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 --
-- 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" --
Marco is facing his final asylum hearing next week.
We invite you to join us to support Marco and his family:
Sunday, November 3rd
(Film starts at 1pm)
Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center (43 Gill St., Kingston)
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)
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 (
**Make a donation to our event hosts the African Roots Center (
**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:
I plan to support asylum for Marco Saavedra in KINGSTON by:
Attending the gathering at the African Roots Center (43 Gill St, Kingston) on Sun Nov 3, 12:30-4:30pm
I can't make it to the Kingston gathering on Sun Nov 3 but would like a post-event update from the group
I plan to support asylum for Marco Saavedra ONLINE/IN NYC:
Signing and sharing the petition for Marco's asylum at
RSVP-ing YES to Marco's asylum hearing in NYC on Thurs Nov 7 at
If you're coming to the Kingston gathering--How many people are you bringing, including yourself?
I can contribute the following to our gathering in Kingston on Sunday, Nov 3:
Food/Drink for Potluck (please specify under "Other")
Other Potluck Supplies (ie. napkins, plates, utensils, cups--please specify under "Other")
Poster Making Supplies (ie. posterboard, markers, glue, tape, etc.--please specify under "Other")
Information on Local Opportunities to Act for Immigration Justice (please specify under "Other")
Financial Contribution (see event description for suggestions on where you can direct $)
I'd like to help out at the gathering:
Anytime between 12:30-4:30pm--Assist as needed with activities/food/film screening
Email address (for Kingston event-related updates and one follow-up email only)
The film screening and event materials are currently available in English only (with portions in Spanish subtitled in English). Would you/anyone you know like to be updated if our language accessibility situation changes?
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