Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Pupusa Dinner in Albuquerque Will Help Support Projects in Poor Community in El Salvador

You've heard the sad news about the tens of thousands of children and youth, mostly from Central America, who are showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to US authorities, more than 52,000  undocumented and unaccompanied minors have been detained during the nine-month period between October 2013 and June 2014. This article in PBS Newshour gives you all the background you need.

So what actions can we as an individuals take? We can demand that these young people be treated humanely. We can demand that our Congress pass a comprehensive immigration reform law. And we can consider the conditions in the three countries of origin of these youth: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and support anti-poverty measures for the region. 

A group of young people from Aquinas Newman Center in Albuquerque is taking the the third option. The Newman Center Youth Prayer and Action Delegation is heading to El Salvador this summer to listen and learn.  They will spend time with peers in the community of Francisco Castañeda. You can show solidarity with the youth by  attending a benefit dinner at Pupusería y Restaurante Salvadoreño on Monday, June 30. The funds raised will be used primarily for specific projects in the community  This flier tells you more. 

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