For the past 24 months, we have circumambulated the ICE Building in SW Portland from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. We walk to show support for all beings detained, all beings seeking asylum, all who are refugees, all who flee violence and seek to migrate and are met with violence, with walls, with cages. We walk because we wish all beings to be free. Come walk with us. Whether or not the walking meditation changes the balance of power, it changes those who walk: it gives us one hour every month in which we think deeply and quietly about migration, about longing, about separation from the places we were born, and about those who prohibit entry to others. There is power in walking together, in meditating together. Come be part of that power.
Those who prefer not to circle the building may sit peacefully at the trolley stop, and if they wish, they may ring bells at intervals of their choosing.
Children are welcome. We have a few signs people can carry if they are walking, and if they wish. You may also bring your own signs.
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