Blockade at the Northwest Detention Center Happening Now!
Happening right now in Tacoma, Washington, Northwest Detention Center Resistance Coalition members are locked down to prevent the morning’s deportation buses from leaving the privately run facilities.
Watch Live Now: http://notonemoredeportation.com/2015/09/21/Tacoma
Diverse coalition of activists risk arrest to stop immigrant deportations, call for immediate end to detentions. Community members lock down for what has become a global human rights issue
Today at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, more than 20 community members are locking down to prevent the morning’s deportation buses from leaving the privately run facilities.
The goal is not only to prevent the day’s immigrant deportations, but also to protest the criminalization and scapegoating of immigrants, highlight the moral injustice of privately-run for-profit detention centers and their collaboration with the local police departments creating a road to detention, and call for an end to all immigrant deportations and detentions.
Banners spread next to protesters read “Climate Justice means Ending Deportations” “Queers Demand and End to Detention” and “Not1More”, speaking to how immigration is an environmental issue and issue of gender justice.
"Climate change is resulting in worsening drought and super-storm conditions which displace millions across the globe. These climate refugees will number 200 million by 2050. World leaders and communities across the U.S. need to end these unjust deportations and commit to policies that stop climate change." says Jill Mangaliman, one of the protesters locked down today and executive director of Got Green.
Members of TWAC (Trans and/or Women Action Camp) carry signs protesting ICE’s controversial practice of placing transgender detainees in solitary confinement. While transgender women only make up 1 out of 500 detained immigrants in this country, they make up an alarming 1 out of every 5 confirmed sexual assaults in immigration detention.
Participants of today’s blockade, which include Rising Tide Seattle, the Raging Grannies, and other groups fighting for climate justice, economic justice, reproductive justice, worker rights, and more, vow to keep returning to the detention center for future actions as long as unjust detentions and deportations continue.
No meeting on Wednesday, Sept 9th….rescheduled for:
September CARW Meeting
Thursday, September 24th 6pm – 8:30pm
Potluck at 6pm, meeting to start shortly after
@ Jackson Place Co-housing (800 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle, WA 98144)
EVERYONE who is interested in organizing with CARW is welcome to join.
This meeting will be an opportunity to come together, discuss current events and take action for racial justice. We look forward to working with long-term CARW organizers and meeting folks who are new to the group.
Please contact Becca with any questions: rbccameredith // (206) 802-8813
See you in a few weeks!
- Fragrances may be present, although we will request all participants refrain from scented products.
- Interpretation and childcare will be provided to the best of our abilities upon request.
- For additional accessibility needs please contact Becca (rbccameredith // (206) 802-8813)
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites’
July 25th Public Workshop:
White Folks Showing Up for Racial Justice
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
09:30am to 1:30pm
Suggested Donation $5 – $20
*Light lunch will be provided*
Southside Commons (3518 S Edmunds St, Washington 98118)
*This workshop is for white people interested in getting involved in CARW and/or supporting racial justice organizing in Seattle*
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW) is holding a public workshop on Saturday, July 25, 2015. This workshop is a training opportunity for:
- White folks who are new to racial justice organizing in Seattle and are interested in CARW’s work
- White folks who want to strengthen their relationships and skills for working for racial justice in white communities
In the wake of the Charleston Massacre, black churches being torched with little to no media attention, and the patterned and regular killing of unarmed black people by police, security guards, and vigilantes every 28 hours in this country, this workshop brings us together so we can collectively build skills and relationships to change our legacy of violence. As white folks, we can refuse to be silent, we can refuse to numb ourselves to this violence, and we can demand that all black lives be treated with the dignity and respect that should be afforded to all people. And we’re better able to do these things when we challenge individualism and build each other up.
If you’ve been asking yourself what you can do in the face of this legacy of violence, come join us at our public workshop, which will include:
- Intro to CARW: who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved
- Anti-Racism 101 & the Current Movement Moment: Analysis building to better understand and participate in the dismantling of white supremacy, racism, and anti-blackness
- White Folks Showing Up for Racial Justice: An exploration of the strategic roles that white people can play in building a movement for racial justice and collective liberation
- Action and Reflection: An opportunity to practice and reflect upon building relationships, boldly dialoguing about racism, telling personal stories, and calling more white people into the movement through role playing and door knocking
During the 4-hour session we will present some of the anti-racist analysis that is foundational to CARW’s work. We will also focus on relationship building and cultivating our analysis through actions we take together. We hope this training helps propel you on your journey to becoming a stronger white ally, accomplice, and organizer for racial justice in your relationships, family, work, school, or volunteer activities.
- There is a ramp into the building.
- The space is not fragrance free (primarily due to cleaning products), although we request all participants refrain from scented products and we will have scent free soap available.
- Location is next to lightrail, bus numbers 7/8/9, and there’s free street parking.
- This training will involve moving through neighborhoods and door knocking. Let us know on the google RSVP form if you need any accommodations related to physical mobility.
- Interpretation and childcare will be provided to the best of our abilities upon request. Please let us know one week ahead of time if these services will help you access the event!
- For additional accessibility needs fill out the RSVP Form and/or contact Kelsen (email@example.com)
Please join CARW for our third annual Visionary Politics Panel, Tuesday, February 3, 2015. A multi-racial panel of movement leaders come together to discuss how our day-to-day organizing can lead to transformative social change. Panelists will discuss strategy, grassroots campaigns and visions of liberation. This will be an exciting dialogue, with inspiring voices, and will launch CARW’s 2015 organizing year.
We will start this event with a potluck and some social time for folks to get to know each other. If you can, please bring something to add to the table. Potluck 6-6:30, Panel 6:30-9:00.
— Maru Mora Villalpando – NWDC Resistance (Not1More Deportation)
— Gary Perry – Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC)
— Jill Mangaliman – Got Green & Gabriela-Seattle (Bayan)
— Mara Willaford – Outside Agitators 206
— Zemzem Ahmed – Women of Color for Systemic Change
This event is open to all — the CARW base, friends from partner organizations, and broader public – bring your friends!
Kids are welcome, and there will be a kids play area set up, but childcare will not be provided.
Access info: Southside Commons is wheelchair accessible. Please do not wear scents including perfumes, hair products, lotions, etc. to this event. The event space does use chemical cleaners and soaps, so it is not a chemical-free space. We will provide scent-free soaps in the bathrooms, and ask that all attendees use them during this event. There will also be a designated scent-free seating area. ASL interpretation will be provided for this event. Please contact Sarah to RSVP for ASL interpretation, or for any other questions related to event access: (206) 962-1713 or sarahdemas at gmail dot com. We will provide further information as we confirm (video/audio recording, transcription, etc.)
HUGE thank you to Interpreters for Social Justice, who will provide ASL interpretation for this event. If you work with a grassroots org that has ASL interpretation needs, you can contact them at socialjusticeterps at gmail dot com.
Flyer art by Caitlin Esworthy.
Be sure to save the date for this too…
“White Folks Making Commitments to Racial Justice” (https://www.facebook.com/events/317349218462520/)
February 11 (Wednesday) at 6pm
If you are a white person looking for ways to get involved in the struggle for racial justice, we encourage you to join us for CARW’s first membership meeting of the year. Check out the Facebook page for further info.
Below is an email from Seattle Young People’s Project. As a CARW member who works closely with SYPP, I am deeply inspired by this decision.
Let’s show up this weekend: Seattle to Ferguson!! (Event Page here)
In love and solidarity,
Thanks for all the applications. We are reviewing them and will be getting back to applicants soon. For those that missed the deadline, stay tuned for a 1-day public workshop later in the fall.