Community Gather To Mark One Month Amanda Morales Guerra Took Refuge Uptown

TOMORROW Sunday, September 18 at 12:00 PM in front of Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa and NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara.

Community Gather To Mark One Month Amanda Morales Guerra Took Refuge UptownTOMORROW Sunday, September 18 at 12:00 PM in front of Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Counci…Sep 16 2017harlemworldmag.com

They will join fellow elected officials and community members to mark one full month since Amanda Morales Guerra defied a federal deportation order and took refuge in an uptown church. Holy Rood Church has provided sanctuary to her and her family ever since, with her unable to leave for fear of ICE officers.

This act of courage and rebellion has sparked an outpouring of support in the northern Manhattan community, who will gather with her, her children, the New Sanctuary Coalition and members of the Holy Rood Church to call for the federal government to allow her to stay the in country with her three children, all of whom are U.S. citizens.

Council Member Rodriguez has coordinated artistic performances and words of encouragement from local community organizations in order to uplift Amanda’s fight. This will be a display of the widespread support for her struggle.

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara, other elected officials, Holy Rood Church, New Sanctuary Coalition and more (list in formation)

Sunday, September 17th at 12:00 PM

Holy Rood Church, 179th Street and Fort Washington Avenue, New York

Photo credit: Amanda Morales Guerra and family.

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