Nevada City music and picnic bash benefits immigrants in need |

Nevada City music and picnic bash benefits immigrants in need

Submitted to The Union

The Peace & Justice Center of Nevada County will host its annual fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. A $10 donation benefits various organizations that are currently assisting poor and desperate families in shelters on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. These organizations include Al Otro Lado, Freedom for Immigrants, Faithful Friends (Yuba County Immigrant Visitation Program), Abuelas Resonden, Nor-Cal Resist (Sacramento) and Border Angels.

The event will include live music with Lou Mannick on the “Singing Saw,” the New Peace Choir, and dancing to Shaky Ground with “Lo & the Rainettes” at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their picnic dinners and beverages, low lawn chairs and blankets. Desserts will be available for purchase.

At a time when hundreds of thousands of refugees around the globe face homelessness, Peace & Justice Center are currently focusing on helping refugees coming out of the war-torn countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and arriving at U.S. southern borders.

The Peace & Justice Center is a IRC 501c3 organization, making donations tax deductible. However, no one will be turned away.

Those unable to attend can donate on Paypal at In addition, those interested in going to the border in early October with a Nevada County contingent, can email to for more information.

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