Local Actions to Support Separated Immigrant Families 7/18-7/23

While things at the southern border need our attention and support, there are lots of  local opportunities to support immigrants being affected by family separation.  Here’s a rundown of upcoming actions collected by Riveter Maia.

 

Wed July 18

Goodnight Neighbors. We Are Here For You!

Every night 9:00pm-9:30pm until July 18.

Outside the Northwest Detention Center 1623 E. J St. Tacoma, WA 98421

We are sending our immigrant neighbors locked inside Tacoma’s very own Northwest Immigration Detention Center a message that we do not approve of this! Let these detainees separated from their families know we love them!! Honk your horns, bang your drums, set off your car alarms. We are making noise every night to tell our neighbors that we are here and we care! This is a family friendly rally of love and support!!

Sponsored by OccupyNWDC

 

 

Friday July 20

 

Block Party Weekend Benefit

6:00pm

The Alley 818 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA

Join us during block party weekend for a Day Party Benefit for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in the Alleyway by Capitol Cider! Help raise money to defend and advance the rights of immigrants in Washington and throughout the United States and raise awareness about the many obstacles the United States racist immigration system places in the paths of those seeking safety, security, and opportunity.

Sponsored by Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

 

 

Saturday July 21

 

Block Party Weekend Benefit for NWIRP

3:00pm  

The Alley 818 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA

 

Join us during block party weekend for a Day Party Benefit for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in the Alleyway by Capitol Cider! Help raise money to defend and advance the rights of immigrants in Washington and throughout the United States and raise awareness about the many obstacles the United States racist immigration system places in the paths of those seeking safety, security, and opportunity.

Sponsored by Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

 

Sunday July 22

Queen Anne Take Action Event

2:00-4:00pm

Queen Anne Community Center 1901 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98119

 

Come join this very family-friendly, FREE, “take action” event. Our sincere hope is to bring an enormous crowd of friends, family, colleagues and neighbors together to create something tremendously positive.
** Meet representatives working on the border situation
** Learn concrete ways you can take action 
** Write letters
** Kids “take action” station (with bouncy house and popcorn)
** Raise money for legal aid and support for separated families
** 100% proceeds donated to ACLU, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and El Comite

Speakers:
** ACLU: Robert Free, Immigration Attorney Emeritus
** WA State Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self
** El Comite: Juan Jose Bocanegra, MSW, Coordinator

 


Monday July 23

11:30am – 1:30pm

Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA (map)

 

Dignity Vigils

This summer we are meeting at the WTA Bus Station on Railroad Ave. and Magnolia. The new location is a meeting point for those who are looking to express their outrage: about the child separation issue, about injustice against farm workers, and about an absence of necessary protections for undocumented and immigrant folks. We are not giving up on a true Sanctuary City Ordinance with civilian oversight and accountability built into it! 

We are showing up. Again and Again. Every Monday. And, City Hall? We’ll be back!

This event is held in an outdoor venue which is wheelchair accessible. Please message the page if other accommodations are needed so we can work to assist with those. Or you can contact us with any queries at: C2C-Vigil-Dialogue@Qwestoffice.net.

 

 

 

Sunday August 5th

March Por La Dignitad

 

4:30am

Lynden, WA- with shuttles available.
Join farm worker leaders from Community to Community (C2C) in an historic march in rural Whatcom County. The march starts in Lynden at sunrise – 4:30am, typical starting time in the fields for farmworkers. 
We will be joined by the National Farm Worker Ministry and local Faith Community leaders as well as worker leaders from the National Food Chain Workers Alliance, WA State Labor Council and leaders from the environmental movement.
We invite our friends, supporters and allies to accompany us. 
This will be a day long reflection on a day in the life of a farm worker; from the time they start work until their day ends. Walk with us on country roads that border Canada and acres of raspberry and blueberry fields where the fresh berries that are stocked on your grocery shelves are harvested. See the heart of the local agricultural economy and reflect on climate change, our local food system, community building and labor issues in Whatcom County from a farm worker perspective.
We will end at Camp Zapata with a vigil, food and celebration, speakers, and music. 
The entire march is 12 miles, the average number of hours a farm worker is in the fields during peak season – there will be 2 additional starting points for those that cannot start with us at To Volunteer, donate funds or sign up for a potluck dish e-mail us at c2clogistics@foodjustice.org

Sponsored by Community to Community (C2C)