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2024 Pilgrimage to End Detention: A Journey Toward Freedom

September 25th – September 29th, 2024

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(please register by July 26th)

The 2024 Pilgrimage to End Detention: A Journey toward Freedom,  is an interfaith, spiritual pilgrimage as part of a multi-year effort to close the six remaining immigrant detention centers in California. On September 25th, we will launch this pilgrimage in Bakersfield and then travel to  Adelanto, Calexico, and end in San Diego. As we work with our host communities, we will support their local efforts to divest from cages and invest in community well-being and life-sustaining economies.   Our journey, led by directly impacted people,  will bring the stories of formerly incarcerated and detained people to immigrants, impacted families, and the broader communityas we build our base for freedom and justice. 

During this pilgrimage we will bear witness to the sacredness of the land, the ancestors, and the preventable harm and suffering caused by immigrant detention in California. We will gather in reflection, prayer and action at six immigrant detention centers,  other carceral institutions and meet with local organizers along the way.  We will reflect on the impacts of settler colonialism on Indigenous peoples, the land, and the waters of California, and how this has paved the way for a carceral state that can and must be transformed.

The Pilgrimage is organized by the Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity, the Dignity Not Detention coalition, local community organizations, and the co-collaboration of each participant who joins us. We are inviting directly impacted community members, faith leaders, and organizational partners to gather together to undertake this journey. 

VIEW FULL INVITATION HERE

* Please read invitation thoroughly before registering.

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN US!

* All costs covered along with stipend for those directly impacted.

* $600 fee and travel to Pilgrimage covered by ally participants joining the Pilgrimage.

Questions?  Contact Matthew at mattleber75@gmail.com