Trump is signing executive orders to ban access to USA for people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen tomorrow. He is following through on his commitment to build a wall banning and deporting immigrants. The President and the Office continue to promote an agenda of hate and oppression.
If you're in Los Angeles, you're invited to join in solidarity with the #VigilantLOVE Coalition and South Asians for Justice - Los Angeles for a solidarity & resistance vigil against Islamophobia, state violence, and xenophobia.
It's happening Thursday evening, January 26 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo. Here are some more details.
What: #NoBanNoWall Vigil
When: Thursday, January 26th, 2017, 6pm-8pm
Who: Sponsored by Vigilant Love Coalition and South Asians for Justice-Los Angeles. Event speakers and performers will include:
A former Japanese American internee from Executive Order 9066
An Iraqi refugee
An Immigrant Rights advocate from the Ice out of LA Coalition
Isela Gracian, Boyle Heights tenants’ advocate, President of East LA Community Corporation (ELACC)
Mandeep Sethi X, hip hop artist
Kiran Khan, poet
Where: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) Plaza, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Why: In the face of a series of Executive Orders announced this week, including the orders to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico Border and formalize a ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees, we gather to reject Islamophobia, xenophobia, and state violence. The Muslim Ban restricts refugee admissions and denies visas for immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. It also expands on a biometric entry-exit system. History has shown us that anti-Asian immigration exclusion acts in the late 1800s and early 1900s and Japanese American internment were divisive, ineffective, and harmful policies of racism and hate. Instead of fear, we come together and light candles in resistance and love. We redefine security as care, support, and protection for each other. We call on the city of Los Angeles and the state of California to remain a sanctuary space for all immigrants, refugees, and DACA-mented young people. As a sanctuary state, we demand that California, its cities, and law enforcement agencies refuse collaboration with ICE.
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