Throughout history we have seen the power of pilgrimage to provoke justice and call for action. In August 2016, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), alongside faith leaders representing organizations and institutions from around the country, joined together to share El Camino del lnmigrante, a 150-mile walking solidarity pilgrimage from the Tijuana/San Diego border to downtown Los Angeles, highlighting the need to address our broken immigration system.
Dreamers who have benefitted from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, granting temporary protected status from deportation and allowing undocumented immigrants, brought to the United States as children to have legal work authorization, will come to an end. We must continue to work together to ensure that Congress takes up legislation that affords these young people the future they have worked for.
Camino de Sueños, or the Path of Dreams, was a pilgrimage of art, stories and action, bringing together the hopes and dreams of undocumented youth and carrying them together to Congress on December 5, 2016. We invited churches, schools, organizations and individuals to host a Camino de Sueños gathering in their community. Find resources we used here.
Artwork by ThriveCollective.org