“Valuing All Families”: An Interfaith rally in Support of Immigrant Families
When: 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., Friday, June 26th, 2009
Where: Gallivan Center Outdoor Plaza, Salt Lake City – this event is free and open to the general public.
What: Immigrant families face discrimination, hatred and legal barriers to keeping their families together. Unjust raids are tearing families apart, separating children from parents and creating fear and repression in immigrant communities. Join with interfaith, immigrant, and community leaders to stand with immigrant families before SB81 takes effect on July 1st and makes them even more vulnerable.
Who: Participants will include:
Rev. William Sinkford, President, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA);
Most Reverend John C. Wester, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Chair on Migration & Refugees;
Right Reverend Carolyn Tanner Irish, Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Utah; and
Rev. Canon Dr. Pablo Ramos, Latino Missioner of Episcopal Diocese.
Music will be provided by members of the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City. The host of the event will be Rev. Thomas Goldsmith of the First Unitarian Church.
For more details, see our Interfaith Community Witness Event information page. This event is coordinated by the Unitarian Universalist Association, a national denomination that will be holding its 2009 General Assembly in Salt Lake City from June 24-29. Please visit our website for media coverage of General Assembly and more information about upcoming key press events.
The Unitarian Universalist Association is a faith community of more than 1,000 self-governing congregations that bring to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance and social justice. For more information on the UUA, including recent press releases and news articles, please visit our online press room.
Director of Public Relations, Unitarian Universalist Association
pr [at] uua [dot] org
(617) 948-4386 (Boston, through June 23)
(781) 964-1851 (Salt Lake City, June 24-29)