Families Belong Together: Protests of Family Separation

Activist groups are organizing multiple protests aimed at the Trump policy of tearing small children away from immigrant parents who are seeking safety in this country. (Listen: ProPublica obtained audio of children screaming and crying for their parents while an agent cracks jokes.) These protests start TODAY.

Take to the Streets: Families Belong Together

TODAY. Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Stop Ripping Families Apart! Trump/Pence Must Go
Union Square Park
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Youth Caucus of America, Inc. and Refuse Fascism are the hosts of today's event. They invite you to bring children's shoes to represent the children in detention. The Facebook event page says, "Now is the time for all the organizations and people of conscience to come together in massive nonviolent protest."

TOMORROW. Wednesday, June 20, 2018
World Refugee Day Action - City of Refuge Coalition
Bryant Park
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

On World Refugee Day, join African Communities Together and the City of Refuge Coalition for a march and rally to stop the refugee ban, save asylum, defend temporary protected status, and keep children and families together. Full schedule for the event is available on the Facebook page.

NEXT WEEK. Saturday, June 30, 2018
National Day of Action With Multiple New York Events
These are the New York events planned so far. It is possible more will be added. They are listed in chronological order.

11 a.m.: Protest Jared Kushner Outside 666 5th Ave.
The organizers are prepared to challenge Jared Kushner to a debate outside of the office building he owns at 666 5th Avenue. If Kushner declines the invitation -- as is likely -- they will protest his role in the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policy, and demand he face the public to answer questions about his countless conflicts of interest. Click here to RSVP.

11 a.m.: Union Square Protest
Subscribers who live downtown rather than on the Upper East Side may wish to attend a rally at this location. Indivisible UES members who have friends/families/acquaintances who would be interested in this rally are encouraged to pass along the information. Click here to RSVP.

Noon: March on Trump Tower With Fellow Indivisible UES Members
This is the event we plan to attend as a group.  We will meet at the northeast corner of 86th and 2nd at the Q train entrance at 11:15 a.m., go to Times Square, and from there march with the crowd to Trump Tower to rebuke the Trump administration's family separation policy.

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Disclaimer: By choosing to attend any events listed herein, I acknowledge the risks involved, and that I agree to participate non-violently and in accordance with the law. During some events, acts of civil disobedience may be initiated by individual participants.  I acknowledge and agree that Indivisible Upper East Side is not responsible for any such acts of individual participants which are unlawful, nor is Indivisible Upper East Side soliciting my participation in any such activity. I agree that I am solely responsible for any decision to participate in any acts of civil disobedience and any consequences, legal or otherwise, that may result from that decision.