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Race, Border Walls and the Politics of not Selling Out

Politicians promoting “Immigration Reform” are trying to sell us the idea that limited rights for the “good immigrants” can be won in exchange for increased repression of all others. Join us for a forum about grassroots struggles to confront criminalization and resist borders without buying into the politics of “worthy” vs “unworthy” people, “good immigrants” vs “criminals” and so on.

The forum will be held Saturday, September 7 at  Northeastern Illinois University – Student Union Building, 10:30A.M. – 5:00P.M. It is free and open to the public. Lunch and childcare are provided.

The forum will bring together local and national struggles around prisons, policing, racial justice and migrant justice. The forum will also highlight indigenous perspectives and struggles around border militarization, migration and trade featuring a delegation from the Tohono O’odham Nation, whose lands are cut across by the US-Mexico border.

Program is as follows:  

Session1: Race, Criminalization and How Not to Throw Other Communities Under the Bus
Session 2: Indigenous perspectives on Border Militarization, Migration and Trade
Workshops include:
⁃ “What’s up with Immigration Reform – ¿Qué onda con eso de la Reforma Migratoria?” (Moratorium in Deportations Campaign);
⁃ “Hip Hop is Resistance”; a beat-making workshp for youth with Shining Soul from Phoenix
⁃ Confronting Anti-Blackness (TBA)
⁃ PIC and Immigrant Detention (TBA)

The forum is organized by the Moratorium on Deportations Campaign with Undocumented, Resilient and Organized.

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