YOUTH and Allies!!!
Participate in a 3-week evening or dinner fast AND/OR one-day solidarity fast.
November 21, 2013 – December 12, 2013
Why are we fasting?
The purpose of this national youth fast is to stand in solidarity with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who must constantly live with a fear of deportation and face struggles with family separation. This is a solidarity fast initiated in relation to the Fast for Families campaign held in Washington, DC (November 12 to December 12).
Millions of immigrants are separated from their families due to deportations, family backlogs, and other obstacles with access to citizenship. Despite Thanksgiving being a family holiday and a time when families come together, many immigrant families are not able to come together due to the country’s broken immigration system. Therefore, the youth who participate in this fast pledge to also abstain from Thanksgiving dinner as a part of this three-week fast.