Local groups will engage in peaceful walk and demonstration
Several groups are coming together on Thursday, May 3rd to participate in a Jericho Walk at the ICE Office in downtown Phoenix. This is part of a larger national movement with similar walks happening in cities around the country, including Denver, New York, Savannah, and Washington D.C.
The Jericho Walk is a silent interfaith prayer and act of solidarity. The walk draws inspiration from the Battle of Jericho, in which the community marched around the city of Jericho seven times, causing the city walls to fall. The Jericho Walk of today is a silent, peaceful, and prayerful walk to bring down the walls of our unjust immigration system. It is open to people of all or no faiths. We call today for a system that:
- Puts an end to the detentions and deportations that shatter immigrant lives and families and disrupts our communities
- Protects the rights of all workers, immigrant and non-immigrant alike
- Enshrines the shared values of our faith communities and our nation at large: the values of justice compassion, kindness and generosity
- Gives immigrants the right to remain with their families, with their communities, in their schools, and in their places of worship
Where: Immigration Customs and Enforcement Phoenix Field Office
2035 N. Central Avenue. Phoenix, AZ, 85004
When: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.
What: Jericho Walk – part of a national day of action
Who: Rev. James Pennington, First Church UCC
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, Valley Beit Midrash
Petra Falcon, Promise Arizona
Rev. Ken Heintzelman, Pastor of Shadow Rock UCC