Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Immigration Protest in Atlanta, GA

Yesterday Anton Flores (Alterna Community) contacted us about the Pilgrimage for Immigrants that he is currently participating in. You can read his reports on this event on his blog Drive Fast for Lent. Mr. Flores has invited anyone who is concerned about the current immigration issue to join in on the Pilgrimage for Immigrants march. Information on where you need to go to participate is included below. The march will end with a press conference by the Georgia Detention Watch at the Atlanta, GA ICE Field Office. Additional information on the march can be found here.

Monday, April 6 – LAWRENCEVILLE
9:30 a.m. Assemble at Catedral de Fe, 675 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville
11:15 a.m. Prayers at Gwinnett Sheriff’s Department
3:30 p.m. Pilgrimage ends at church on Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville

Tuesday, April 7 – LILBURN to DULUTH
9 a.m. Pilgrimage begins at Our Lady of the Americas Mission, 460 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA
4 p.m. Pilgrimage ends at Santa Fe Mall, 3750 Venture Boulevard, Duluth, GA

Wednesday, April 8 – NORCROSS to DORAVILLE to CHAMBLEE
9 a.m. Pilgrimage begins at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church,
2140 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross
2:30 p.m. Pilgrimage ends at Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Highway, Atlanta

Thursday, April 9 – SMYRNA to MARIETTA
9:30 a.m. Prayer service and pilgrimage commencement at Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 4300 King Springs Road, Smyrna
2 p.m. Foot washing at Marietta Square, 50 East Park Square, Marietta
3 p.m. Pilgrimage ends at Marietta Square

Friday, April 10 – ATLANTA (dual routes)
STANDARD ROUTE, Pilgrimage for Immigrants:

8 a.m. Gather at Nipponzan Myohoji-Atlanta Dojo, 1127 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta 30316
10 a.m. Georgia Detention Watch press conference at ICE Field Office, 180 Spring St., Atlanta
12 p.m. Speak at 13th Station of the Cross at the Catholic Charities’ Good Friday Pilgrimage, Georgia Justice Project, 438 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta
Afternoon Join Good Friday pilgrimage to King grave sites; then walk back to Nipponzan Myohoji-Atlanta Dojo

ALTERNATE FRIDAY ROUTE, Catholic Charities’ Good Friday Pilgrimage:
9 a.m. Begin at State Capitol, Washington Street side between MLK Jr. Drive and Mitchell St.
1 p.m. Ends together with standard route at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Crypt
Buses will be available at conclusion of event to transport participants from King Center to the State Capitol area.