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#EndDetention Week of Action & New Voices from Detention

July 7, 2015

NEW Voices from Detention

To kickoff the week of action to end immigrant detention, Detention Watch Network is releasing a new video in our Voices from Detention series.
Voices from Detention brings forward the voices of those most impacted by the unjust immigration detention system via audio phone recordings from people locked up inside detention centers.

Meet Lissett and Alexis – Listen to their story

Lissett Pineda and her 11-year-old son, Alexis, fled Honduras after learning about the death of one of Alexis’ close friends, emblematic of the escalating violence throughout the region. Lissett feared for her son’s life and was willing to do anything to protect him. She came to the United States seeking asylum and instead was met with bars at the Karnes Family Detention Center in Karnes City, Texas. It was there that Lissett and Alexis spent nine months locked up.

Lissett has been on the forefront of fighting for the liberation of all families in detention. She was a brave participant in the Karnes hunger strike and was placed in solitary confinement as a form of retaliation. Fortunately, since recording this Voices from Detention, Lissett and her son have been released. Thousands of mothers and children still remain in family detention centers just like Lissett and Alexis, as well as, the larger population of immigrant men who are unjustly and inhumanely detained every day in a system of over 200 detention centers across the country.

Support Lissett and Alexis by sharing their story on social media and by joining the growing demand to end immigrant detention!

national week of action

Join an Action Near You & Tweet to #EndDetention

July 7 – Austin, TX –  7:00 pm – “Chant Down the Walls” Protest & Concert

Hosted by Grassroots Leadership, community members, social justice organizations, and faith organizations will have a protest/concert to show solidarity with people inside of the Travis County Jail.

For more information

July 8 – Chicago, IL – 11:30 am – Rally at ICE to End All Detention

Formerly detained members of Organized Communities Against Deportation (OCAD) will rally at 101 W. Congress in Chicago, IL.

For more information

July 9 – Adelanto, CA –  6:30 pm – Adelanto Detention Center Vigil

Join Justice for Immigrants Coalition at the Adelanto Detention Center to stand against the inhumane treatment in the facility and continue opposition to the 600 bed expansion that was implemented on July 1st.

For more information

July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Evening Bus Departs for New Orleans Protests

Members of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) will drive through the night to rally with the Congreso de Jornaleros at the DAPA hearing in New Orleans.

For more information

July 10 – New Orleans, LA – 8:30 am Rally & March from DAPA Hearing to ICE

Congreso de Jornaleros will rally at the hearing to lift the injunction on the relief program and march to the local ICE office to protest continued raids.

For more information

July 11 – Washington, DC – 10:00 am – Caravan to Shut Down Berks Concert

DC residents will meet at 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20010 to drive to the Berks detention center to join a rally and concert there.

For more information

July 11 – Leesport, PA – 2:00 pm – Shut Down Berks Concert

Juntos and supporters will rally at the family detention center located at 1040 Berks Rd, Leesport, PA for a concert and rally featuring the hip-hop artist Olmeca and others calling for the closing of the center.

For more information

July 11 – Tacoma, WA – 12:00 pm – Defend Your Rights Workshop 

Information and stories of those who fought the detention system and won, and those that continue fighting outside of the NW Detention Center.

For more information

* Hosting an Action or Vigil? Add your event online at: bit.ly/WeekOfAction *

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