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Ascension Catholic Church, 743 SE 76th

743 SE 76th Avenue
Portland, OR 97215, US (map)

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Past events that happened here

  • Saturday
    Dec 9 2017
    Caravan to the ICE out of NORCOR vigil - Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition

    Join PIRC members and friends to go to The Dalles to stand together in vigil with the Gorge ICE Resistance to say to NORCOR prison "ICE OUT OF NORCOR" .

    9:45 AM: Meet up in SE Portland at Ascension Catholic Church parking lot (743 SE 76th Ave) to leave at 10 AM Carpools will go from there to NORCOR Prison in The Dalles: 201 Webber St, The Dalles, OR 97058

    2 Noon to 1:00 PM: Rally in front of NORCOR.

    NORCOR is publicly owned detention facility. It is funded through 4 counties. As a way to increase revenue, NORCOR leases beds to ICE for immigrants in detention. This is in violation of the OR Sanctuary Law which states that OR state resources should not be used to support or aid Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities.

    Immigrant detainees report the conditions at NORCOR are terrible. They have held 2 hunger strikes to get basic privileges such as milk, hot meals, blankets for the cold temperatures inside the facility, shoes (they are only issued sandals), family visits (currently denied to immigrant detainees), and prompt health care. The prison has only granted minimal improvements in conditions and not acted in good faith to promises made.

    Every day of the week, the Gorge ICE Resistance holds a vigil to say ICE OUT OF NORCOR. Let's join them to support the call for IMMIGRANT JUSTICE--NO IMMIGRANT PRISONS. ICE OUT OF NORCOR.

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  • Saturday
    Oct 28 2017
    Faith Groups Caravan to NORCOR

    On October 28, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland will join IMIrJ and other faith groups to caravan out to NORCOR in The Dalles, a public penal facility co-opted by private prison business to incarcerate immigrants abducted by ICE.

    Besides the obvious war against immigrants, conditions there do not even meet the requirements for regular prisons (which we know are not great to begin with).

    If you expect to have any difficulties getting to the meetup location at SE 76th Avenue, please comment on the Facebook event page and we will do our best to arrange transport for you. You may bring your own signs or use the ones provided by Gorge ICE Resistance. Maila Davenport will coordinate who will actually drive and who will ride with whom.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 14 2017
    Trabajo sin muros / Work Without Walls: Voz' Annual Dinner

    On June 14th, we will come together for Voz’s 2017 Annual Dinner celebrating the lives of the diverse day laborers and immigrants who find employment through the MLK Jr. Worker Center and raising our voice in opposition to the many threats facing our community at this time. The event, which attracted over 250 supporters last year, is hosted by Voz staff, board, and volunteers, and attendees come from ally organizations, church groups, and the large community of individuals supporting Voz’ work. The dinner is catered by ¿Por Qué No?, with live music, incredible raffle prizes, and a short program with community speakers sharing our recent successes and current efforts working with day laborers and immigrants in the Portland community. With this year’s goal of $30,000 we hope to continue our efforts to unite and support one of the most vital communities in Portland: day laborers and immigrant workers.

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