"Writers for Migrant Justice" is a national effort by poets and writers to come together and support the groundwork being done by Immigrant Families Together . Online, we want to raise $5K by Wednesday, September 4th in order to support detained / formerly detained migrants.
Writers for Migrant Justice, hosted by Susan Briante and Raquel Gutiérrez, is happening Wednesday, September 4th at EXO Coffeeshop at 7pm. Readers include: Farid Matuk, Laura Espósto, Teré Fowler-Chapman, TC Tolbert, Bianca Linares, and more!
We intend to raise $500 at this event so please bring what you are able to donate. And if you can match this amount please get in touch with the organizers.
Immigrant Families Together (IFT) was founded in June 2018 in response to the inhumane immigration policy separating families at the U.S./Mexico border. They pay bonds for parents in detention and work to reunite them with their children. Additionally, they support over 100 reunited families as they recover from their detention trauma and adjust to life in the U.S. while their asylum cases are adjudicated. All of the IFT volunteers are working pro-bono. Thus, ALL of your funds will go directly to rapid response needs. This New York Times article "How Regular Americans Can Help Reunite Migrant Families " says more about the impact of IFT and why we love them.