Sunday, June 3, 2007

Migrant Walk for Life arrives in Tucson

Photos by Brenda Norrell

TUCSON -- Walking 75 miles in the desert heat, from Sasabe at the border to Tucson, walkers called attention to the human rights crisis at the border. Walking in solidarity with migrants and demanding an end to deaths in the desert, the "Migrant Trail: We Walk for Life," arrived in Tucson Sunday at noon.

Photos: 1--Walkers on the final stretch into Tucson Sunday. 2--Walkers called for an end to the militarization of the border and reform of immigration policies to bring an end to migrant deaths, during a press conference at the culmination of the walk. 3--Father Bob Carney washes the feet of walkers at the end of the 75-mile Migrant Trail from Sasabe, Mexico to Tucson. Photos Brenda Norrell.

News articles on Migrant Trail: We Walk for Life:
Breaking News: Festival of Hope
Martin Sheen comes to Tucson Tuesday
Sheen to support two priests arrested for peaceful protest of torture at Fort Huachuca:
On the eve of a significant pretrial hearing for their November, 2006 nonviolent witness at Ft. Huachuca against military training that fosters torture, please join Fr. Louie Vitale and Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ with
Bill Quigley (human rights lawyer); Orlando Tizon (Torture Abolition & Survivors Support Coalition); Col. Ann Wright (U.S. Army, Ret.); Francisco Herrera (musician); Ted Warmbrand (musician) ; Martin Sheen (social justice activist and actor)

A celebration of hope for a future free of the terror and injustice of torture and war, talks, testimony, music, food and fellowship.
Tuesday, June 5: 6 p.m. - potluck meal; 7 p.m. - program
at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. 3rd St., Tucson, AZ (west of Alvernon) Potluck meal in Geneva Hall (please bring a dish to share - drinks and desserts will be provided) followed by program in the sanctuary
Free, but donations gratefully accepted.
TRIAL (now a pretrial hearing)
The June 6 trial has been postponed. Instead, Fr. Louis Vitale and Fr. Stephen Kelly have been ordered to appear at 9 a.m. that same day in U.S. Magistrate Hector Estrada's court for a hearing on pretrial motions.
Supporters of the priests will join them at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, for a brief morning support rally in the courtyard in front of the U.S. District Court, 405 W. Congress St.
It is anticipated that military prosecutor Capt. Evan Seamone may reintroduce a motion to have the priests jailed pending trial, for which a new date will be set at the June 6 hearing.
For more information and updates, email or call 520-323-8697 - and visit

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