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To the streets

100 women march for seven days to raise compassion for undocumented immigrants

By WITW Staff on September 22, 2015

“We know the pope’s voice is very powerful. People don’t know how we suffer, but they listen to him,” Silvia Gonzalez, 47, told the Washington Post. She is one of 100 women, mostly Hispanic and many undocumented, marching from York, Pennsylvania, to Washington D.C. during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States this week. The women, wearing shirts that read “dignity for migrants” and singing songs in Spanish, hope to raise awareness to the struggle of illegal immigrants. The “One Hundred Miles, One Hundred Women” march is expected to land in Washington’s McPherson Square on Tuesday evening, after being joined by an additional 50 women on Monday night’s overnight stay in Baltimore.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.