Groups to hold march and prayer rally in Artesia

August 14, 2014

 
ROSWELL, NM–Sunday at 1:00 PM, residents from several communities in southeastern New Mexico will hold a march and prayer rally in Artesia calling for an end to the detention and deportation of children and families. Somos Un Pueblo Unido’s southeastern membership teams and several local churches are organizing the event in response to the incarceration of Central American women and children who have sought refuge in the US, as well as the government’s failed immigration policy of mass deportation and separation of families.  The prayer rally will take place in front of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s makeshift family detention center.

What:
March & Prayer Rally

Where:
March Starts at Martin Luther King Park (Corner of N. 10th St. & W. Gillchrist Ave.)
Prayer Rally will take place in front of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

When:
Sunday, August 17th at 1:00 PM

Co-sponsors:
Somos Un Pueblo Unido (Somos Chaves, Somos Lea County, Somos Clovis & Somos Portales)
New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Roswell)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Dexter)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (Hobbs)
St. Helen’s Catholic Church (Portales),
Apostolic Church (Artesia & Hobbs)
Emmanuel Baptist Church (Lovington)
Belen Baptist Church (Clovis)

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