Shut Down ICE Speaking Event in New Bedford

Come hear organizers talk about their experience resisting ICE in Bristol County and learn more about how you can join the movement to #ShutDownICE.

On Friday, October 18th organizers with The FANG Collective will be speaking in New Bedford about their campaign to resist the Bristol County Sheriff Department and end the County’s collaborations with ICE. The event will be from 6:30-8:30pm at the First Unitarian Church located at 71 8th St. in New Bedford, Massachusetts. You can register for the event here.

While many people are aware of migrant detention and inhumane treatment of undocumented people near the border, Bristol County Sheriff’s Department is bringing ICE into our communities through their 287(g) and IGSA agreements. These agreements empower the Sheriff’s Department to detain people on behalf of ICE, and operate an ICE detention facility in Bristol County.

One of the speakers served 10 days in jail at the Bristol County House of Corrections for taking part in an action in solidarity with a hunger strike led by ICE detainees in the same facility, making her one of the the first anti-ICE protestors sentenced to jail time during the Trump administration.

Another of the speakers is going to trial in January 2020 for the same action, and could face even more jail time.

With Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, a close friend of Donald Trump, trying to suppress peaceful protest, now more then ever this campaign needs YOU.

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