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We hope you will explore this area of our web site to read the latest news about our sisters and their ministries, and to learn more about a variety of upcoming events. For more information on any of these news or events, contact Jane Buse, Director of Communications, at 563.588.2008 or info@dubuquepresentations.org.

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Postville Immigration Raid: 10th Anniversary


May 11, 2018

Summons to Change of Heart, Change in #Immigration Laws

Gather at St. Bridget Church, Postville, Iowa, for Interfaith Prayer Service. Then walk to Meyer Park near site of raid for noon rally. 

– To remember the 389 workers who were arrested on May 12, 2008 at Agriprocessors, Inc. in Postville, Iowa.
– To recognize this as a Summons – a defining moment to challenge current anti-immigrant rhetoric and behaviors 
– To unite in demanding just, humane and comprehensive immigration reform.

A Spanish Mass also will be held at St. Bridget Church on Saturday, May 12 at 7 PM.

We invite individuals and groups across the country and the world to stand in solidarity with those gathering in Postville by joining in prayer and action. 

Help us raise awareness by sharing this event. Promotional items, prayer and summons can be found in Google Docs: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Sepl8sZOdrTstMLlg5plPUaeyHI2wSRA 

For more information, contact:
Rev. Nils Hernandez
dbq134@dbqarch.org, 563-539-4442

Sr. Mary McCauley, BVM
mmccauley@bvmcong.org, 563-583-8989

Watch this video to summon us to never forget the devastating effects—on communities, families and children—of our obsession with enforcement:https://vimeo.com/258675948.

 
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