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      “Family Separation, Then and Now” in Poughkeepsie

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      September 22, 2019

      Sunday  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      67 South Randolph Ave
      Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

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      “Family Separation, Then and Now”

      “Family Separation, Then and Now”
      Led by Valerie Carlisle of Grannies Respond

      When in the summer of 2018 the world was rocked by the cries of migrant children and babies torn from their parents and locked in cages, a group of local people banded together to form Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden caravan to travel to Texas to witness and bring attention to the real crisis at the border. Valerie Carlisle, a local activist, joined the caravan and will share her experiences with us.

      Following the service, there will be an extra special lemonade stand with various treats prepared by our children for "Kids Take A Stand" to raise money for Rio Grand Valley Rapid Response and KIND (Kids in Need of Defense). The mission of Rio Grande Valley Rapid Response is to welcome, orient, feed, clothe, and otherwise serve the immigrants and refugees being released en masse in the Rio Grande Valley. KIND has a robust national network of pro bono attorneys who have represented unaccompanied children in their search for safety, and provides legal services and social services for released migrant children.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Religion & Spirituality

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