The team coordinating support for the Rodriguez-Flores family during the time they have taken sanctuary inside of Plymouth-Trinity United Church in Sherbrooke will be holding a week of action from April 18 to the 23.
Organized in recognition of the fact that the family has been living in the church for more than five months at this point in an effort to avoid deportation to Mexico, the week will involve daily public events culminating in a solidarity walk through the streets of the city.
On Monday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. the support team will host a press Conference at Plymouth-Trinity United Church with the family’s lawyer Stewart Istvanffy, in attendance. The following day the team will attend Sherbrooke’s City Council meeting to ask that the city officially put their support behind the family. On Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. a meeting will be held via videoconference on ZOOM for a quick Q&A with the family followed by a call & email blitz to the office of Federal Immigration Minister Sean Fraser. This will be repeated the following day at 10 a.m. Finally, on Saturday, April 2 at 3 p.m. a solidarity walk will make its way from the Marché de la Gare to Plymouth-Trinity United Church. More information on these events is being shared on Facebook by the group, “Ensemble avec les personnes migrantes contre le racism.”
“We will work throughout the week to bring this important story into as many hearts and minds of the community as possible,” the organizers stated in a press release issued on Thursday.