Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Immigration Rights Revival": NYC, Mar. 7-8

[If you're in the New York area, you shouldn't miss two special events this weekend on immigration detention, organized by performance artist and Green Party candidate for mayor of New York City Reverend Billy (aka Bill Talen).]

This coming weekend Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping will perform in front of two detention center sites on Saturday March 7th, followed by a big show honoring New York City Immigrants on Sunday March 8th.

Detention Center Tour
Saturday March 7 at 12 Noon
201 Varick Street (between W. Houston and King St., 1 train to Varick Street)

The Choir and Reverend Billy will perform, and immigration rights advocates will update us their efforts to eliminate the centers and make immigration enforcement transparent. From The Varick Street Center we will cross the river and perform at the notorious for-profit detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Transportation available; please RSVP
<> or call 347-693-8857

Sunday March 8 at 2:00 PM
Sunday Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues, A/C/E train to 14th Street)

Reverend Billy and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir Revival, 40 voices singing great new songs and special guests who will speak to us about their experiences inside the detention facilities.

Tickets are available at the door $12.

Special complimentary tickets available to Immigrants and their families and advocates
<> or call 347-693-8857

Sunday we are collecting underwear for the women in immigration detention facilities who are NOT given any underwear and spend months in these jails with only the one pair of underwear they were wearing when seized by Immigration Police. So bring a pair of new panties. See:


Amigos, El Reverendo Billy y El Coro de Gospel "La Vida Despues de Comprar" les complace invitarlos a nuestro concierto en El Highline Ballroom el 8 de Marzo un show dedicado a los inmigrantes y a los trabajadores en las comunidades que luchan por sus derechos!

Tenemos un número de billetes gratuitos disponibles para los inmigrantes, sus familias y defensores, por favor email <> o llámenos a 347-693-8857

El Reverendo Billy y El Coro de Gospel
"La Vida Despues de Domingo, 8 de Marzo
El Highline Ballroom
431 Calle 16 Oeste (entre 9 y 10 de la avenida)

Show: 2:00 PM
Puertas abiertas al público a la 1:00 PM

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