For Immediate Release
Friday, January 11, 2019
One year ago, on January 11, 2018, Ravi Ragbir was unlawfully detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in retaliation for speaking out against our unjust immigration system. Since then, Ravi and his supporters have continued to stand up against the current administration’s escalating attacks against immigrant communities.
At a vigil and “Jericho Walk” demonstration around the Varick Street Immigration Court on Friday night, local activists and families facing deportation will pay tribute to all those who have suffered at the hands of our immigration enforcement system in the past year, including fellow New Sanctuary Coalition c-founder, Jean Montrevil.
What: Vigil and Jericho Walk (silent procession) around the ICE facility
Where: 201 Varick Street, Lower Manhattan
When: Friday, January 11. Start, 6:00 – Vigil, 6:15 – Speakers, 6:45 – Prayer, 7:00 – Jericho Walk around Varick Immigration Court
- Ravi Ragbir, New Sanctuary Coalition
- Rev. Donna Schaper, Judson Memorial Church
- Reverend Kaji Dousa, Park Avenue Christian Church
Audio: Brief statements by speakers, prayers, chanting, etc.
Visuals: Supporters with posters and candles outside immigration court building
Sponsors: Ravi Ragbir’s Defense Committee, New Sanctuary Coalition, Judson Memorial Church, Park Avenue Christian Church