This Sunday, 3/29/15, a group will be traveling to the Adelanto Detention Facility, for music and protest out front. Details below. 2 VC-CLUE members are going, and would be happy to carpool! Facebook announcement is here, or email us at email@example.com.
Last year, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Immigrant Youth Coalition and other allies collaborated in putting together weekly concerts outside of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles, culminating with President Obama’s administrative relief announcement. For 7 weeks straight, musicians (like Ana Tijoux, Los Cadetes de Linares, etc.) and community members gathered together to let the people detained inside know that they are not alone.
We believe that the “Felons not Families” frame currently used by the President and the media divides our community and allows for the further criminalization of our existence.
For this reason, we are now planning to take the same idea, to bring musicto those most vulnerable, and spread it to different detention centers throughout the country. The first one will be the Adelanto Detention Center.
This year, NDLON is once again partnering with the Immigrant Youth Coalition as part of Coming out of the Shadows Month. Coming Out of the Shadows events uplift the stories of undocumented people through testimony, spoken word, art and photography as a way to document our struggles through our own experiences. COOTS gives people who have remained in the shadows, the stage in which they can reaffirm their existence and begin the healing process from the traumas that come with being undocumented in California.
This Sunday, we will be highlighting the stories of 6 men who are currently detained at the Adelanto Detention Center.
For more information about Coming Out of the Shadows, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618826295017449/
This is a collaboration from groups in the OC, LA, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties:
RAIZ, Orange County Immigrant Youth United, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, Inland Empire – Immigrant Youth Coalition, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, and the Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California (JFIC).
We all hope you can make it out!
#COOTS2015 #NoEstanSolos #Not1More