45000 Immigration Quilt Display and Event


Last Stop in SW Florida


Contact: Kathleen Ford 267-318-0051 UUCFM Social Justice, 

Contact:  Lane Cook (239) 222-9406 UUCFM Board President


    ktromford@gmail.com UUCFMPresident@UUCFM.org  


        Fort Myers, Florida, April 23, 2021

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Myers, the SWFL RESET Center, The Pachamama Alliance of SWF,  and the Music & Arts Community Center are proud to welcome the public to view this eye popping, heart opening quilted representation of the approximately 45,000 immigrants being held by ICE in detention every single day.

The quilt was the brainchild of Glen Ring, a member of the Human Rights Coalition in Concord, New Hampshire. It gets people thinking and communicating “about humanity and people treating people humanely,” says Ring.


The display can be viewed outdoors in the beautiful UUCFM courtyard, socially distanced, masks required beginning Friday evening April 23 from 4 PM to 7 PM.


On Saturday, April 24 at 1:00 PM, we will be hosting live music and speakers: 

Maria Cardenas, Co-Founder of Immokalee Grassroots Movement for Immigration Rights that provides information to help immigrants Know Their Rights.

Erica Luque, Esquire, managing partner of her immigration law firm and member of Leading Latina, Inc., a non-profit working to empower the next generation of Latinos. 

Lupe Gonzalo will join in as an integral member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). 


The quilt will continue to be on display on Sunday, April 25, 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.


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