Reel Time: St. John’s Social Justice and Action Film Series Presents:
The Central American Migrant Crisis
''Where Can We Live in Peace?''
ABBA House, founded by Pastor Ignacio Ramirez in Celaya, Mexico, helps some of the tens of thousands of migrants who are fleeing violence, crime, climate change and corruption in Central America and searching for a place where they can bring up their children in safety.
Many migrants travel on the top of rapidly moving trains, and sadly some fall from "La Bestia" and lose limbs. ABBA is the only shelter in Mexico that cares for those whose dreams of new lives are shattered through accidents. It helps them heal with dignity. The amputees here have even formed a band.
Now Pastor Ignacio has been donated a large piece of land on which to fulfill his vision of a Cultural and Human Rights Centre. It will offer amputees long term services – medical, music and art therapy, and educational workshops. It will be an example to the world of what is possible. The film brings the migrant’s difficult stories – so different from many narratives – and shows Pastor Ignacio's amazing work in this award winning documentary.
Wednesday September 20, 7.00 pm. Denson Lounge, St. John the Divine
A session on Refugees at the Mexico/US border led by Judy Jackson,
Award winning Victoria film maker.
Donations raised will go to support ABBA house.
If you plan to attend please advise Carol Ann Zenger at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 250-383-7169 Ext. 226", as seats are limited.