From June 9-16, communities across the country will take a unified stand against child detention as part of our week of action. We hope you will join us by organizing or attending an event in your area.
Here are three ways you can take part:
1) Plan a letter-writing event to Congress.
It's important that we urge Congress to do everything in their power to shut down Homestead detention center and work to end child detention.
Organize a letter-writing event for children and/or adults in your community!
- We invite children and youth of all ages to write letters to Congress. The voices of young people are powerful and important – and can help influence Congress to do what’s right. Download our letter-writing toolkit for children.
- Attendees at your event can also email Congress by visiting us online. Or use our sample email to write a letter of their own.
2) Deliver letters to Congress.
Organize your family, friends, and other community members to hand-deliver letters to your members of Congress in your district. Take photos of your delivery. Share them on social media. On Twitter, use the hashtag #EndChildDetention and tag @afsc_org.
3) Plan another type of creative action.
Coordinate a vigil, march, educational event, or other action to raise awareness and generate support for ending child detention. Download our resource for event organizers.