It is horrifying to watch news coverage of families being separated from children under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, but activists must resist the temptation to view immigrant rights through a partisan lens. All people deserve access to the social support they need to raise their families in communities free of violence and oppression, and organizing toward that human right must not hinge on whether doing so is politically expedient or whether or not the politician behind the policy is a liberal superstar.
Our next Act and Learn webinar will dive into the history of family separation policies in the United States, which government agencies are responsible for implementing immigration policy, and how activists can take action without doing harm or spreading inaccurate information.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Margie Del Castillo, Director of Field and Advocacy at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
- Nancy Cárdenas Peña, Texas Latina Advocacy Network Associate Director for State Policy and Advocacy at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
- Tina Vasquez, Senior Reporter covering immigration for Rewire.News
- Roselyn Berry, Black Immigrant Women and Girls Program Specialist at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration