Los Angeles Grassroots Immigrant Rights Organizations Rally at Metropolitan Detention Center On Day of President’s Immigration Announcement
With Many Anticipating Potential Executive Action by the President, Local Immigrant Rights Groups Get Ready to React & Press Ahead
What: Art Exhibit, Rally, Press Conference, Community Reaction, and Concert in Response to Executive Action on Immigration
Where: Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center (535 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA)
When: 9:00am-7:30pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014
Who: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA), Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education Los Angeles (ASPIRE LA), California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA), Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), CLEAN Carwash Campaign, Dream Team Los Angeles (DTLA), Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, ICE out of LA Coalition, Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA), Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC), Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley (LRT), National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), National Immigration Law Center (NILC), Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC), Presente.org, San Fernando Valley Immigrant Youth Coalition (SFV-IYC), and immigrant community members
Since April of 2013, the #Not1More campaign has worked to stop individual deportations, pass local legislation to limit involvement in removal efforts, and organized civil disobediences and mobilizations to pressure the President to act.
As anticipation of potential executive action by President Obama grows, local grassroots immigrant rights groups and leaders in the national #Not1More campaign and community members are planning to gather at 5:00pm to watch the President’s announcement, followed by immediate reactions by those who will be directly helped or harmed by the President’s decision.
We will also have an all day art exhibit of about 100 silhouettes representing workers, immigrant youth, and other members of the community along with a poster exhibit from the Not1More, No Papers No Fear, and Alto Arizona campaigns.
In the evening, Grammy Award-winning La Santa Cecilia and NDLON’s House Band Los Jornaleros del Norte will bring music one more time to Chant Down the Walls, while images of what it took to get us to this moment are projected for everyone present to see.
9:00am: Art Exhibit in the Street (Silhouette Display; Not1More, No Papers No Fear, Alto Arizona Poster Exhibit)
4:00pm: Street Closure and Rally
5:00pm: Viewing of President Obama’s Announcement on Projector Screen
6:00pm: Chant Down the Walls Concert
A map of grassroots response nation-wide is available at http://bit.ly/n1mchant