We Must Love & Protect Each Other- Community Defense Pre and Post ’45
Saturday June 16, 2:40 PM to 4:00 PM – Sondheim Hall 108
Categories: ICE & Immigration Enforcement, Political Education
Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
The story today is the 2016 Presidential election results allegedly brought on a “wave of resistance.” But this narrative ignores the long-standing history of Black and Brown organizing to defend our communities from state and vigilante violence. Since the 2016 election, there has been a renewal of community defense efforts. Often these are associated with focusing on mainly immigrant communities around issues of sanctuary, but many include all frontline communities. In this workshop we will explore pre-existing and post-2016 elections community defense systems, led by criminalized communities of color against neo-fascism and are challenging us to push for more transformative solidarity between all frontline communities.