What

Join us! Stand Up against Immigrant Detention!

Fri Jul 12th - 7pm Vigil | NWDC
Fri Jul 12th - 7pm Vigil | Lights for Liberty Location Nearest You *
Sat Jul 13th - 12:30 pm Community Engagement | Lights on Detention NWDC Northwest Detention Center

* find your location at www.lightsforliberty.org

Across this country, we have witnessed acts against people fleeing persecution many of us thought we would never see in modern times.

At Trump’s concentration camps, teen mothers and babies are held outdoors in “dog pounds.” We have witnessed the sick and elderly confined to “icebox” rooms for weeks at a time. Unbelievably, children as young as 4 months are taken from their parents, medicine is confiscated, and medical care withheld, and LGBTQ and disabled individuals are held in solitary confinement.

At the NWDC in Tacoma, detainees are served rotten, inedible food, and are held in terrible conditions for want of bonds to release them to their families and communities where they can get legal support.

Perhaps most terrifying, refugees are beginning to be moved onto military grounds, where there will be a lack of oversight from the media, lawyers, and human rights monitors.

“Now is the time for every person to stand up and say, ‘We will not accept this!’

We asked NW immigrant and detainee support groups how we can most help those living this nightmare every day, and the following series of events on July 12th and July 13th is based on their input:

Friday Night | LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY AT YOUR LOCATION: Lights For Liberty will be holding Friday night vigils around the country from 7- 9 pm to show that we stand in solidarity with immigrants who are under attack by the Trump administration.

Sat | Lights on Detention. At the specific request of those directly impacted, Saturday (July 13) will be a NOISIER Community day of SUPPORT at the NW Detention Center in Tacoma. We need lots of powerful voices so incarcerated immigrants and their visiting families can hear our support. We also will learn meaningful ways we can help in the sustained fight against immigrant detention, such as:

- Contribute to the Fair Bond Fund https://fairfightbondfund.org
- Sign up to volunteer at the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network https://medium.com/@waisn/building-our-defense-line-under-the-threat-of-immigration-raids-a9f721583267

**** If you would like to participate or offer assistance, please email me at: Siobhan.Creates@gmail.com ****

When

This opportunity started on July 12, 2019, 10 p.m. and ended on July 13, 2019, 12:30 a.m. EDT and happens once. All events occur at an action's local time based on the latest information provided to us. The time listed here has been automatically converted to your device's timezone if yours is different.

Where

Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma, Washington, 98421, United States


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