by Rabbi Alison Abrams
Director of Organizing, JCUA
On Sunday, March 10, 2013, JCUA participated in the National Coming Out of the Shadows March and Rally to call for a stop to deportations and an end to criminalizing immigrants (scroll down to read how you can take action in March and April).
By the end of the day, hundreds of people were gathered to hear stories of undocumented individuals and the impact of our broken immigration system on families. These men and women stepped out of the shadows to say they lived as both “undocumented and unafraid.”
Through chants, prayers, songs, and stories, we stood in solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters to say change must come and it must come now. To this end, we will continue our fight for a just and compassionate immigration system that honors all peoples’ human rights.
Watch ABC7’s coverage of the march (including JCUA volunteers raising the Jewish voice for immigrant justice):
Take Action With JCUA:
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013: Join us at the National Museum of Mexican Art for our Freedom and Justice Seder on March 20th at 6pm where we will again make our voices heard.
- Friday, April 5, 2013: Please join us at the detention center in Broadview, IL, where we will participate in an interfaith vigil, drawing attention to the injustice of current detention and deportation practices.
Please RSVP for these actions so we know to expect you.
Rabbi Alison Abrams
Director of Organizing