|This past weekend, we received a video from the men in Dorm C inside Mesa Verde. They wanted to let the world know that they stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Though they cannot be out on the streets with us, they are protesting the violence against Black Lives through a hunger strike led by Black immigrants. This is the 1st Black Lives Matter protest in ICE detention.|
Dorm C’s hunger strike is in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and against the system that kills, incarcerates, and detains Black lives.
They highlight the criminal justice system’s clear disregard of human life. They demand change in our police, prisons, immigration and criminal justice systems that are not designed to foster nor protect life.
The criminal justice system is based on racism, resulting in the disproportionate murder, incarceration and detention of the Black community. True immigration reform is interlocked with the Black Lives Matter Movement. We support Dorm C’s vision of a world without racism, bars, and borders.
Help Project Their Voices by:
1: Share this video: On Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramVideo Link: https://bit.ly/UnitedInLiberation
2: Tag Governor Newsom and Attorney General Becerra in post:Governor Gavin Newsom: @GavinNewsomAttorney General Xavier Becerra: @AGBecerra
3: Create or use Sample messages advocating for Black Lives and liberation:Black immigrants lead 1st protest for #BlackLivesMatter inside detention. Listen to their message against a system that kills, incarcerates, and detains Black lives. @GavinNewsom end ICE transfers, increase clemencies, & stop ICE expansion. #FreeThemAll https://youtu.be/QlQnjqDPkMw
Stand with Black immigrants protesting inside detention.End rampant policing & incarceration that impacts Black communities @GavinNewsom and @AGBecerra investigate deadly #COVID19 conditions in prisons, jails and detention.#FreeThemAll. #BlackLivesMatter https://youtu.be/QlQnjqDPkMw
True immigration reform is interlocked with Black Lives Matter. We support Black Immigrants & their message for a world without racism, bars, and borders. @GavinNewsom act now to save lives. #BlackLivesMatter #FreeThemAll https://youtu.be/QlQnjqDPkMw
For 2 weeks advocates have been waiting on @GovNewsom to stop being complicit with private prison co’s and ICE despite signing AB32. Black Immigrants share this message from inside detention calling on @GavinNewsom to save lives. #BlackLivesMatter #FreeThemAll https://youtu.be/QlQnjqDPkMw
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|Art by: Jada Wong. Information on how to access free print of graphic at bottom of email.|
|LEARN: On May 29th we held a faith-rooted organizing webinar on “Ending Life Without Parole”. Learn what Life Without Parole means and the ways you can participate in bringing this inhumane sentencing to an end. |
PARTICIPATE: Our organizers will be sharing and creating ways we can respond locally as an interfaith community to the evolving situation. To learn about ways you can get involved, contact our local organizers:
Bay Area: Gala King | Gking@im4humanintegrity.org
Los Angeles: Reverend Dr. Larry Foy | Lfoy@im4humanintegrity.org
Inland Empire: Hilda Cruz | Hcruz@im4humanintegrity.org
INVEST IN BLACK ORGANIZERS: Black-led organizations and organizers need our financial support. Below are a few ways you can invest in protecting the dignity of Black lives and support the long-term movement.National Bail Fund: Protest leaders across the country are being targeted for arrest by police. Help bond out local protesters in your community, by using this searchable bond relief website.Donate to Black Lives Matter: Sustain the Black Lives Matter Movement to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.Justice Not Jails: Donate to IM4HI’s Justice Not Jails program. Justice Not Jails meets monthly as faith and community leaders to organize for criminal justice reform, law enforcement accountability and changing the landscape of incarceration in Los Angeles.
How to Receive a Free “Justice for George” PrintFor a donation of $10 or more to any of these or other groups, you can receive a Free Print of Justice for George donated by the artist Jada Wong. Send a receipt of your donation of $10 or more to Jada and she will send you a complimentary print. Contact Jada through email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram @jadawongg, or on FB @Jada Wong.