Abuelas Responden (Grannies Respond):
What Is Really Happening at the Border
February 20, 2019
If you want to know more about what is really happening at the Southern border or if you are confused by conflicting reports, our February 20th meeting will feature a panel of three women who know the answers.
Rebecca Amaro Vandegrift, Bonita Amaro, and Yolanda Sanchez will speak about their recent experiences in Tornillo, Texas, demonstrating their support for the thousands of incarcerated asylum-seeking children who have been detained there for months. Rebecca represents our local Immigration Action Alliance, an offshoot of Nevada County Indivisible Women. This team meets weekly, fundraising to support NorCal Resist, a Northern California non-profit which assists immigrant families in this area and at the border as well as other agencies and organizations working with immigrants.
Last year, Bonita Amaro and Yolanda Sanchez (pictured above with a fourth activist) had a life-changing experience when they decided to drive to McCallan, Texas to meet up with the “Travelling Grannies – Abuelas Responden,” (Grannies Respond), a group of grandmothers who started a caravan in the Northeast, and who were joined by other “grannies” as they drove to the Texas border to provide supplies and services to newly admitted asylum seekers. Upon their return Bonita and Yolanda formed a chapter of “Abuleas Responden” and they have been taking food, clothing, and basic supplies to the Greyhound Bus Depot in downtown Sacramento every day to support immigrant asylum seekers who are being relocated to destinations all over the country. Rebecca, Bonita, and Yolanda will share their, often heart-breaking stories with us and will answer our questions about the current immigrant situation.
Gold Country Conference Center
1012 Sutton Way
Newcomers and Guests are always Welcome!
Social/networking hour begins at 5:30, dinner at 6pm
$22.50 per person
DEADLINE: Feb. 17, 2018, 5:00pm
A pre-paid reservation is required for members and guests with form below by the deadline.
If you have missed the reservation for dinner deadline you may attend the program only by filling out this form:
Wine will be available for purchase by the glass.
Vegetarian meals will be provided as requested.
When you RSVP, please denote whether you prefer a
vegetarian meal in the “Comments” section.
For more information please contact Phyllis Orzalli
Social/Networking 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6 p.m.
$22.50 per person for dinner/$5 for Program Only
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