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Immigrant communities react to increase in deportations

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 4:55 pm by , in Featured, Uncategorized

Immigrant communities around the country and right here in Colorado are fearful in the light of the rise in deportations since Donald Trump’s inauguration. A group of immigrants will be performing a series of monologues about their personal experiences at a MOTUS Theater event on Monday February 20th at the Old Main Theater on the CU Boulder campus. KGNU’s Julia Caulfield spoke with Elena Aranda, whose monologue is part of the SALSA LoterÍa series of Monologues that tells the stories of immigrant women from Latin America.  Aranda works with the Compañeras program at El Centro Amistad. The program provides support for women around health and well being through weekly groups at the YWCA and regular meetings in the community.

Aranda says that the immigrant community in Boulder County has been impacted by the  increase in deportations. “They are really afraid to go out, they are afraid to say their names and they don’t think they’re going to be free to access services in the community.”

 

MOTUS Theater is co-sponsoring a celebration of Boulder becoming a sanctuary city for immigrants and refugees on March 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place, 2027 13th St, Boulder.