Monday, October 22, 2007

RAYMONDVILLE and HUTTO: Walk Against Immigrant Detention Prison Camps -- OCT 26-30

Hola y'all...

If you can, please join us for the Texas Super Weekend.

Grass roots from the Valley, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, from other parts of the State, including the nucleus of Williamson county residents wee be taking part in these two walks.

Raymondville Walk II and Hutto Walk III. October 26-27 and October 28-30 respectively. And...feel free to share this invitation with others.

It will take "we the people" to cause a chain reaction of moral and humane change in our state and country. There is no moral leadership at the "top". And the moral bankruptcy is manifest all the way down the political heap to the local county commissions. Moral leadership must come from the grassroots and work its way up. It will take our individual and collective passion and reasoning to infuse courage into the elected officials to do the right thing.

Thanks to MapQuest...below are detailed and precise directions for Raymondville Walk II and Hutto Walk III.

If you plan on walking any significant distance, please seriously consider wearing a good broad brimmed hat, comfortable walking or athletic shoes, and plenty of fluids. We will have a support vehicle that can carry the beverages and hopefully another vehicle that can shuttle folks when necessary.

If any organizations would like to sign on in solidarity with our quest to free innocent and desperate people who have never been charged with a crime. Please reply or otherwise contact us.

In solidarity


Freedom Ambassadors

Connecting the Dots...Making a Difference
(830)734-8636 (cell)


Raymondville Walk II

In our quest to free the refugees of some 50 countries from the ICE-MTC run "for-profit" internment-concentration camp in Raymondville, Willacy County, Texas.

Directions and Map Link:,26.400850,-97.784430%3B5243858955683637178,26.469730,-97.768450&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=2021+W+Harrison+Ave,+Harlingen,+TX+78552&daddr=Expressway+77+N%2FUS-77+%4026.400850,+-97.784430+to:Buffalo+County+Rd+%4026.469730,+-97.768450&sll=26.466155,-97.765017&sspn=0.033116,0.056219&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=10&om=1
October 26

9:00am (Friday)
Press Conference at Harlingen Travel Center at 9:00am
9:30am Start Raymondville Walk II
Start address: 2021 W Harrison Ave Harlingen, TX 78552

1. Head west on W Harrison Ave toward US-77 N - 138 ft
2. Turn right at US-77 N - 0.1 mi
3. Take the ramp on the left onto US-77 N - 15.6 mi
Arrive at: Expressway 77 N/US-77 at FM-498

October 27 10:00am (Saturday)
1. Start at Expressway 77 N/US-77 from FM-498 - 4.8 mi
2. Turn left at FM-3168 - 0.5 mi
3. Arrive at: Raymondville Internment-Concentration Camp for Noon Vigil.

Hutto Walk III

In our quest to free the children of the world who are imprisoned in the ICE-CCA run T. Don Hutto "for-profit" prison for children in Taylor, Williamson County, Texas.

Directions and Map Link:,30.646280,-97.440160%3B12788802241950072053,30.638720,-97.642960&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=1010+Welch,+Taylor,+TX+76574&daddr=TX-29+%4030.646280,+-97.440160+to:30.638632,-97.64303+to:301+S.E.+Inner+Loop+Georgetown+78626&mra=dme&mrcr=1,2&mrsp=2&sz=16&sll=30.63902,-97.637472&sspn=0.007957,0.014098&ie=UTF8&ll=30.640644,-97.634811&spn=0.007957,0.014098&t=h&z=16&om=1

October 28 Noon (Sunday)
Press Conference at Hutto Prison Camp at Noon
1:00pm Start Hutto Walk III
Start address: 1001 Welch Taylor, TX 76574

1. Head east on Welch toward Howard St
2. Turn left at W Oak St
3. Head east on W Oak St toward TX-95
4. Turn left at TX-95
5. Arrive at: TX-29

October 29 9:00am (Monday)
1. Head west on TX-29 toward CR-337 - 12.9 mi
2. Arrive at: Georgetown Inner Loop and TX-29

October 30 8:00am (Tuesday)
1. Head south on Georgetown Inner Loop toward Stonehedge Blvd - 2.0 mi
2.Arrive at: 301SE Inner Loop Georgetown, TX 78626
Williamson County Annex and Williamson County Commissioners Court...9:30 meeting.

Participating organizations:

Coalition in Defense of the Community (Houston)

Pax Christi (Brownsville)
Grass Roots Leadership (Texas)
LULAC (National-Regional-Local)
Cesar Chavez March for Justice (National)
Dallas Peace Center (Dallas)
MADRES (Texas)
Freedom Ambassadors (National-state-local)
Veterans for Peace (Rio Grande Valley)
ARISE (Rio Grande Valley)
CASA (Rio Grande Valley)
CAIR (Dallas)
CAFHTA (Dallas)
Williamson County T. Don Hutto Opposition Group
East Williamson County Democratic Party Club
Communications of America, National Rep. Currie Hallford
Ralph Isenberg

Courtesy of: Jay / No Border Wall group and Jose Nadien / Valley World Peace Alliance