State Representative Lina Ortega joins Families for Families-Familias Para Familias, calling on families to march through downtown El Paso on June 21, 2018 at 5:30pm in opposition to family separation. As a mother of two and grandmother of two young children, Representative Ortega will be present with her family. The march creates a safe space for children and their families to raise their voices in solidarity with immigrant families.
Families for Families is a local group created by mothers to respond to the inhumane practice of separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Families will march from San Jacinto Plaza to the Federal Courthouse, passing in front of the County Jail to send a message of solidarity to parents currently held in detention in downtown El Paso. The group asks families to prepare a single symbol to share on posters-a heart of any color, size or shape.
The family march begins at 5:30 p.m. in San Jacinto Plaza with a gather-all sing along of “De Colores.” Carrying their hearts, families will walk toward the Federal Courthouse singing songs, playing instruments and chanting directly to parents in detention. After circling the courthouse, families will return to San Jacinto Plaza to hear mothers and fathers reflect on family separation and how this policy affects our community and our country.
Families for Families March to End Family Separation
June 21, 2018
San Jacinto Plaza
114 W. Mills Avenue
El Paso, TX 79901
Contact Families for Families-Familias Para Familias:
Naomi Fertman Nicole Cobb
310 N. Mesa