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No Detentions, No Deportations!
June 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
* Maru Mora Villalpando
* ShaCorrie Wimbley Tunkara
* Damián Reyes
Trump’s most recent policy changes represent an escalation of what has already been a brutal war on immigrants in the U.S. for many years. Join us for a panel discussion about struggles in the Puget Sound region to defend immigrants and how you can get involved.
About the Speakers:
Maru Mora Villalpando is a community organizer with NWDC Resistance, grassroots volunteer group working to end all detentions and deportations in Washington state, and to shut down the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma WA. Maru is also a co-founder of MiJente, national political home for Latinx communities across the U.S. She is a single mother who has been recently targeted by ICE and put on deportation proceedings due to her work bringing to light the inhumane conditions at NWDC in collaboration with people detained there. Activists will also be coming out to support Maru at her deportation case hearing on the afternoon of June 26. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/242338639681878/.
ShaCorrie Wimbley Tunkara is a mother of two whose husband, Saja, is facing the threat of deportation. She is fighting for her family to stay together and trying to secure proper medical care for her husband, who is battling cancer while being detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Please also consider supporting ShaCorrie’s family on their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/immigrationsave4lives.
Damián Reyes is an activist and organizer with the International Socialist Organization. He has organized for years around labor solidarity and other social justice causes.