Butterfly Procession at Hillcrest Congregational UCC
November 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm| Free
November 17th at 10:30 am
404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
in honor of The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful
International Child’s Day
Bring your butterflies!
Bay Area youth activists are creating 15,000 butterflies to stand in solidarity with the migrant children who have been and are currently in US detention centers.
What is the Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful Project?
The butterfly effect is the idea that a small change can lead to a much bigger change.
Watch our KTVU News piece here!
The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful project is an art and activism project led by youth in the Bay Area. We are leading a movement to create a visual representation that will raise awareness about the 15,000 immigrant children who have been and are currently in US detention and to inspire our community to take action to end child detention permanently.
We are working with our community to make butterflies out of recycled and upcycled materials. Butterflies will be displayed on strings hanging from old bike wheels, and displayed in public institutions including libraries, hospitals, schools, and city halls to raise awareness of children in detention.
We have exceeded our goal of making 15,000 butterflies!!!
We have decided that we will keep making butterflies until the children in detention are free.
Another idea for working for the reunification of families separated at the border is a letter campaign begun by Judy Feins at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette. Here’s a draft letter you can send to your elected leaders.