Let's turn out and support these folks - they're doing good work in our communities, and we can learn a lot from them. Below is an excerpt from an email telling you a little more...
...Basically, the Restoration Project in Tucson and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (www.firrp.org) are collaborating on a new visitation and hosting project, tentatively named Restoration Project - Florence. The website is http://www.
To do this, we're asking that people come to a training - the next two are scheduled for February 12th and March 5th, at 115 North 12th Ave, Phoenix, AZ. To RSVP or for more info, folks should contact Carol (restorationprojectflorence@
Just so you know, the Florence Project is a non-profit legal services organization that serves people in immigration detention. We work with adults processed through the Eloy and Florence courts, and up here in Phoenix with unaccompanied minors in detention. I work with the kids, and am always very happy to talk to people about what we do - its a little known aspect of the detention/deportation system.
I'd love to talk to you about this more, if you're interested. And feel free to forward on the fliers about the trainings...