LAST MINUTE UPDATE: ICE CANCELS FRANCISCO'S APPOINTMENT - BUT STILL "HUNDREDS" PROTEST IN THE RAIN AT THE USCIS FIELD OFFICE.
This was to be a critical week for Francisco Aguirre, as he planned to leave SANCTUARY at Augustana Lutheran Church, on the morning of October 22nd, traveling across town to the Portland Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) for his biometric appointment. This appointment is in compliance with the processing of his U-Visa.
This Fall, the Oregon Palestinian Solidarity Coalition: BDS/SodaStream Team and partners have lined up some very creative ways to continue putting pressure on Target Galleria and other stores that carry SodaStream products. You'll hear all about it soon.
Eugene Friday, November 7 7:00 p.m. Benefit for Latin America Solidarity Committee Wellsprings Friends School 3590 W 18th Ave, Eugene Suggested Donation: $5-$15 Hope to see you at the show! Tom Rawson has a great talent for inspiring people to come together, and on this night, it was to sing along with nearly every song he played. With his disarming manner and generous heart, he fed us lyrics like he was cooking us supper.
In light of the continuing crisis in Gaza and violence in Palestine and Israel, members of FOR’s National Council adopted the following brief statement:
Violence is a blunt, destructive instrument. It causes harm to those who use it as well as those it is used upon. There is great need for safety, justice, and mercy in Palestine and Israel. The National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation deplores the indiscriminate use of violence in Israel and Palestine. We strongly urge all parties to return to the ceasefire, and focus attention to resolving the needs of the people regardless of religion or race or national identity.