Annual Dancing Away Detention Benefit Builds Community Around the Fight to Free Women Detained

September 17, 2018

The benefit concert, now in its 8th year, will be held in Taylor for the first time; 100% of proceeds will go to the Hutto Community Deportation Defense and Bond Fund

WHAT: 8th Annual Dancing Away Detention

WHO: Grassroots Leadership, community members and our awardees

WHEN:   Thursday, October 4 from 6:30 - 9:30

WHERE: Taylor Station Bar, 108 East Second Street, Taylor, Texas

TICKETS:, $15 online / $20 at the door

AUSTIN — Grassroots Leadership’s 8th annual Dancing Away Detention aims to build momentum to free the women at T. Don Hutto Detention Center for good. So it is being held for the first time in beautiful Taylor, Texas just minutes from this notorious immigration prison. ALL PROCEEDS will go towards the Hutto Community Deportation Defense and Bond Fund. We’ll honor women formerly detained & other incredibly brave women on the frontlines of immigrant rights here in Texas. Our honorees this year are:

  • Laura Monterrosa, our keynote speaker, will receive the Courage and Bravery Award for leading the campaign for her own freedom from T. Don Hutto and inspiring others to keep fighting.

  • Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, for her tireless work advocating for separated families and coordinating an army of attorneys and volunteers to respond to the crisis this summer.

  • Carmen Zuvieta, for her years of organizing with families impacted by detention and deportation and her unending commitment to fighting alongside women and immigrants in Central Texas.

  • Mujeres Apoyando a Mujeres, for their amazing work to raise bond money and build solidarity with women detained in Hutto.

Whether it’s bonding out a mother to be reunited with her child, supporting a hunger strike leader facing solitary, or setting a sexual assault survivor free, Grassroots Leadership is raising money to respond in these moments of crisis.

Folk Uke with Amy Nelson & Cathy Guthrie (Willie's daughter and Arlo's granddaughter)
Cumbia with the Kiko Villamizar Band

2nd St. Farm 2 Market Deli, Buenos Aires Cafe, Better Half Coffee & Cocktails, Contigo Austin, Franklin Barbecue, Las Mangonadas, L'Oca D'Oro, Los Chilaquiles, Mixtli, Olamaie, Patika, Parkside Projects, Pueblo Viejo, Srsly chocolate, Suerte, Torchy's Tacos

ADDITIONAL EVENT SPONSORS: McCrory Timmerman, Atelier 95, Pecan Manor Bed & Breakfast

SILENT AUCTION! We've got a helicopter ride!!

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Grassroots Leadership is an Austin, Texas-based national organization that works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation, and criminalization are things of the past. Follow us @Grassroots_News.



Cristina Parker,, 512-499-8111