Support for Ravi Ragbir: Press Conference and Jericho Walk
Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir has been scheduled to report to ICE on Monday. Ravi cannot be deported because he continues to have stays of removal from the Federal District Court of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. But instead of cancelling this report date, as ICE has done in the past, ICE has changed it from a deportation date into a “check in.”
ICE aggressively targets New York community members, and during the government shutdown continued spending its resources on requiring Ravi and countless others to check in. But we know the power of community. In the spirit of New Sanctuary’s accompaniment program, the Ravi Defense Committee asks that we all join in accompanying Ravi and in a Jericho Walk, starting at 9:30am.
Two Screenings of “Undeterred”
New York will be hosting two screenings of Undeterred, a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Undeterred is an intimate and unique portrait of how residents in a small rural community, caught in the cross-hairs of geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand human rights and to provide aid to injured, oft times dying migrants funneled across a wilderness desert.
Friday, February 1, 2019, 5:45 pm
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, Theater 101
Doors open at 5:30 pm. There will be a panel discussion at 7 pm following the screening. Featured will be filmmaker Eva Lewis and community organizer Carlota Wray. Both Eva and Carlota volunteer with People Helping People (PHP), an Arivaca-based community organization that provides crisis relief and advocates for border demilitarization.
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 5 pm
The People's Forum