On December 18th, International Migrant Day, we had our Interfaith Immigration Posada.
More than 100 people joined us as we shared the real life stories of thousands of migrants who flee unbelievable and cruel danger from their native country to embark on a dangerous and treacherous journey up north.
We started our Posada on the right side entrance of the church, where, instead of reenacting Mary and Joseph’s search for an Inn, as it is traditionally done in posadas, we reenacted the story of a migrant family fleeing from Honduras.
As the Migrant family moved around the Church, knocking on doors and being rejected, we finally arrived at the main entrance at the front of the church. Knocking on the church’s main entrance, the Migrant family was warmly welcomed in.
After hearing some heart wrenching testimonies of migrants, we prayed, and ended our Posada with a Holiday Party!
We headed downstairs for the party and had some traditional food (tamales, champurrado, latkes, and countless sweets) and we were greeted by music, gifts and food for the children and their families!
Thanks to all of you who made it to the posada, volunteered and donated to make this celebration of the immigrant among us possible!
Here are some links to the media coverage of the Posada:
Univision 14 (Video)
Univision 14 2 (Video)
L.A. Times Front Page Article.
Special thanks go to the following organizations who donated and helped to make our Posada possible: