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Partner: Close the Camps

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement 630 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)

Calling all Fat people, all Disabled people, all Seniors, all our loved ones, and anyone who has experienced being separated, shut away, controlled, disposed of, incarcerated in prisons, nursing homes, fat camps, psych institutions, or generally told they are the problem for society’s woes to UNITE in solidarity with migrants. Together we demand an end to the brutal treatment of migrants, an end to concentration camps, and an end to ICE. We know Disabled POC are at greater risk for incarceration and deportation. And we know that part of disability justice means we must absolutely hold community members whose impairments are created intentionally as a result of state terror, incarceration, border policing, war, and so many tools of domination. As Disabled and Fat people of many communities, we know and therefore must insist:

NO BODY IS DISPOSABLE!

WE ARE RESILIENT AND STILL HERE!

WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE ERASURE OF IMMIGRANTS!

Join us in person if you can, outside the ICE office in San Francisco, 630 Sansome St. If you can, wear an outfit that celebrates your resiliency or the resiliency of your community. (Whatever creative interpretation this means to you.) Just like we refuse to be pushed away and forgotten about, we refuse to let go of our people incarcerated in the camps. Bring signs, chants, friends, your precious sacred bodies, and your vital spirit of resistance, resilience and solidarity.

We’ll post ideas in the Facebook event discussion for actions folks can also do in support: from home, from bed, etc. If you need support getting to the action please post that on the event page or by contacting us. We strongly encourage people to form crews/squads if that makes sense for you or your org; we have found as disabled and fat activists this is often the best way to combat isolation and for individuals to get needs met in public.


ACCESS:
This action is on a public sidewalk in a flat area. It’s 6-8 blocks from BART. We are investigating nearby parking and transportation. We will have ASL interpreters. More access details to come.

Earlier Event: August 21
Outing: This is Now: Haben Girma
Later Event: September 7