Join us for a march and protest in Dilley, Texas on Saturday, May 2. We will be there to protest the shameful practice of family detention. In collaboration with a coalition of national advocacy and faith groups, we will converge on the Dilley detention camp (a former “man camp” for oil workers) which is now being built into the largest immigrant detention center in the U.S.
Help us amplify the voices of the mothers and children detained at Dilley and in Karnes City, Texas and Berks, Pennsylvania. We will demand that family detention, and ultimately the whole system of immigrant detention, be ended!
Where: Dilley, TX
What: We will march from downtown Dilley to the family detention camp where we will hold a rally with songs and chants, street theater, speeches from people directly affected by immigrant detention & deportation, and a time for prayer and statements from people of faith. If you are not able to march, there will also be a group going straight to protest site.
How to get there: We will be organizing buses for people coming from Austin. If you are not coming from Austin on May 2, we will connect you to others in your area who want to come.
Other details: We will provide lots of water and healthy snacks. If you need a more hearty lunch or have special dietary needs, plan on bringing your own food. Dress comfortably. It will be hot. From Austin, we can accommodate accessible transportation.
RSVP through the links below to tell us you’re coming and what your transportation and hospitality needs are for the day!
Can’t come on May 2? Host solidarity event in your home city the week of May 2 – 10! This could be a protest at a local detention center, prayer vigil, film screening, or teach-in.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.