My friend Ellen in Austin just sent out this e-mail:
downtown austin now has about 8,000 new members (welcome :)
The refugees are here the refugees are here!!!!
welcome to a new america
And then I got this from her:
they are at toni burger (sp?), palmer, and right downtown at the convention center.
they are mostly black folk, walking around with a few small bags of stuff, and have bright pink wrist-bands. for now they seem to be relaxed, but displaced...i can not imagine what they have been through, our government really fucking deserted them, i can not believe it.
there are a lot of volunteers and folks giving so much to them.....i really hope we rise above this