Love Knows No Borders - Rally for Migrant Justice

Saturday, December 15, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Hosted by Juneau People for Peace and Justice
395 Whittier St
Juneau, AK 99801
We will gather on Saturday, Dec 15, 11 AM - noon for a rally for migrant justice in solidarity with those seeking refuge in our country. Together, we are calling on the U.S. Government to end the detention and deportation of immigrants, to respect the human right to migrate and to end the militarization of the border. Featured speakers to be announced. Participants are encouraged to bring signs. Why now? Since September, thousands of migrants have been traveling north from Central America and through Mexico, fleeing untold violence and state-sponsored repression, hunger and economic instability caused in part by U.S. foreign policy. As a safety precaution, many have traveled in large groups for mutual aid and support along dangerous migration routes. Instead of responding with compassion, our government has deployed thousands of military troops to border communities, augmenting the presence of National Guard soldiers and paramilitary border enforcement agencies. In addition, the President signed an executive order limiting how a migrant can petition for asylum (now halted by the courts), demonstrating another example of this administration’s policy violence toward migrants. Now is the time for communities across the U.S. to mobilize and stand with border residents against the militarization of their communities and call for the absolute protection of migrants seeking refuge and asylum.This non-partisan, peac eful event is part of a national week of action and solidarity coordinated by the American Friends Service Committee starting with the International Human Rights Day (Dec 10) and ending with the International Migrant Day (Dec 18).
Directions: 
Plaza in front of the Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) Building Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museums (SLAM) 395 Whittier Street in downtown Juneau Free parking available at the museum and across the street in the Centennial Hall parking lot.
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