Thursday, May 22, 2008

Upcoming Events: May 24, 25, and 28

Hutto Protest in Taylor

Saturday, May 24th

meets at Heritage Park at 11am, march leaves at noon, protest and music at T. Don Hutto from 1-4pm 

Musicians James Perez y Karnaval, Karma, Arma Musical, Xemilla, and hip-hop act Iztli will all perform. Sponsored by the Texas Indigenous Council, César E. Chávez March for Justice, MADRES, Amnesty International, LULAC, Code Pink, T5, Dialog Makers, Houston Sin Fronteras, and others.  For more information, contact Jina Gaytan (210) 396-9805 or Antonio Diaz (210) 396-9805.

Film Screenings in Taylor

Sunday, May 25th, 8pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 708 Sturgis Street, Taylor, TX

The East Williamson County Democratic Club invites you to "Documentaries Under the Stars" featuring The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez and Hutto: America's Family Prison, short films exploring the issue of immigration.  The films hope to spark a discussion about U.S. Immigration policy and the T. Don Hutto detention center.  America's Family Prison film-maker Matt Gossage and Iraq Veterans Against the War member Hart Viges will be on hand to lead the discussion. 

Austin Press Conference Opposing SAVE Act and More Family Detention Centers 

Wednesday, May 28th, 10am

Federal Building, 300 E. 8th St, Austin, TX

Texans United for Families is holding a press conference opposing the SAVE Act's provision to create more "Hutto-like" family detention centers around the country.  Local immigrant rights organizations, faith leaders, and advocacy groups have signed on to a national letter opposing the SAVE Act and will deliver that letter to Congresspeople in the U.S. Federal Building in Austin.  Thus far, the letter has been signed locally by Ponce Law Office, Grassroots Leadership, Texans United for Families, Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, Proyecto Defensa Laboral, La Nueva Raza, LULAC, Texas Jail Project, Texas Civil Rights Project, American Friends Service Committee, Code Pink Austin, MADRES, and leaders from the faith and civil rights communities. Contact Bob Libal at or (512) 499-8111 for more information or to add your group to the list of signatories.