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      July 31, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 AM

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      Take Action In Oklahoma - Protest Detention of Families and Children

      Join the Heartland for Human Justice coalition as we protest the opening of the new detention center in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and participate in an interfaith vigil in remembrance of the children who have died while in detention. We will be leaving from St. Louis by bus the morning of Wednesday, July 31st and returning late evening on Thursday, August 1st. Our action will occur on the morning of August 1. We welcome participants from across the Midwest who may want to join our bus caravan en route, or meet us in Lawton, Oklahoma for the press conference and vigil on August 1. Cost for transportation only is $65.    Scholarships are available to underwrite transportation expenses.   If you need a scholarship to attend this event, please contact us. Hotel accomodations may be available at: Hilton Garden Inn, Lawton, OK Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawton, OK Hampton Inn & Suites Lawton, OK Sleep Inn & Suites Lawton, OK Homewood Suites Lawton, OK This trip is sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, which has provided funding to subsidize transportation expenses. --- Heartland for Human Justice believes a nation's immigration policy is an expression of its humanity. The current situation with immigrants entering our country lacks common decency. Seperating children from their parents and failing to provide decent shelter, food and  medical care is inhumane. Heartland for Human Justice calls for the following: Stop separating families--separating children from their parents causes undue trauma. Reunite the families that have been separated. Treat immigrants as humans with dignity and care.  Safe living conditions for those in our custody Allow people to seek liberty in our country. Founding Coalition Members: Central Reform Congregation, Congregation Shaare Emeth, JCRC of St. Louis, NCJW-St. Louis, St. Louis Japanese American Citizen League, United Hebrew Congregation, Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice (as of 7/9/19) FAQs What type of ticket do I select? If you can not attend the event but you would like to donate to support our effort, you select the ticket called Not Attending (Donation). If you would like to attend the event, but are making your own travel and housing arrangements, then you select the ticket called Attending (making own traveling and housing arrangements). If you would like to ride the bus, select that option. When do I have to RSVP by if I want to ride  the bus? No later than Friday, July 26.  What hotel are we staying at? If you reserved a hotel spot, we will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lawton-Ft. Sill, OK. Breakfast is included! Where do I park if I am riding on the bus? If you are riding on the bus then you will meet at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in St. Louis. The address of the JCC is 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63146. Once you turn into the JCC you will park on the north side of the parking lot.  Look for the bus and for signage. What time is the bus departing and returning?  Please arrive at the JCC by 7:00 a.m.  The bus will be departing at 7:30 a.m. on July 31.  The bus will return between 9 and 11 p.m. on August 1. What are my other travel options if I do not take the bus? If you would like to attend this event, but not ride the bus, you can get to Lawton, Oklahoma by plane or personal vehicles.  Southwes Air has direct flights to Oklahoma City and American Airlines offers a one-stop option. Driving from Oklahoma city to Lawton takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Driving from St. Louis will take approximately 8.5-9.5 hours.  What are my housing options if I do not ride the bus or the room block is full? After July 17, you can book directly at any of the following nearby hotels. Hilton Garden Inn, Lawton, OK Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lawton, OK Hampton Inn & Suites Lawton, OK Sleep Inn & Suites Lawton, OK Homewood Suites Lawton, OK Please be aware that there will be a military basic training graduation occuring on August 2 at the local army base and hotel rooms outside our block may fill quickly.  What's the refund policy? You cannot be refunded for your ticket once it is already purchased. Can I update my registration information? Yes, you can update your registration information. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes, your registration fee and ticket are transferrable as long as you provide the information to Cheryl Adelstein @ cadelstein@jcrcstl.org. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? It is ok, as long as you provide the information to Cheryl Adelstein @ cadelstein@jcrcstl.org. Who do I contact with further questions? For more information on group travel contact Cheryl Adelstein at cadelstein@jcrcstl.org.  For more information or to join the Heartland for Human Justice coalition, contact 314-993-5181.

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