30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps! Month of Momentum // SF

30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps! Month of Momentum // SF

Month of Momentum: 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps!

Aug 1 at 12 PM – Aug 14 at 1 PM
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
630 Sansome St, San Francisco, California.

Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited.

A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community.

 

 

Summary:
Every day in August from Noon to 1pm.

WHO:
Librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community.

Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs

 

 

BACKGROUND:

An ad hoc group of a half dozen Bay Area activists is organizing the Month of Momentum, 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps.

The month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization ranging from librarians to lawyers and A Day Without Immigrants to Kehilla Community Synagogue.

Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs

ICE is detaining more than 50,000 immigrants and asylum seekers in more than 200 immigrant prisons and jails in the US. Over 60% of the detainees are from Mexico, followed by El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala and are largely being held in privately-run immigrant prisons. Texas, California, Arizona, Georgia, and Louisiana are the top 5 states housing the largest number of people in immigration detention. (Source: FreedomForImmigrants.org) Detainees, many of whom are children, are being denied soap, showers, clean water, blankets, decent food, clean clothes, are not allowed to hug their siblings, and some are dying in federal custody. But the Trump Administration says the conditions are fine. Trump has threatened mass immigration raids across the country, and our neighbors are afraid to go shopping, attend church, or even take their kids to school. He is also trying to eliminate asylum and prevent asylum seekers from even reaching the border, which is illegal under international law.

 

 

Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs

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