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Walking with Al for Immigrants in America

October 21, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Federal Building, 450 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Announcing a Walk and Rally through Hartford,

stopping at locations relevant to Immigration history in Hartford


Al Dornan is a 79-year old man with severe scoliosis and spinal stenosis who has been walking for immigrants every day, 2.2 miles each day, since January 25th, 2018.  On October 21st, the 270th consecutive day walking, we are sponsoring “Walking with Al for Immigrants in America”, an event intended to direct attention to the contributions of immigrants to the economic and cultural well-being of our nation. The walk will begin at the Ribicoff Federal Building, 450 Main Street, Hartford and will proceed to six locations with local immigration history before ending with a peaceful rally at the Federal Building; the six locations will be Charter Oak Cultural Center, City Hall, Old State House, St-Patrick-St Anthony Church, State Capitol and Center Church.  A guest and an immigrant will speak at each of the six locations. We are inviting local politicians and clergy to be among the speakers.  This will be an introspective, family-oriented event focused on the unity of diversity


As a sign of our national solidarity with immigrants, we have invited immigrant advocacy groups and individuals across the country to organize “Mirror Walks” on the same date in their local communities. To date we have 22 individuals or groups committed in cities across the US and some outside the US. We hope to deliver a powerful but positive message both to our politicians and our local communities.  It is time for leaders in both parties to rise above the fray and negotiate complete immigration reform that includes legal status and a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. 

Al Dornan’s story of daily walking has been covered by the following media outlets: 

In The Rain, In Pain, Wethersfield Man Walks For Dreamers - Hartford …Hartford Courant Article & Video 

Meet Alan Dornan, the 78-year-old who walks every day for …Boston Globe Article  

2:56FOX 61 - ICYMI: Since January, Alan Dornan of…Fox 61 News July 25 

Meet the 78-year-old man who walks over two miles daily in support of Dreamers and their families Daily Kos 

Al maintains a daily social media presence on Facebook (3k friends) and Twitter (9k followers) and his story has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Alan Roderick Dornan

310 Goff Road

Wethersfield, CT 06109

Cell: 860.729.2141 




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