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|Fight ICE and Support Immigrant Rights: A Community Conversation (Fresno)|
|Date||Thursday October 23|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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CAFE FRESNO INFOSHOP
935 F ST (TULARE & F)
FRESNO, CA 93706
FIGHT ICE AND SUPPORT IMMIGRANT RIGHTS:Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 14th, 2008 10:14 PM
A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and some local police are waging a war against immigrant communities. They raid worksites and schools, set-up traffic checkpoints and demand documentation of citizenship, invade grocery stores and pick up anyone who looks like they could be an immigrant, lock up and neglect individuals and families, including children—sometimes even citizens—in unhealthy, cramped, privately-run detention centers (like Guantanamo Bay) where they are denied due process and representation, and deported—if they survive the detention process.
In short, the government is tearing apart families and destroying communities, pushing a totalitarian agenda and wasting tax money in the process. And when we don’t stand up for the rights of other groups, it makes it easier for the government to attack all of us.
Join community members who oppose ICE’s attacks on our communities for a discussion about immigrant rights and solidarity, ICE, raids, deportation. We’ll discuss these problems and dialogue about taking action against ICE and standing in solidarity with immigrant communities.
Everyone from the community (not police or government agents) is welcome. Folks who are unfamiliar with or new to these issues are encouraged to find out more. Organizers and others who feel comfortable doing so are invited to share experiences, dialogue, network, and strategize to build an effective movement determined to dismantle ICE, shut down its detention centers, and support all our communities.