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Charlotte Clergy and Community Leaders to Embark on a Pilgrimage to GA Detention Center to Defend Immigrant Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 3, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT

Kahran Myers, kmyers@faithinpubliclife.org, (727)742-5193

Mackenzie Harris, mharris@faithinpubliclife.org, (610)283-8879

Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Charlotte Clergy and Community Leaders to Embark on a Pilgrimage to GA Detention Center to Defend Immigrant Families

Religious leaders will hold a prayer vigil outside the Charlotte Immigration Court before starting their journey

CHARLOTTE, NC — On Friday, August 3nd at 3 p.m., faith and community leaders from Myers Park Baptist Church will hold a prayer vigil outside the Charlotte Immigration Court before starting a pilgrimage to a Georgia detention center that houses immigrants awaiting deportation.

Following the prayer vigil, they will drive the route that many immigrants detained in North Carolina make when they are transported from Charlotte Immigration Court to Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga.

In Lumpkin, faith leaders will activate a “prayer chain” around the detention center to call for justice and oppose our nation’s shameful immigration policies that criminalize children and families seeking safety.

WHAT:

Prayer vigil at Charlotte Immigration Court, followed by pilgrimage to Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.

WHEN:

Friday, August 3rd at 3 p.m.

WHERE:

Charlotte Immigration Court

5701 Executive Center Drive, Suite 400

Charlotte, NC 28212

WHO:

Faith leaders and community members

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