Last week, I joined African Communities Together, New York Immigration Coalition, and other groups in a march and rally in honor of World Refugee Day. We assembled in Bryant Park, marched to the United States Mission to the United Nations, and held a rally at nearby Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza right across the street from the Trump World Tower.
Two staffers from African Communities Together getting ready for the march and rally to begin.
Exodus 22:21 Thou shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Immigrants make our nation stronger. Let my people stay. #KeepFamiliesTogether #DreamActNow
2300 children torn from their parents since May. This. Must. End.
Why are we caging refugee children? 1 refugee without hope is too many.
Mantener a las familias unidas
AG Sessions and House Republicans both want to crack down on asylum seekers. Don’t Let Them.
Family values value families
Immigrants — We get the job done!
My people were refugees too.
Families belong together! Children don’t belong in cages!
Jesus was a refugee. You shall not oppress a sojourner.
Fleeing for your life is not a crime. #NoFamilyDetention
Will exchange racists for refugees
Immigrant families = America
Refugees + Asylum Seekers Welcome
Harm to children & families is never a solution
How would you feel if the gov’t took your child from you because you sought asylum and you didn’t know where they were – or when you would see them again? This. Is. America.
Give their babies back you monsters!
Green Touch. Maternal & Children Organization. World Refugee. Time for Truth. Human Rights Are Not Optional. www.greentouchworld.org
Asylum is a right, not a crime.
True patriots condemn racism!
Hitler also separated families!
Refugees are human beings.
We must protect the most vulnerable.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free — Emma Lazarus To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity — Nelson Mandela
Stop separating families; Whose Family Values?
Keep families together
Deport bigots, not refugees
A little kindness can change everything
We should check for humanity, not papers
Stop taking children from parents
Desde México hasta las Filipinas cada persona será libre
When we said never again, we meant it; Zero tolerance for brutality & lies
Earlier this past Spring, I stumbled across a gallery of street art that seemingly popped up overnight. It occupied a boarded-over vacant lot that had previously been something of an eyesore. Suddenly, here was a place for local artists to display their work. It was titled it the “Guerrilla Gallery.”
As the spring ended and the summer progressed, artists continued to contribute more of their work. As a couple of these photos illustrate, this gallery was organized by the Harlem Art Collective.
I recently stumbled across some photos I took at a May Day rally in New York City this past spring.