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Emergency Demonstration Against SWK’s Child Detention Center
February 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On February 14, Mayor Turner announced the elimination of the most important obstacles to the opening of Southwest Key’s new child detention center at 419 Emancipation Avenue. His media advisory was misleading–it did not mention that a federal judge ruled against the City of Houston two months ago on the question of which permit is required. And now the administration’s previous expression of concern about sexual crimes, abuse, neglect, and hundreds of other violations at SWK facilities seems to have disappeared!
In view of its awful record, Southwest Key should not be allowed to house migrant children. The people of the most diverse city in the country have been opposing this facility since last June. And we must continue this struggle. We need to stop SWK from putting children at risk! The Free Los Niños Coalition will hold an emergency demonstration against SWK’s child detention center on Monday, February 18, at 5 pm. This will be the Coalition’s twelfth protest during the past eight months. The broadest possible participation is strongly encouraged.