Last Thursday, 20-30 white teenagers beat and threw stones at two Latino workers in the small town of Mulino. We are appalled and outraged at this racist, violent hate crime. Anti-immigrant sentiment has fueled countless other unreported violent acts against immigrant workers and families. Now is the time for us say no to hate and to fight for dignity and respect for all.
The anti-immigrant, anti-worker legislation being pushed in Congress is fueling hate crimes and vigilante violence in the streets (see http://pcasc.net/nodeal/
to take action).
We urge you to join human dignity groups, the immigrant community, and allies in a Vigil Against Hate Crimes:
When: Sunday, June 3rd, at 6:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Center Park, 7th and Jefferson, in Oregon City.
Carpools from Portland at 5:15pm. Bring your car if you have one.
from North Portland: Liberty Hall (311 N Ivy St.)
from Southeast Portland: 2222 SE Caruthers
In case of rain, the vigil will move across the street to Atkinson
This vigil is sponsored, so far, by Rural Organizing Project,
Atkinson Memorial Church, Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, and
the Coalition Against Hate Crimes.
For more information contact : Cara Shufelt at the Rural Organizing
Project - email@example.com
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