Join us for Part Three of MG’s Race Class and Ecology Series:
Migrant Rights in a Hostile Climate:
From Border Wars to Ecological Justice
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
@ Fruitvale Senior Center (3301 E. 12th Street #201, Oakland, CA – right next to Fruitvale BART)
Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Causa Justa Just Cause (CJJC), CultureStrike, Mujeras Unidas y Activas (MUA)
Plus: a special performance by Yosimar Reyes
And beautiful art gallery from CultureStrike
Ellen Choy and Gopal Dayaneni from Movement Generation
If we want to build a world of Ecological Justice, we must demand a world beyond borders.
We live in era of mass migration and brutal deportations, from Central America to Syria to right here in the Bay Area. We also live in a time of beautiful resistance, with youth organizers declaring themselves UnDocumented and Unafraid and demanding Not1More deportation. And as climate disruption escalates across the planet, we will continue to see millions more forced to leave their homelands in search of safety.
The question for us is: how do we respond to this global crisis with justice, ecological understanding, and deep love?
Migration must be recognized for what it is: a natural response of living things to escape hostile conditions. Our extractive economy creates these harsh conditions through exploitation, pollution, and war. Our governments then criminalize migration. The struggles for migrant rights and ecological justice are inextricably linked in our vision to dismantle this violent system, and in its place build a world of dignity, sovereignty, and a right relationship to the places we call home.
Join this exciting conversation between migrant rights organizers, climate justice activists, and audience members!