April 27, Pomona College: Across Bars and Borders – Understanding Detention in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity x Claremont Colleges presents ACROSS BARS AND BORDERS: UNDERSTANDING DETENTION IN THE ERA OF MASS INCARCERATION

We invite you to learn about the histories of immigrant detention in the US, the current violence occurring at the Adelanto Detention Center, and opportunities to engage in our work and the #ShutdownAdelanto campaign.

Co-Sponsored by:
Scripps IFC
Pitzer Justice Education Project
Claremont for Refugees
5C Prison Abolition

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About Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity:
IM4HI is a faith rooted organization dedicated to advancing racial equity and human rights in the areas of immigrant justice and ending mass incarceration. Learn more here:

Although this conference is faith based, we acknowledge that spirituality takes place in many forms and sincerely invite all to attend this conference!

*We understand that the time commitment might be a little daunting, but sincerely welcome folx to drop by when they can, stay for a bit, and learn with us!
*Registration required for food so we know how much to order  Day-of-registration is also welcomed!
10:00-10:30 Registration and Welcome

10:30-11:20 Keynote Speakers
Come hear Nana Gyamfi (Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Professor of Pan African Studies at CSULA) and Dr. Suyapa Portillo (Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies at Pitzer College) talk about immigration trends and treatment under our current administration. Bios to come!

11:30-12:20 Impacted Communities Roundtable
Learn about how immigrant detention not only affects the lives of families, but also how it trickles down into our local community. This panel hopes to center the voices of formerly detained folx/family members detained folx by giving them the platform to speak about their experiences.

12:20-12:30 Break

12:30-1:00 Community Building Discussion
Learn about the work that the Claremont College student community is doing to support our immigrant community (featuring 5C Prison Abolition Collective and Claremont for Refugee Rights)

1:00-1:50 Break Out Trainings
Learn about the ways that you can personally get involved at Adelanto Detention Center lead by folx who have been engaging in this work. Workshops topics include alternatives to policing and accompaniment of folx on the inside.

2:00 Lunch
Enjoy some yummy paletas, tamales, and elotes made by folx of our beloved undocumented community while also continuing the conversation about getting involved personally through engaging with various organizations across Claremont and the Inland Empire!