International Women’s Day March on Hutto Detention Center in Taylor Texas.
There will be a rally on Hutto Saturday, March 8, as part of International Women’s Day activities at T. Don Hutto.
The peace walk will begin at 3:30 p.m., Saturday at the Heritage Park in downtown Taylor (directions below) and end across the street from the prison, about 1.25 miles away.
Please assemble at Heritage Park at 3:00 p.m. We will rally peacefully across the street at the Hutto prison until just after sunset, when we will have a short candlelight vigil and prayer ceremony. Activists from other groups who staged several protests at the Hutto prison will be joining us. We are all committed to a non-violent peace walk and rally. Please watch the documentary America’s Family Prison
, then write a poem, draw a picture, or make a statement, put it on a posterboard with marker, and meet us there.
We’ll have water to stay hydrated and snacks. Bring an umbrella in case of rain. As friends, and as women, mothers, and girls, let’s join together and make a stand against this injustice inflicted on women and children by our government. What better way to spend International Women’s Day? Men and boys and their poems are welcome, too!
Free the Children Coalition, an ad hoc grass roots organization, as well as other local activists, will be present. Free the Families with Children behind the walls of Hutto prison. Yours in sisterhood, Adrienne Evans, Terlingua, Texas, 915- 276-0402 (cell), 432- 371-2725 (home).
DIRECTIONS TO PEACE WALK: Take I-35 N toward Waco. From Downtown Austin, about 17 miles. Take Exit 253, go right on US-79 N, go 15.4 miles into the center of Taylor. Heritage Park is on Main & 4th. The Walk is about 1.25 mile in distance straight down Main Street, which converts into I-95. Take a right on Walnut (Martin Luther King Memorial Way) then a right again onto Welch, and you will be in front of T. D. Hutto Residential Center. The street address is 1001 Welch, Taylor, Texas.
Adrienne Evans / The Rag Blog
To read all about the Hutto Family Detention and the efforts to close it on The Rag Blog, go here.