Mark your calendars for Wednesday (11/20) and Thursday (11/21) for some really cool educational events.
First, WISH is collaborating with a group of students from the University of Washington School of Social Work to put on a workshop about the School-to-Prison Pipeline.
This workshop is free and open to the public.
Location: UW School of Social Work Building, 4101 15th Ave. NE.
Second, members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance and DreamActivist.org will be speaking about the use of direct action by undocumented migrants on Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the University of Washington Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Room (3931 Brooklyn Ave NE) and Thursday, November 21st, 5:30PM – 7:30PM at Casa Latina (317 17th Ave South). These events are part of a West Coast speaking tour. Both organizations were recently featured on the June 21st episode of This American Life. They will be discussing how our broken immigration system has personally impacted them, and their efforts to organize and work for immigrants’ rights. The main speakers have experience helping organize detention center infiltrations and one speaker was a member of the “Dream 9” who was detained after attempting to cross the border demanding to be let in on humanitarian grounds. Biographies of the speakers are below.
The event is being organized by Who You Callin’ Illegal, MEChA – Seattle Central Community College, MEChA – Evergreen College, Evergreen Political Information Center (EPIC), Washington Incarceration Stops Here (WISH), and the Tahoma Unitarian Universality Congregation. Read more about the events here.