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Houstonians for Migrant Justice Rally
September 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
We live in a city where asylum seekers are being kept in detention centers, one of which lies just outside Downtown and is housing teenagers indefinitely. These centers are run by the Southwest Key Programs, whose leaders are profiting off of the detainment of children and have yet to share adequate information about the conditions in these centers. We, as Houstonians, are obligated to come together to stand with the migrants in our city and call out maltreatment of migrants when it occurs. This is why Houstonians for Migrant Justice is committed to the humanitarian care, timely reunification, and just legal representation for migrants sheltered in our community, and transparency and accountability from the agencies that provide these services.
Our group intends to use this joint rally-fundraiser to pursue this transparency and accountability, by engaging with elected officials and urging them to visit the Southwest Key detention centers in Houston and by raising money for a prominent group providing pro-bono legal aid to Houston migrants.
The rally will be held on Saturday September 14, tentatively from 5:30-8:30pm at the Casa Sunzal detention center (419 Emancipation Ave). We will meet at Settegast Park (3000 Garrow St) at 5:30pm and walk for about 5-10 minutes to the detention center.
If you are interested in volunteering with us to fundraise and conduct community outreach, please contact us here.