May Hot Cakes & Hot Topics
Casa de Paz & the ICE Detention Center
Saturday, May 16th, 9:00 AM
Come hear the inspiring story behind the founding of Casa de Paz
Hear stories of families and guests who have stayed at Casa de Paz
Hear stories from inside the detention center
Explore why immigrant detention is an isolating experience and why it’s important for people of faith to befriend those in the midst of the struggle & how to become involved
Now in its third year of operation, Casa de Paz (House of Peace) offers free lodging and meals to guests visiting their loved ones held inside the immigrant detention center in Colorado as well as guests who have recently been released from the detention center and need a place to stay for a couple of nights as they make plans to make their way back home. Modeled after El Rufugio, a hospitality home located outside of the gates of Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, Casa de Paz is a community-driven expression of love. Everything is donated – meals, rent money, furniture and toiletries. Casa de Paz also has a visitation outreach to the many men and women being held in the immigrant detention center who have no one to visit them and frequently provide transportation for its guests.
Speaker is Sarah Jackson, Founder and Director of Casa de Paz. Several years ago on the Mexico/USA border Sarah witnessed first-hand the injustices towards immigrants and their families. Immediately she knew that when families couldn’t be together because of broken immigration policies and laws, something wasn’t right and something needed to be done. Her desire and the mission of Casa de Paz is to share the love of God with immigrants in Colorado. One of her biggest passions is to help people find a way to have their hearts transformed by creating unique opportunities for them to connect to the hurting in this world.
Free pancake / sausage breakfast starting at 9:00 AM, presentation starting at 9:30.
Mountain View United Church
10700 E. Evans Ave, Aurora, 80011
People of Faith for Social Justice
An inter-faith community
advocating and working for social justice and change