‘Make a Movement’ Sundays: 9/11 (The War on Immigrants), September 11, 10-5pm

‘Make a Movement’ Sundays: 9/11 (The War on Immigrants), September 11, 10-5pm
The attacks of September 11, 2001 and the emergence of The War on Terrorism have produced aggressive networks of punishment, mass warehousing, and criminalization that deploy an unjust system of detention and deportation. Recent reports and academic research indicate that the U.S. government’s trend has been to increase the privatization of the detention center system as a way to increase national security measures. With the help of scholars, activists and legal advocates, awareness about the conditions and treatment of detained immigrants help in pressuring government officials to adopt reformative detention guidelines. To address this current reality, ‘Make a Movement’ Sundays: 9/11 (The War on Immigrants)” IRATE/First Friends will train people to participate in a visitor program to visit immigrants detained at the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, NJ. After the training the participants will travel to Elizabeth to visit immigrants who have been converted into prisoners of the ”nation of immigrants.”

Please RSVP before Sept. 9 at 5pm to Please note that it is important to bring a valid ID or a passport and proof of residency (like a bill sent to your house).

Event Schedule:
9:30 – 10:00 am : Everyone arrives at Immigrant Movement International HQ. We will also be doing a pick up in Manhattan, let us know if you would rather meet there.
10:00 am: Leave to Elizabeth
11:00 am: Arrive at St. Mary – The Assumption Parish (321 South Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07203)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Visitor training session led by Sally Pillay
12:00 pm: Leave to the detention center
12:10 pm: Arrive at Elizabeth Detention Center (625 Evans Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201)
12:10 pm – 1:00 pm: Visit male immigrants
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Visit female immigrants
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Meet with group, start drawings
3:00pm - Transportation back to IM International HQ
4:00pm – Arrive back at IM International HQ.

‘Make a Movement’ Sundays is a community-oriented event series which takes place the first Sunday of every month.

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