Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services (DMRS) will be hosting a two nights of fundraising to support legal immigration services for migrants in and out of detention in the El Paso area
The event, “Amor al Migrante: Painting for a Loving Purpose,” will feature Guest Artist Patricia Reyes, founder of the Isaac Center of Arts and Wellness, will lead a “Creative Mindfulness” painting class using acrylic paints.
Organizers add that light snacks and beverages will be provided.
“The class starts with breathing exercises and having a relaxed state of mind. I have found that participants really get a lot of creative energy out of it, they also release a lot of negative energy” said Reyes.
Participants can also learn about the immigration legal services DMRS provides in our community.
In 2019, DMRS provided services to more than 28,000 people, and nearly 95% of those services were provided at no cost to the client.
“In this way, we are able to give people an opportunity to do something fun, to spend time with family, and then to do something creative and also mindful so that it can help them to relieve some stress, and then at the same time support the work that we do that’s so important here on the border,” said Anna Hey, DMRS Deputy Director.
According to DMRS officials, since 1986, they have provided “a comprehensive range of immigration legal services including representation in family-based immigration matters, Citizenship/Naturalization matters, matters related to benefits for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts, and services for adults and unaccompanied immigrant children detained in the local immigration detention centers and shelters.”
WHEN: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
WHERE: 2400 E. Yandell Drive
BUY TICKETS: $25 through Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Price increases to $40 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.