September 7, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM at Northeastern Illinois University
A forum about grassroots struggles to confront criminalization and resist borders without buying into the politics of “worthy” vs “unworthy” people, “good immigrants” vs “criminals” and so on. This forum brings together prison abolition, border resistance and anti-policing organizers, as well as providing a strong indigenous voice to help us challenge our understanding of borders, “security” and migration.
Session 1: Race, Criminalization and How Not to Throw Other Communities Under the Bus; Yasmin Nair (Gender JUST), Mariame Kaba (Project NIA), Moratorium on Deportations Capaign, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
1:00 PM Workshops
⁃ “What’s up with Immigration Reform – ¿Qué onda con eso de la Reforma Migratoria?” Moratorium in Deportations Campaign;
⁃ “Hip Hop is Resistance”; a hands-on workshop in revolutionary hip-hop beat-making with Shining Soul (from Phoenix and the Tohono O’odham Nation)
⁃ Confronting Anti-Blackness (TBA)
⁃ PIC and Immigrant Detention (TBA)
3:00 PM Indigenous perspectives on Border Militarization, Migration and Trade
4:30-5PM Forum wrap-up!
- Challenging DAPA and reformist politics: a workshop and discussion
- Deferred (In)Action: Where’s the solidarity with indigenous people facing militarization?
- National Poop Month Against Sell-Out NGO’s: June 2014
- What happened on May Day? ¿Que fue lo que paso en la Marcha 1ro de Mayo?
- Zé Garcia – Speech: Desirable Undesirables
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