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This Sunday: Ascension Forum on Immigration

This Sunday, the Church of the Ascension will be hosting a forum on immigration, entitled “I am not the Mouth for these Ears.” The forum features a conversation with 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. In 2012 he turned himself in to 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 when a group sought asylum at the Arizona border, they became known as the Dream 9.

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Ascension Forum: “I Am Not the Mouth For These Ears”

Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Location: The Church of the Ascension

5th Ave & W 10th St, New York, NY 10011

All are welcome to join the 11:00 am worship and attend the forum afterward, or simply come to Ascension’s Parish Hall at 12:45.

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