From UWT’s Latin American Solidarity Organization (LASO) Facebook page:
Saturday, February 13, 2010
11:00am – 4:00pm
UW Tacoma Campus @ 1PM
1900 Pacific Ave.
We march to the intersection where unhindered corporate capitalism meets a government without a democracy. Take in the result, our modern day internment camp known as the Northwest Detention Center. Join the grassroots movement that will stop it.
The Latin American Solidarity Organization (LASO), Bridges Not Walls (BNW), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA), Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Olympia Movement For Justice and Peace (OMJP), Media Island International (MII), and the Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) call Olympians to action Saturday, February 13, 2010. Ride the Blue Green Machine Solidarity Bus or catch a carpool caravan from Olympia Timberland Library at 11AM. We’ll meet with our friends and organizational allies at UW Tacoma at 1PM for the march.
Our first stop, will be the NW Regional Detention Center where we will drop off food and coffee for the visitors of detained immigrants who have often traveled from as far away as southern Oregon and Idaho for the chance of seeing their loved ones. We will spend a few minutes at the detention center and then will reconvene at UW Tacoma in downtown for a march to Senator Murray & Cantwell’s offices in the Chamber of Commerce building, which is also the World Trade Center Building, a short march.
Support detainees, their families, and champions.
Structure our outrage.
Shut it down.
Structure our success.
From the protest we’ll swing back by the vigil to collect the people who stayed to support the families and then head back to Olympia, returning around 4.
Please tell your friends and join in! All are welcome to this family appropriate event. Donations are requested for undocumented workers legal defense, to cover gas and insurance for the very visible and enjoyable solidarity bus and for detainee families! Please come video tape the event! For information you can call 360-753-0499.