Webinar: Defying Illegality: Organizing in and around Migrant Detention

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Amidst ongoing debates about policing and mass incarceration, migrant detention centers have been focal points for mobilizations against the U.S. carceral regime. Through coordinated protest, testimonial acts, and hunger strikes, incarcerated migrants have drawn attention to systemic abuses in prisons, while defending their rights to belonging, family unification, and transnational mobility. Their actions revealed the ways that ICE used the COVID-19 pandemic to further repress prisoners. From Bristol County MA, Etowah County, Alabama, and elsewhere, migrant organizers are leading campaigns to end immigrant detention and articulating an intersectional analysis of how the global punishment industries operate in the Americas.