Families for Freedom January 2016 Wrap Up!

Families for Freedom January 2016 Wrap Up!

January wrap-up!


Hello Families,


2016 has just begun and there’s already been so much going on! First up, please check out and share our amazing new website that we launched with ICE-FREE NYC: http://www.stopNYCraids.org




Find out about what ICE has been doing in NYC, read stories of families who have been affected, and learn how to respond if ICE comes to your home--know your rights and share the knowledge! http://www.stopNYCraids.org


Families for Freedom has been working nonstop to get ICE out of NYC and to support families. We had a few membership meetings:



We were out on the streets with ICE-FREE NYC



1/8/16: Rally and Press Conference: Announcing ICE-Free Zones/ Mitin y Rueda de Prensa para Anunciar Zonas Libres de Redadas en Nueva York https://www.facebook.com/events/722936594508781/


...and reclaiming MLK Day, challenging white supremacy by standing up against the brutal, racist policies of NYPD, ICE, and the Department of Corrections.

ICE FREE NYC/ Reclaim MLK NYC Rally & March Black & Brown Unity https://www.facebook.com/events/905043492898089/


We held Know Your Rights workshops all across the city--3 in the Bronx, 1 in Manhattan, 1 in Flushing, Queens, 1 in Long Island, and 2 in Brooklyn. Here’s a room full of people getting informed and empowered in Sunset Park:


Click here for links to Know Your Rights, and find out about upcoming trainings:  http://www.stopnycraids.org/#!know-your-rights/cmrb


We came out to support the workers at Bröd Kitchen (find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNVmkbk5kqg&feature=youtu)


And we were featured in all sorts of articles, talking about our work and why it’s so important:

1/8/16 Protesta contra las redadas de Inmigración termina en arresto (El Diario) http://www.eldiariony.com/2016/01/08/protestan-en-manhattan-contra-las-redadas-de-inmigracion/