This November 2019 I am beginning a community based arts event in which I will read the story I published in Spring 2019. "Hora Santas in November" will be read at the November 10th event in the Bronx, NY. In an effort to support keeping families together and immigrant rights, I am raising funds for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). November is my birthday month and I always take my birthday as a day of service. This year, with the publishing of "Hora Santas in November", I wanted to make it an entire month's length of giving. During the first nine days of November I am sharing and posting information about the numerous ways to support immigrants in detention centers.
The SPLC is dedicated to Immigrant Justice. They dedicate their services to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. They never take legal fees from their clients and accept no government funding. Rather, they rely on the compassion and generosity of people like you.
Your donation will be used to represent immigrant detainees and keep families together. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
I ask that you donate and support at any level. Specifically, these numbers carry a significance in my story
"Hora Santas in November" and I invite you to make your donation in their form:
$20, $9, $28, $2, $65.
My goal is to raise $2003 this month which marks the year in which this story's plot begins. All donations made through this website go directly to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Any donations collected during the event will be donated via this website as well.
This work is more important than ever. The number of immigrants being detained and held for years is growing. This is especially the case in states with for-profit detention centers and prisons. In 2018 there was an increase due to the current administration's continued emphasis on White resentment over immigration and the country’s changing demographics. But together, we can make a difference.
Thank you in advance for your support of "Hora Santas in November" and the Southern Poverty Law Center.