It's important, but hard, to talk to our children about what's going on in the world, and at the border. They hear the news, know their families and communities are worried, and they want to help and feel safe.
During Oakland First Fridays Art Walk, there will be a family-friendly, educational, engaging, and empowering community building event against immigration detention camps. Kids and families will learn in an age appropriate way what is happening, connect to what’s happened in history like this before, and what they can do to take action in solidarity. Activities include paper airplane letters to families in camps, glass jar intention setting, and lemonade stand fundraiser planning.
Later in the evening, at 7:30pm, please join for a vigil at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater to stand in solidarity with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and in protest of detention and family separations, followed by speakers. Together let’s be the change and stand up for compassion and human rights.
Partners: Alphabet Rockers and Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe
Organized by Solidarity Sundays, Bay Area Breadwinning Mamas, Teachers Take Action Against Gun Violence, with support from many others.
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Date(s) - 07/12/19
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE (donations to support Immigrant Families Together welcome and needed)
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the activity organizer or venue as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.
COVID-19 Coronavirus note: In the event that local health officials ask for “social distancing” strategies that include canceling large gatherings, some of these pre-planned activities may be canceled or rescheduled: concerts, festivals, playtime, sports events, storytimes, and other gatherings.