The Women’s Fast for Families invites you to visit our tent on the National Mall, at 4th Street, near the Air and Space Museum. From April 7-April 9, 100 women from around the country will fast together on the National Mall, calling for fair immigration reform and an end to deportations NOW. The 48-hour Women’s Fast for Families is the culmination of a month of fasting and action around the country. Over the past month more than 1,600 women in 35 states, Mexico City and Washington, DC have fasted for 24 hours, giving up food to feed the courage of our elected officials to ACT FAST.
Please stop by to visit the tent, offer support, and help build the visibility and power of our action. Please circulate the invitation (below and attached) within your networks:
Evening programs, open to all allies and supporters:
Including blessings of the fast, faster testimonies, performances by local artists, and an opportunity to provide support for the fasters.
- Monday, April 7, 6:00pm
- Tuesday, April 8, 6:00pm
“Courage Conversations,” open to all!
At the “Courage Café,” outside our tent (or inside, if weather requires) we’ll stage “Courage Conversations” designed to draw in passersby on the Mall to engage with us around our issues. We’ll collect messages of courage to pass on to our elected officials, giving them the courage they need to take action now. Come pull up a chair at the Courage Café, hear fasters telling their personal stories, and share your own message on a Courage Heart.
- Monday, April 7, 3:00pm
- Monday, April 7, 4:30pm
- Tuesday, April 8, 11:00am
- Tuesday, April 8, 1:00pm
- Tuesday, April 8, 3:00pm
Closing rally, open to all
We’ll be joined by the Fast for Families Across America caravan, will break our fast, and then will deliver the courage we’ve collected over our 48 hour fast to House leadership who are blocking progress on immigration reform, and to those who could take executive action to stop deportations.
- Wednesday, April 9, 9:30am
The Women’s Fast for Families is a project of We Belong Together, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), with the participation of hundreds of organizations in communities across the country.