In recognition of International Migrants Day on December 18, 2012, the BLACK IMMIGRATION NETWORK, a national network of African American and black immigrant organizations announce its collaboration to uplift black voices in the immigrant rights debate.
The monthly newsletter of Families for Freedom features articles about Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Immigrant Workers Victories, Expose & Close Reports, Campaign for Prison Phone Justice an introduction to new organizer Esther Portillo-Gonzales and 10 anniversary Fundraiser photos
Thursday, December 13, 2012: Families for Freedom, local prison abolitionists, and Enlace, the national coordinator of the Private Prison Divestment Campaign, will protest outside Scopia Fund Management LLC from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at 152 West 57th St. in Manhattan to demand the company stop investing in private prisons. The intent is to educate the general public and shame Scopia. There will be a marching band, street art, and other surprises.The demonstration is part of a national Day of Action of the Private Prison Divestment Campaign.
Listen to this Month's War on Immigrants Report, a segment of Global Movement, Urban Struggles on Pacifica Radio NYC WBAI 99.5 FM www.wbai.org HOSTED THIS MONTH&n
A decade ago, three families came together to confront the largely invisible crisis of deportation. Together they broke the silence and overcame the isolation that many families face when one of their members is facing deportation. Creating an informal network focused on providing mutual support and education, the Shahani Family, Subhash Kateel, and Maria Muentes formed Families for Freedom (FFF). From these three founding families' vision grew the powerful organization we know today fighting on the frontlines of this nation's immigration debate. This is a slideshow of all the people involved over the past decade with Families for Freedom's work.