Upcoming Events

Hutto Visitation Program Training

Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
2301 E Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702

Please join us for a Hutto Visitation Program Orientation on May 27th from 2pm to 4pm, in our back training room at 2301 E. Cesar Chavez St. (the building is on the south side of our parking lot). Our program's purpose is to offer support for the women at Hutto, monitor human rights abuses and put an end to the silence of detention. Come talk to the women directly impacted by issues like gender-based violence, international affairs and immigration policies to hear their stories and perspectives. You will gain the knowledge and tools needed to support women who are detained in the T. Don Hutto Detention facility in Taylor, TX.

Volunteers must be conversationally proficient in a language other than English and/or attend the training with someone who is bilingual that is willing to visit in partnership and interpret for you. They should also RSVP. Volunteers must commit to visiting the detention center at least once a month. It is open 8am until 8pm, seven days a week. Please pass along the date to anyone who may be interested in breaking the isolation of detention. Let us know you're coming, there are space limitations. You must RSVP via the link above, not on Facebook. If it is full, be on the lookout for our next month's training. RSVP here. Read more about Hutto Visitation Program Training

7th Annual Dancing Away Detention

Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Scholz Garten

Join us Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 for an evening of awards, silent auction and dancing!! Dancing Away Detention is our annual fundraiser to support the Hutto Visitation Program and Family Detention Programs. We raise funds every year to support volunteer orientations, training community volunteers to break the isolation of detention, monitor the human rights conditions in the facility, and to build advocates for closing the unjust detention systems as a whole. In 2016, we grew to 195 visitors who conducted a over 550 individual visits. Buy your tickets here and check facebook for updates! 

7th Annual Dancing Away Detention
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Past Events

May 28, 2015
September 17, 2014
February 10, 2013