and on 

*Wednesday, Oct. 15, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.:  candlelight vigil in solidarity with detained and deported immigrants, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Central Square, at the Central Square T-stop. *Sponsors are Cambridge United for Justice with Peace, in conjunction with the Area 4 Neighborhood Coalition, the Cambridge Peace Commission, and the Cambridge-Las Flores Sister City Project.


*At 6:30 p.m.,** *vigil participants will go to the Middle East Restaurant (492 Mass. Ave.) for food and a conversation with visiting community organizers from El Salvador on tour with the U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities network.


*At 8:00 p.m., a showing of "Detained," the video on the New Bedford raid by immigration officials*---at the José Mateo Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 400 Harvard St., near the intersection with Massachusetts Ave. There will be a community conversation after the showing.


Also*, on Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.:  Images & stories from Teosinte, El Salvador, sister city with Arlington, Mass.* *Robbins Library Community Room, 700 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington.* Elizabeth Dray, Kim Holt, and Beth Soltzberg will present a slide show about their trip to Teosinte this summer. Special guests: El Salvador-based staff of the U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities Network and Salvadoran community leaders will join us to give an update on current events in El Salvador, including the upcoming national elections. 


The Cambridge candlelight vigil is one of more than 20 events in Greater Boston during a Week of Action aimed at publicizing and mobilizing support for the Welcoming Massachusetts immigrant rights campaign. Welcoming Mass. is a campaign initiated by Boston area community leaders aimed at galvanizing support for immigrant rights in Massachusetts.

Brian Corr

Executive Director

Cambridge Peace Commission

51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139

617.349.4694 voice

617.349.4764 fax

bcorr at cambridgema.gov


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