Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stations of the Cross: A Migrant's Journey

On March 21 at First United Methodist Church in Omaha, over 140 individuals joined together to show support for immigrants and to call for immigration reform this year. Luis Marcos (Guatemala), Renata Palmer (Czech Republic) and Rage Mohamed (Somalia) shared their stories of migration explaining the journey each took to arrive in the United States. Their stories represent just a narrow slice of the multitude of roads that migrants travel to come to the U.S.

The event featured photography by Michael Hyatt who has shared many powerful images of migration on the U.S./Mexican border. Participants were given opportunities for advocacy and made pledges to call legislators during the upcoming recess to discuss the importance of immigration reform this year.

Please check out these links to see a clip of the event from KMTV Channel 3 News and from the Omaha World Herald:

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