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Iowa Dads in Detention

  • 1st Christian Church 2500 University Avenue Des Moines, IA, 50311 United States (map)

This Father's Day, we'll come together to honor the stories and experiences that Iowa families are struggling to live with in the current reality and injustice of ICE's increased enforcement operations in Iowa. 

The majority people targeted in ICE's stepped up enforcement in Iowa have been Latino men. Almost all of them are fathers of U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.This unfair and abrupt separation of families is creating psychological trauma and economic crisis in Latino families and communities in Iowa. 

The Iowa Dads in Detention event will feature a panel discussion with the families affected, immigrant activists, and faith and community leaders of Iowa. The event will conclude with several actions that Iowans can take to support the families impacted and immigrants in Iowa.

There will be time for questions from the press for leaders of the Iowa Sanctuary Movement at the conclusion of the event. Email iowasanctuary@gmail.com for more information. 

Later Event: July 11
Vigil for Family Unity