Standing Together Against Cruelty and Injustice at Our Borders & in Our Communities
Monday, August 19th at 6pm
Candlelight Vigil Walk at 8pm
First Church of Christ Congregational
12 South Main Street in West Hartford.
B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Christian Activities Council (Hartford), Congregation Beth Israel, Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, Farmington Valley League of Light, First Church Congregational, Hartford Family Institute, Mandell Jewish Community Center, Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford, Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning, St. John’s Episcopal Church (Pine Meadow), and others.
In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched with Dr. King. When Rabbi Heschel returned from Selma, he was asked by someone, ‘Did you find much time to pray, when you were in Selma?’ Rabbi Heschel responded, “I prayed with my feet.”
On Monday, August 19th at 6:00, we will gather for a night of education and conversation regarding the draconian, illegal, and cruel immigration policies that are being proposed and, in some cases, already imposed in our names. And, we will take take action; there will be various opportunities to do so that evening as well as in the weeks to come.
Our program will begin in the Auditorium at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 12 South Main Street in West Hartford. Please enter from the back. We will conclude with a candlelight march to the Town Hall steps at 8:00 pm.
It’s time to pray with our feet!