El Cambio NC

"One Hope, One Dream"

"Release Our Dreamer" Prayer Vigil

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Friday March 9, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
330 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC  (map)

Uriel Alberto (A# 089-828-718) needs to be near his son, Julian. He took a brave stand for immigrant rights, and now he may get deported for it.

Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Uriel’s life seemed full of hope. He graduated from Parkland High School, where he was a track star. He was offered scholarships for track by various college recruiters but was unable to accept them because of his immigration status.

Life got hard for Uriel, but he kept his head up. He attended Lees-McRae College, where he continued to run track despite not being able to accept a scholarship. Not everyone knew that he had also become the head of his family’s household, providing for his mother and sisters and defending them against an abusive father. While all that weight on his shoulders depressed him and led him to having a few run-ins with the law, he has done everything he can to stay above the fray and be a role model for his sisters and young son.

Now, we are co-hosting a prayer vigil to stand in solidarity with Uri. Please come to show your support and together we shall set him free through community organizing and political pressure.

NOTE: the end of the vigil will be followed by a hunger strike.

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