Families Belong Together Rally - Ann Arbor

Thu, Jun 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


*Please note: Rally time moved back to 7 p.m.

We will hear from local residents who have had family members caught up in the ICE deportation machine.

We will also raise money for Demba Bagayoko. Demba has lived in Ann Arbor for 17 years and is facing deportation to Mali. We hope to retain a lawyer for him by his hearing on July 23rd. With no legal representation he will not be in a good position trying to go up against ICE in the courtroom by himself.

After the rally we will march to the federal building/post office at 200 E. Liberty street. There will be an open mic for those who wish to speak. You are encouraged to step up and address ALL issues from sexual harassment, to police brutality, to the fight against the rise of fascism in America. All of our issues are interconnected.

Also, stay alert for news of the Supreme Court's decision on the legality of Trump's Muslim Ban. The decision may come as early as Thursday.

The March for Stolen Children is a peaceful event.

Purpose Statement from National Organizers:

March For The Stolen Children opposes the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S. We protest the conditions in which these children are kept. We protest the irreversible trauma that has already been perpetrated on these children and their parents for the crime of seeking a better life.

To separate immigrant families, victims of violence, hunger and poverty, is to re-violate them. Children as young as 18 months are torn from their mother’s arms by the U.S. government. This is violent abuse. These families are victimized again by the government to which they turn for help. March for the Stolen Children opposes the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, Border Control, and I.C.E. and calls for immediate reform.

La Marcha por Los Niños Robados rechaza la separación cruel, inhumana e injustificada de niños de sus padres a lo largo de la frontera de los Estados Unidos con México y en otros puertos de entrada a los EE. UU. Protestamos por las condiciones en las que se mantienen a estos niños. Protestamos contra el trauma irreversible que ya se ha perpetrado contra estos niños y sus padres por el delito de buscar una vida mejor.

Separar a las familias inmigrantes, familias víctima de la violencia, el hambre y la pobreza es volver a violentarlas. El gobierno de los Estados Unidos separa a niños de tan solo 18 meses de los brazos de sus madres. Esto es abuso. Estas familias son nuevamente victimizadas por el gobierno al que acuden en busca de ayuda. La Marcha por los niños robados se opone a las políticas inhumanas de la administración de Donald Trump, Protección Fronteriza y I.C.E. y pide una reforma inmediata.


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