We received a series of messages from Gabriele Eissner, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator at Saint Francis Community Services, regarding this evening’s DACA Prayer Vigil, which has now been renamed Celebration of Hope Following #DACAdecision. We share them here:
This morning (Thursday, June 18, 2020), the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA. This is wonderful news and gives us reason to celebrate! Tomorrow night we are still planning on having an event from 5PM-8PM, but this event will now be a celebration of hope rather than a vigil. We will be in touch with more information by the end of the day.
I am allowing myself time to bask in the hope and joy that I feel right now, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that this ruling comes as the Trump administration is tearing apart our asylum system and our country is confronting our long history of racism. There is still much work to be done. Thank you for joining us on this journey!
UPDATE: After hearing feedback from all of you and in the spirit of celebration, we have decided to shorten the event. It will now take place from 6PM-8PM. See attached for an updated schedule. Please make sure that your message fits within the allotted time frame. Although we expect some deviations from the schedule, we will try to stick as closely to it as possible.
We will be sending out the Zoom link in the morning. Just click this link 15 minutes before you are scheduled to present to enter the presenters’ space. Susan or I will send you a message when it is time for you to unmute yourself and speak. The attached outline has more detailed guidance.
These are extremely simplified instructions, so please reach out if you have any questions. We appreciate all the time and effort you have put into making this possible!
You can also find the link to the the Facebook event here.