T. Don Hutto Detention Visitation Orientation (English)

Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:00am to 4:00am
Location: 
Taylor Public Library, 801 Vance St, Taylor, TX 76574

Please join us for a Hutto Visitation Program Orientation. We pair community members with asylum-seeking women who are locked up in T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, TX. Members advocate to challenge the detention system, monitor human rights in the facility, and extend support in a very challenging time in someone’s life. The vast majority of the women in T. Don have fled from Central America, so our primary need is for Spanish-speaking volunteers, though other languages like Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Mandarin are also needed. Members who are English-speaking only may be able to pair with other members for translation.

You will be visiting the detention center at least once a month, and more frequently, at times, if a higher level of advocacy is needed for her case. It is open 8am until 8pm, seven days a week. You will also commit to participating in group sharing and other activities in advocating for the detention centers’ closure.

The training will be bilingual English/Spanish, with interpretation provided. Let us know you're coming, there are space limitations. You must RSVP here to attend. If it is full, be on the lookout for our next training.

Please also pass this along to anyone who may be interested in advocating for the rights of women in this abusive detention system.

Looking forward to seeing you there!