May 1, 2017 · 6:30pm

6:30 pm

Lancaster Welcomes: A Celebration of Immigrants & Refugees


On May 1st Lancaster will affirm our values of compassion, diversity, and respect, as we stand together as a united community. Some of us have lived here for generations, while others are newcomers. From many lands, with myriad stories of how we arrived here, together, we are Lancaster. We value every single person here in our community.

On Monday, May 1st, we will gather in Penn Square, at 6:30pm, as part of a national day of action. We will celebrate our community and declare our shared values of hospitality, love, and solidarity that connect us to each other, and call us to stand with the most vulnerable among us. There will be music and community speakers. Please join us.

We will not be silent in the face of the increasing negative rhetoric that is being leveled at immigrants and refugees across our country. We will not sit idly by as those Lancastrians who are undocumented face an unprecedented level of persecution by our government. Lancaster Stands Up to affirm, support, and protect our immigrants and refugee brothers and sisters. We are raising our children together, and we are each other’s co-workers, friends, and neighbors. We are our sister’s and brother’s keeper. Together we are building a vibrant, beautiful community. We are all Lancastrians.

Sponsored by: Lancaster Stands Up, Church World Service, Citizens Immigration and Refugee Action Committee, CASA in Action, Lancaster Interfaith Coalition, Lancaster Council of Churches.