Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fasting 'Cause We're Hungry for Justice!

Join us 5:00 – 7:00 PM, TONIGHT Tuesday, July 13th, 2010!
Fasting 'Cause We're Hungry for Justice!
... and activities for Non Fasters, too!
At the end of this month, we’ll be hosting at 3 Day Fast for Immigrant Justice. We’re excited to have you over, talk about the details and really discuss what a meaningful and perhaps transformational experience around fasting can look like. It might look different for everyone, and we’re interested in all of them. We’ll talk about being healthy as we fast, taking time to think about where our food comes from and explore a little bit of the history around fasting. We’ll share and swap ideas for how to make this fasting experience unique and compelling. Whether you join us for the breaking of the fast on August 2nd or you fast for the whole week, we are committed to having a shared experience that is unforgettable.

Meet us at the AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave, Suite #7, Denver, CO, for some SNACKS and a skill share, learn how further support the human rights of immigrants!

Solidarity for a Different Future!
No more detentions! No more deportations! No more oppressive laws!
24-hour fast, community visioning & vigil
'Cause We're Hungry for Justice!
Join us, in solidarity with the people of Arizona and those unjustly detained in our own state, for
24 hours of fasting, reflection, workshops, prayer and protest.
Beginning: Sunday, August 1st at 6:00pm
30th & Peoria, Aurora, CO
We'll set up camp overnight outside the GEO Immigrant Detention
Center, making our presence known to our community on the other side of the walls.
The following 24 hours we'll have ongoing educational opportunities, time for deeper reflection on solidarity
and visioning of the world we will create.
And always time for healing song, prayer and protest!
Join us for all or part, whether or not you choose to fast!
Breaking of the Fast: Monday, August 2nd at 6:00pm
30th & Peoria, Aurora, CO
We'll break our fast together in front of the GEO Immigrant Detention Center.
On July 29th, Arizona's anti-immigrant law SB 1070 is set to go into
effect. For the week of July 25th-August 2nd communities around the
country will be fasting to declare their opposition to oppressive laws
like SB 1070, laws which separate families and terrorize workers,
neighbors and friends who are caught in a broken system. You can join
in showing that it is Justice for which we hunger, not greater
repression nor a continued status quo which denies immigrants their
human rights.
Ways to participate:
• Join us for part or all of the 24-hour solidarity vigil and fast outside the detention
center and come to the breaking of the fast the next day.
• Sign up to fast for the entire week, 3 days or 24 hours Send your name and commitment to jpiper@afsc.org .
• Support the 24 hour vigil and fast: offer workshops, testimony, songs or prayer
during the 24 hours at the detention center.
• Offer to bring food for the breaking of the fast.
* In spite of the absolute safety and benefits of fasting, there are
certain persons who should NEVER fast without professional
supervision. For example:
• Persons who are physically too thin or emaciated.
• Those who suffer weakness or anemia.
• Persons who have tumors, bleeding ulcers, cancer, blood diseases, or
who have heart disease.
• Persons who are prone to anorexia or bulimia
• Those who suffer chronic problems with kidneys, liver, lungs, heart,
or other important organs.
• Individuals who take insulin for diabetes, or suffer any other blood
sugar problem such as hyperglycemia.
• Women who are pregnant or nursing.
There are plenty of ways to engage in meaningful time for reflection if fasting isn’t a good fit for you.

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