Campuses Rally for Immigrant Rights: Day of Culture and Action

April 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Boston Common
Boston Common
MA 02108
Sanctuary Campus Northeastern University

Original Facebook event here

530pm: Action officially begins at Brewer Fountain (next to Park Street T station)
545pm-6pm: Organizer Introductions
6-7pm: Dance, Poetry, and Music Performances + Speakers from Cosecha, SIM, Centro Presente, MIRA, others
7-715pm: March to Downtown Crossing area (past Primark and into the Shoppers Plaza, across from Marshall’s)
715-730pm: Sing and chant at the Shoppers Plaza area

Accessibility & Details:
Surfaces – Cement around Brewer Fountain and/or nearby grass, Cement on walk from Common to Downtown Crossing Area
First Aid Kit – Will be available with support from a professional.
Permit – Includes sound and space at Brewer Fountain

President Trump’s xenophobic immigration policies and harsh rhetoric against immigrants threaten our country’s values while isolating immigrant communities that are the fabric of our nation. On Thursday, April 13th, campuses across Boston will stand together to show solidarity and support for immigrants in our communities and on our campuses. Join us as we have members of our communities share their narratives, celebrate diverse cultures, and speak out against this administration’s attacks on our friends, family, and neighbors.

We support Cosecha, a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Cosecha is determined to build the resistance that will dramatically shift the public opinion around immigration in this country and win permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the entire immigrant community. We will be building support and momentum for A Day Without Immigrants on May 1st to remind the American public that this country cannot function without the labor of our community – the immigrant community.

We support The Safe Communities Act, which would protect the civil rights of all Massachusetts residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump administration deport immigrant families or to create a Muslim registry. We recognize that our communities need protection in this moment, but that we also need a strategy of resistance to mobilize our communities for the long-term and national fight for permanent protection.

Students, faculty, staff, and workers are also organizing to make their respective campuses a #SanctuaryCampus. The movement is about claiming spaces of resistance and protection for our country’s most vulnerable people – including undocumented immigrants, Muslims, people of color, women, transgender, and queer folks.

Organizers and co-sponsors include Sanctuary Campus Coalition Northeastern University, Movimiento Cosecha, the Student-Immigrant Movement (SIM), COMBAT (Coalition to Organize and Mobilize Boston Against Trump), EmersonUNITE, Berklee Activist Network, and Harvard Graduate Student Union-UAW Organizing Committee.