December 18 is International Migrants Day. At the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in October 2013, Member States unanimously adopted a Declaration which emphasized the need to respect the human rights of migrants and to promote international labor standards. The Declaration strongly condemns manifestations of racism and intolerance and stresses the need to improve public perceptions of migrants and migration.
The Black Immigration Network will recognize International Migrants Day with a Kinship Action Call. The call will feature Nunu Kidane- of Priority Africa Network speaking on global migration in the African context and BIN’s policy analysis and Maurice Mitchell of Ferguson Action.com and the importance of Black-led organizing at this pivotal moment. Register today to take part in this important call:
Thursday December 18, 2014
3pm Eastern/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/Noon Pacific
It is crucial that Black communities recognize our common issues. The fire of Black-led movements for justice has ignited across the country and even across the globe, demanding an end to criminalization and dehumanization of black life. International Migrants Day will bring together our Kinship to discuss strategies and examples for organizing, as well as connect to build coalitions for resistance.
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