February 7, 2013

No More Deaths

With immigration reform once again on the mainstream political agenda, we continue to respond to the humanitarian and human-rights catastrophe that continues every single day on our border, and to raise voices against militarized enforcement, which only contributes to the problem and not to the solution.

In this update, we bring you news of our national speaking tour. Please come out and support Kate, Hannah, Ayala, and Regan in your town. Our winter newsletter is also available to read. A special thank you to Denise Holley for all her work on it. We have a stipended position available for a volunteer coordinator starting April 1. Finally, sales of the Border Songs album have already generated almost $20,000 for the No More Deaths general fund. Please check it out.

In solidarity,

The volunteers of No More Deaths in southern Arizona

National speaking tour this month

No More Deaths has scheduled a speaking tour and it may be coming to a city near you! Please join No More Deaths volunteers as we present "Our View from the Border." This 90-minute presentation will offer first-hand accounts of trends in migration; human rights abuse documentation in Nogales, Sonora; migrant support in the Sonoran desert; and allied movement building in communities throughout Arizona. In addition to the presentation we will hold 30 minutes for questions during which we look forward to opening a more comprehensive dialogue about our southern border.

The schedule to date:
Friday, February 1 6:30–8 p.m. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Lory Student Center, Room 224
Saturday, February 2 4:30–6:30 p.m. Denver. Public event hosted by Occupy Denver.
The Deer Pile, 206 Sherman Street
Monday, February 4 3:30–5 p.m. University of Kansas, Lawrence.
Alderson Auditorium
Tuesday, February 5 7 p.m. Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.
Rosenfield Center 101
Thursday, February 7 12 noon Brown-bag lunch conversation hosted by Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City.
Library, second floor
Thursday, February 7 7 p.m. The Congregational United Church of Christ, Iowa City, Iowa.
30 North Clinton Street
Monday, February 11 4–6:30 p.m. Roosevelt University, Chicago.
Room TBA
Tuesday, February 12 6–8:30 p.m. University of Illinois, Chicago.
Room TBA (Bilingual presentation with translation services provided)
Tuesday, February 12 6:30 p.m. University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Biochem 1120, 420 Henry Mall at University Avenue
Wednesday, February 13 7–9 p.m. Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.
Richardson Auditorium
Thursday, February 14 5–7 p.m. Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana.
Center for Social Concerns, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse
Monday, February 18 6–7:30 p.m. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Rackham Amphitheatre. Dinner reception follows at 7:30
If you have questions regarding the tour, please contact: Kate Morgan-Olsen (katemorganolsen@gmail.com) or Geena Jackson (GeenaAnnJackson@gmail.com).

Winter newsletter

The Winter 2012 edition of the No More Deaths newsletter is available for download (pdf, 2 Mb). Read More

1 comment:

Ann Montague said...

This is very important. Demilitarization of the border must be a demand for any immigration reform. This is the time for border states to speak up.