Media coverage from April 17, 2014 – SF Footwashing
The purpose of this ritual was to restore honor, respect and solidarity with those families threatened by deportation and I-9 firings, and to call for immediate executive action to stop the deportations, more permanent just immigration reform.
20 religious leaders of diverse traditions washed feet of impacted families and were assisted by House Dem Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sup. John Alos Supr. Jane Kim, Sup Malia Cohen, Sup. David Chiu, Sup. Scott Wiener and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
Thanks to all the Sponsoring Organizations who helped make it happen: ICIR-CLUE, SFOP-PIA, SFLabor Council, SEIU Local 87, SF Bay for Immigrant Justice, and FAME (EBASE).
Thanks to all the families and children for courageously telling their stories!