A group of grassroots organizations from New York City and other parts of the country will be discussing how they are fighting back against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and what they said are expanded local and national deportation systems in a webinar later this month.
The webinar, titled “EYES ON ICE: Community approaches to documenting and organizing around encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement,” will take place on July 18 at 8 pm and feature grassroots groups who will discuss how communities can fight back, object to mainstream narratives and document abuses.
WITNESS — an international organization that trains and supports people using video in their fight for human rights — and Immigrant Defense Project, which promotes fairness for immigrants accused of or convicted of crimes, are co-hosting the event. Participating organizations include immigrant advocacy group Make the Road New York, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Equality for Flatbush and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. There will also be simultaneous Spanish translation.