NOTES FROM THE TRAIL

Tomorrow, we will not be afraid

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Posted on March 3, 2010 by felipe | Post a comment

In times like today I think of my mother and her wisdom. We were
separated by an unfair system and I can't go visit her due to my
status. Sometimes I really fear that her fragile health may make us
permenantly separated. Tomorrow would be a step towards a place where
people like us can know that they will not have to live with the pain
and stigma of being undocumented forever. We are building a world
where human dignity comes first and each human being's dream is
valuable. I am sooo inspired by the work this team does. One of the
students from SWER the day he found out about his deportation order
went back home devasted and his mother said: we will find a way to
make a way. This is exactly what this action represents.  We are
creating a way to have a voices heard. I love you all!

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Posted by: Laura Jimenez on March 3, 2010, 7:47 a.m.

“When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid” - Audre Lorde I gift you these words of our dear sister Audre Lorde as you prepare for your day today. I was humbled to be able to welcome you to Atlanta and to share with my young daughters the journey you are taking and the reasons for your taking this journey. Be well. May the Creator watch over each step you take as you move closer to your destination.

Posted by: Fran on March 3, 2010, 8:42 a.m.

Just wrote to Sheriff Conway--Good luck today--with you in spirit--

Posted by: Sharon Williams on March 3, 2010, 8:47 a.m.

Thank you for making a way! Felipe.

Posted by: Bruno Linhares on March 12, 2010, 3:11 p.m.

I would like to tell you that this “walk” begun to be known in Brazil, and people start to talk about this cause. Good luck – Boa Sorte e Vitória ao final, cara.

Posted by: fernando santos on March 14, 2010, 12:24 a.m.

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