In Arizona we’ve deeply encouraged by the actions of solidarity we've seen come from throughout the nation. We’ve seen it all – from people who took leave from their jobs to help us organize, to volunteers that help care for kids, to people from the community who cook delicious meals for us, to people who house visitors and donors near and far. We know you understand the need for us to come together in order to combat the anti-migrant sentiment n Arizona.
And so we are excited to that in only a few days the Puente Movement and our dear friends from The Sound Strike will be hosting a large Community Posada in central Phoenix.
At this community event we will distribute over 40 tons of food to 5,000 families in Arizona. This is incredibly important as many of us are facing a various challenges. - from the economic recession that is affecting many throughout the world to the added pressure of senseless attacks on our communities.
In addition to the terrible effect of the economy on migratory families, there are children in Arizona who are separated from their parents due to local and federal policies every single day. Children are forced to live with relatives, neighbors and are even turned over to the Foster Care system. As a community we believe that this is not right. No child should ever have to live in fear that their parent will be taken away from them. No child should ever experience this. Yet it continues to happen day after day.
With the help of The Sound Strike, NDLON, Presente.org, the Committees for the Defense of the Barrio (CDBs) and countless business, and selfless individuals we’ll also be hosting a large Toy Giveaway for Arizona’s children. We will do this to provide a bit of joy for the kids and to highlight the fact that at the end of the day there are children who are most affected by the anti-migrant laws.
The Community Posada which is aimed at empowerming our communities will take place on December 18th - International Migrants Day. International Migrant Day was established in 2000 by the United Nations. It was established in order to raise awareness about the increasing numbers of migrants due to the disastrous effects of globalization. Millions of people are displaced each year and forced to migrate in order to help their families.
Thanks to all who’ve participated and to those who haven’t and would still like to please text “ARIZONA” to 50555 to donate $5 or donate online: http://bit.ly/donateaz