Oct 29, 2019
8:00am - 9:30am
Bishop Prior issued this statement in September: “As people of faith, we are called to love our neighbors, without exception. Our demand that officials either remove Bishop Whipple’s name from the Federal Building or evict DHS and ICE, is ECMN’s rebuke of and unequivocal divestment from the ICE oppression that manifests inside the building and in our communities.”
We call on all people of faith to join Bishop Brian Prior, members across the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, including clergy, staff and members of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, as well our ecumenical campaign partners on Tuesday, Oct. 29th at 8am at the Whipple Federal Building in St. Paul for a prayer vigil, celebration of communion and a press conference where we will make these demands in public. This is our first step in taking action towards congregational organizing on immigration policy reform in the local community and in our state.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building is bound by the Twin Cities and highways 55, 5, 62 (Crosstown Expressway), and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
1 Federal Drive St. Paul, MN 55111-4080
Enter at the East entrance. We will meet at the South entrance adjacent to the Fort Snelling Metro Transit Light Rail station (find the sign labelling it as the ICE only entrance). There are public parking lots north and south of the building. It is suggested that people car pool or ride Metro Transit Light Rail to the Fort Snelling stop, or Uber/Lyft to the event. Another option is to park at the Mall of American and take the Light Rail.
Questions or want to be engaged in our congregational organizing on this issue? Contact Deacon Rena Turnham, at [email protected]
**Purple WWWD? campaign buttons are available in the Parlor and the Welcome Center, and please ask to join the What Would Whipple Do? Facebook group for campaign updates.**
Addtional WWWD? Campaign Resources: Campaign Flyer, TEC Immigration Resolutions, Episopcal News Service Article: Minnesota Episcopalians’ love for Bishop Whipple is lost on federal building that bears his name, MSP Magazine Article: A Day Inside Fort Snelling’s Deportation Court