This Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:45pm in the Parish Hall: the Ascension Forum welcomes Marco Saavedra, a 27 year old undocumented writer and painter requesting political asylum in the United States. Marco came to the U.S. with his parents at the age of 3. He currently works at his parents’ well-reviewed Mexican restaurant, La Morada, in the South Bronx. (See a recent New Yorker review of their restaurant here). In 2012 he turned himself into Border Patrol in Florida to expose abuses occurring in Broward Transitional Center and with the backing of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance secured the release of dozens of detainees. The following summer he self-deported to Mexico to connect with youth deported during the Obama administration and as a group sought asylum at the Arizona border, they became known as the Dream 9. To read more about immigrant-led civil disobedience check out his book Shadows then Light or this article about him in the Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin. The Forum takes place in the Ascension Parish Hall at 12 West 11 Street, NYC. Here is a link to a flyer for the Ascension Forum on immigration.
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