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Sacramento: Facing Jail For Saving Lives Of Immigrants

Date:
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Ruth Holbrook
Location Details:
Coloma Community Center - Gold Run Room
4623 T Street, Sacramento
Donation

Presentation by Shanti Seliz and Daniel Strauss, two Arizona college students who face up to fifteen years in prison on felony charges for saving the lives of undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert.

THE COST OF SAVING LIVES

Presentation by Shanti Seliz and Daniel Strauss, two Arizona college students who face up to fifteen years in prison on felony charges for saving the lives of undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert.

Sunday, June 18, 2006
7pm
Coloma Community Center - Gold Run Room
4623 T Street, Sacramento
Donation

In July, 2005, Seliz and Strauss were volunteers with No More Deaths, a faith based group that set up camps to offer food, water, and medical assistance to desperate people trying to cross the Arizona desert. The summer is when more border crossers are found dead in the Arizona desert than anywhere along the US/Mexico border. Seliz and Strauss were taking undocumented immigrants into Tucson for medical treatment when they were arrested by US border patrol agents. They have refused a plea bargain, instead taking a stand to allow humanitarian aid to remain legal.

Sponsored by: Chicano Consortium, Sacramento Community Forum, Not in Our Name/Sacramento
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 14, 2006 3:52PM
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