Nov. 3 Gathering in Kingston: Immigration Justice and Asylum for Marco Saavedra!
As the worker-owners of the NYC restaurant La Morada, Marco, his parents, and his sisters keep their indigenous Oaxacan culinary traditions alive by sharing nourishing food with their community. They've also led a public campaign for their rights and the rights of other humans as undocumented immigrants in the U.S. See their Facebook page --https://bit.ly/2mtskQp -- and the recent article, "A Haven in Mott Haven: As an immigration activist prepares for his asylum case, his family’s restaurant hangs in the balance" -- http://www.grubstreet.com/2019/10/la-morada-in-the-bronx-has-become-a-canteen-for-organizers.html.

Marco is facing his final asylum hearing next week.

We invite you to join us to support Marco and his family:

WHEN:
Sunday, November 3rd
12:30-4:30pm
(Film starts at 1pm)

WHERE:
Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center (43 Gill St., Kingston)

WHAT:
Potluck! BYO dishware/utensils if you can
Make posters for Marco’s asylum hearing
Share local resources and opportunities to act for immigration justice
1PM: Watch and discuss “The Infiltrators” (a 2019 Sundance film portraying Marco’s activism work)

COST:
This event is free!
We ask those who can, to bring food and/or poster making materials to share.

This gathering is being held in solidarity with a banner making party that is taking place the same day at La Morada, Marco and his family’s restaurant in the South Bronx (308 Willis Ave, 1pm).

If you are able to offer financial support, we encourage you to:
**Spend your money at La Morada (lamoradanyc.com/products/gift-card)
**Make a donation to our event hosts the African Roots Center (africanrootslibrary.org/donate)
**And/or chip in towards our event costs (contact us or talk to us at the gathering).

If you have any questions, please get in touch:
(917) 830-5238
abeyoung@gmail.com
katherine.chiu@gmail.com
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