BIN Recoognizes International Migrants Day
Black Struggles in a Global Context – Kinship Action Call Recap
The 2014 Migrants Day Call was very informative and gave a much needed perspective on the intersection of migrant rights, racial justice, state violence, gender issues and our very urgent need to organize.
Call to Action! – Sign and Endorse the Reunite Haitian Families Campaign: Sign the petition – http://reunitehaitianfamilies.
com/take-action/ and please share it via your networks, your social media, website and blog. Also, if you represent an organization, we need your endorsement – http://reunitehaitianfamilies. com/endorse-the-campaign/. Stand united for black immigrant issues!
Join BIN- We encourage everyone who is interested in working on these intersections to consider joining or giving a donation in support of the Black Immigration Network. You can see our membership criteria and join here: www.blackimmigration.net
Recap: International Migrants Day: Black Struggles in a Global Context
Nunu Kidane, Priority Africa Network: Nunu gave a comprehensive overview of the current realities faced by African migrants. Ebola, criminalization, stigma and resistance are all being confronted as African’s are on the move, across the continent and throughout the world, driven by economic, political and social forces. Nunu’s presentation is available to members of the network at this time.
Kambale Musavuli, Friends of the Congo, Hands Up United: Kambale shared about the importance of connecting Ferguson to Black struggles across the world, as well as lifting up the visibility of African and Caribbean people in solidarity with Ferguson. Through networks such as BIN, we create the space to educate, connect and unite.
- Families for Freedom – Executive Action: The Latest Felony Disenfranchisement – Abraham Paulos, Executive Director of Families for Freedom shared analysis on how the administrative relief measures, particularly the “felons not families” enforcement priorities shift focus to migrants entangled in the criminal justice system, and how, because of profiling, discriminatory targeting and law enforcement cooperation with ICE, black immigrant communities will still be at greater disproportionate risk of deportation.
- African American/Black Woman’s Cultural Alliance – Free Marissa Now Campaign Update- http://www.
freemarissanow.org/ – Sumayya Coleman, Organizer with Free Marissa Now shared an updated on Marissa Alexander’s continued struggle for justice, her decision to accept a plea offer, including continued jail time and the work that the campaign will continue to support Marissa and call attention to violence against Black women, both domestically and at the hands of the state.
- BIN Blog – Responses and Analysis on Revised DOJ Racial Profiling Guidelines, Executive Action and More. – http://blackimmigration.net/
- Ferguson Action Tookit – BAJI, the coordinating organization for BIN compiled a toolkit as a resource to educate and organize around Ferguson, police violence and racial justice. http://www.blackalliance.org/
- Op-Ed on Ebola, stigma and race: http://newamericamedia.
org/2014/12/black-lives- matter-on-international- migrants-day-too.php
- The Real Crime: Mass Criminalization; video and analysis paper linking Mass Incarceration to Mass Detention/Deportation – http://www.blackalliance.