I'm the great granddaughter of immigrants (Swedish on my mother's side, German on my father's) but of course I am blissfully safe from many of the challenges and dangers that exist for so many current immigrants. Kudos to the University Y for their programming related to Immigrant Justice Month–which brings these issues to the light. Now, somebody I love works at the Y and is involved with this and that's how I know about it. But I love what the Y does wholeheartedly, not just because of my friendship…and I'm always impressed with their thoughtful approach and reaction to issues of justice and faith. And when I look at their calendar I realize how much is going on in this town! Well….then of course there's my love for great live music. So this Friday night is definitely a can't miss at the Y!
Here's the blurb:
Los Condenados Huastecos at the Y in celebration of Immigrant Justice Month
Friday, October 19, 7:00pm
1001 South Wright Street, Champaign
The University YMCA will host Los Condenados Huastecos, an acclaimed Mexican folk trio, to perform in celebration of Immigrant Justice Month. The Chicago-based trio performing traditional Mexican folk music has performed at cultural and educational events throughout the Midwest, drawing both crowds and rave reviews. Visit the band's Facebook page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/LosCondenadosHuastecos
The Allies of Faith is an interfaith coalition of local congregations involved in the Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forumwhich is working to make our local community a welcoming and loving space for all our neighbors, regardless of the color of their skin, the languages they speak, their country of origin, or their immigration status. For more information on upcoming Immigrant Justice Month events, go to: http://www.universityymca.org/faith_and_justice/calendar.
Try listening to this and tell me it doesn't feel like a Friday night!
I LOVE these pictures of the band!