From the Irvine News Blog
The Women for Orange County are meeting on Feb. 28, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Irvine Ranch Water District’s Duck Club, at 5 Riparian View, in Irvine.
Christina Fialho, a California Attorney and the co-founder and Exec. Director of CIVIC, will be the guest speaker. The topic will be CIVIC – Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement.
Every day men and women are detained by the U.S. government in county jails and for-profit prisons because they lack papers.
Ana, a human trafficking victim, was held for over a year, locked in solitary confinement and forced by a guard to sleep on the cement floor of her cell. Over 32,000 immigrants like Ana remain isolated in remote detention facilities today because no law protects a right to visitation, phone calls can cost up to $5 per minute and 46% of detained immigrants are transferred at least twice — often out of state and far away from their families.
CIVIC is setting in motion a national movement to combat the isolating experience of immigration detention by building and strengthening community visitation programs.
Women For is collecting new underwear for both men and women for the St. Joseph project. All sizes are welcome.
Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited.
Women For: is a volunteer, non-partisan, feminist organization dedicated to advancing Human & Civil Rights, Peace, Social Justice, Education, Health Care and the Environment.
For recorded information: 714 590 7804.