World Without Walls - World Without Cages
Date(s) - 11/10/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)
Take Action to Defend Every Child
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” –Nelson Mandela
What would Nelson Mandela say if he saw the US government separating families, putting migrant children in cages and traumatizing a generation of immigrating youth through racist policies of deportation and deterrence? Or Black and Brown youth in the Bay Area, targeted by the police, many spending their adolescence behind bars or separated from their imprisoned parents? Or Palestinian children arrested, tortured, and imprisoned by Israeli military courts in occupied Palestine?
It’s time to put a stop to all the ways children are impacted by walls, criminalization, and state violence. Every child deserves a life of safety and freedom.
Join us at a family-friendly event to learn more about the shared experience of youth across the globe, and to share action steps and strategies for change. We will have artwork, performances, interfaith prayer and youth voices.
**The event is wheelchair accessible through a separate entrance; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for entry assistance.
** Help us make sure you and your children can fully participate by RSVPing your children here: https://forms.gle/ywMdwy5tfvmUPPJt5
This event – the 2nd annual Bay Area WWW event – is one of several hundred international events this November promoting a World Without Walls.
Co-Hosts: Bay Area World Without Walls Coalition, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Friends of Sabeel North America, NorCal Sabeel, Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Palestinian Youth Movement, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy
Endorsed by Faith in Action East Bay, Essie Justice Group, California/Nevada UMC Advocacy and Justice Committee, Friends of Wadi Foquin, Freedom for Immigrants, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, Bay Area Family Solidarity Network, University Lutheran Chapel, Kehilla Community Synagogue
City Official Endorsements: Cheryl Davila, Berkeley, Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland