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Orizuru “Paper Crane” Folding Party
March 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drop Off folded cranes or stop by to help fold for a few minutes or a few hours. Drinks and light refreshments provided – as well as origami paper with folding instructions!
On Sat. March 30, a Japanese American pilgrimage group will go the fence at the mass incarceration site at Dilley, Texas, and hang thousands of origami cranes to demonstrate solidarity with the women, children and separated families inside. See Details below.
The South Texas Family Residential Center, an hour south of San Antonio, is a 2,400-bed facility, the largest such detention facility in the nation. Even infants are detained there; a week ago, 12 babies were released from ICE custody.
Strings of “tsuru” cranes will be joined with others from across the country and the world. A donation of cranes is arriving from Japan.
They should be sent (last postmark March 23) to: Grassroots Leadership, 3121 E. 12th St., Austin, TX 78702. Please mark “cranes” on the package. If you could please string them together, much appreciated!
Send them a photo of your crane-folding session and how many you’re sending so they can keep a tally! No number is too low. Every bird counts.
Join the Japanese American community in nonviolent protest on Sat. March 30, 2019 at 2 pm. South Texas Family Residential Center, 1925 W. Highway 85, Dilley TX.
Earlier in the day, the pilgrimage will visit the former Crystal City Internment Camp in south Texas, where thousands of American Japanese and Latin American Japanese were held during World War II.
Nonviolent protest co-sponsored by the Crystal City Pilgrimage Committee and Grassroots Leadership of Austin. Thank you for support from Friends of Crystal City.