On September 4, 2019, writers in over 40 cities will take the stage with a goal of raising $25,000 to raise funds for Immigrant Families Together and help them post bail and provide support to detained migrants. This reading is part of a nationwide literary protest, called first by migrant and first-generation writers Christopher Soto (Loma), Javier Zamora, Jan-Henry Gray, and Anni Liu to stand together and speak out against the detention/separation of migrant families.
The Los Angeles local event will be hosted by Beyond Baroque and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, and will include readings from:
Brian Kim Steffans
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
Vannessa Vasquez (East Los High, The Fix)
& RAFFLE PRIZES from Chani Nicholas
Tickets to attend this event are $20, but NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS. If you cannot afford a ticket, please feel free to still attend. We strongly encourage donations towards our fundraising efforts to support the rapid response work done by Immigrant Families Together. There will be opportunities to make donations via cash, Venmo, and personal checks, as well as a raffle.
Can’t make it to the reading on September 4? You can still show your support by making a donation to the national GoFundMe—just be sure to write “Los Angeles” in the comment box so we can count your generous donation in our local event and help meet our goal.
For more information about the national fundraiser and connected readings, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/writers-for-migrant-justice.