Interfaith Prayer Vigils

Interfaith Vigil: Still Not Free, Sisters’ Stories

March 19, 2021

This month, we celebrate both International Women’s Day and Pesach (Passover).

Join us to hear testimonies from women impacted by the systems of prison and immigration detention, as women are the largest growing incarcerated population.

Come listen to a retelling of the freedom-from-bondage message of Passover and the roles women play in liberation interpreted by Rabbi Katie Mizrahi and Rabbi Mychal Copeland.

Join us to learn how you can be take part in advocacy and action to support immigrants and free others who are not yet free. None of us are free until all of us are free.
Let us work together to build a society that upholds equity, fairness, and justice.

It is our hope that Gabby Solano (pictured above) will be able to speak with us in person at the vigil. In just two weeks, Gabby, a 48-year old immigrant and domestic violence survivor, is scheduled to be released from the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, CA after serving a 20 years and earning a commutation and parole. Her family is waiting to welcome her home. Unfortunately, ICE has placed a hold on Gabby and is seeking to send her to ICE detention and deport her to Mexico, a country she left as a baby. Please take action to ask Governor Newsom to use his power to protect immigrant survivors and not allow CDCR to transfer her to ICE custody. To take action, see:

Co-hosts of this month’s vigil:

  • Or Shalom Jewish Community
  • Congregation Sha’ar Zahav
  • Young Women’s Freedom Center
  • California Coalition of Women Prisoners
  • Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity