Breaking through Detention: Starting a Visitation Program
Grassroots Leadership, The Hutto Visitation Program and CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Detention, a national network of visitation programs) will be holding trainings and discussions on building detention visitation programs in Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
Here is the listing of cities, events and dates:
Houston, Thursday, October 10
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 pm
6501 Almeda Rd.
Houston, TX 77021
Austin, Friday, October 11
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
UT School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78712
San Antonio, Saturday October 12
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
University Presbyterian Church
300 Bushnell Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Three years ago, Grassroots Leadership and Texans United for Families (TUFF) started the Hutto Visitation Program (HVP), which has matched hundreds of community volunteers with immigrant women detained at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in nearby Taylor, Texas. The goals of the program are to provide friendship to women detained, serve as human rights monitors in the facility and build a base of advocates for detention reform. CIVIC is a national network of visitation programs that aims to end the isolation of men and women in U.S. civil immigration detention through structured and engaged visitation combined with nationwide detention monitoring and advocacy.
Please join us for a conversation on detention visitation with CIVIC’s Christina Mansfield and Grassroots Leadership’s Bob Libal as we discuss building visitation programs in detention centers.
We would like to encourage you to reach out to friends in other parts of the state and share this information with them. Please RSVP to Lauren Voyles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at one of these events.