A rally to show support for migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border will be Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder.
The event will start at 9 a.m. at the church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave. The rally is a partnership between the church, the Boulder Sanctuary Coalition and Ingrid Encalada Latorre, a Peruvian-born immigrant who has been taking refuge inside the church to resist deportation.The church has been her family’s shelter for just under two years.
In July, Encalada Latorre was fined nearly $5,000 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for not leaving the country.
Organizers said the rally will seek to speak out against family conditions at the border and the separation of children from their family members. The rally was sparked by the mass shootings last weekend in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.
Kaitlynne Larson, an organizer for Encalada Latorre said, organizers hope to send a message.
“The recent mass shootings provoked by the continued racism, bigotry and hatred spread by this administration are a prime example of why we must come together now,” Larson said, “and show our support to our immigrant community.”