One Year After Fort Sill
Today is the one year anniversary of our first Fort Sill protest in Oklahoma—it’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we first gathered to protest the planned incarceration of 1400 immigrant children. Fort Sill had previously been used as a prison camp for 400 Chiricahua Apache prisoners of war in 1894, then in 1942, a prison camp for 700 Japanese immigrants. .
As Tsuru for Solidarity, this is our work: to oppose and end these carceral systems and sites of state violence that the government adapts and recycles to target communities of color.
On June 22nd, 2019, our WWII camp survivors stood at Fort Sill to say: “No more. Never again.” We are profoundly grateful for the community and family we’ve built with @aimindianterritory, Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City, @acluok, @denshoproject, @detentionwatch, and other community members and organizations who showed up and stood with us. Together, we began building a powerful coalition to protest Fort Sill.
We’ve grown and deepened our community so much in the past year, we wanted to take this moment to also reintroduce ourselves for those who are new to the community! Welcome, and thank you for being on this journey with us!