#FreeThem All - Contagion in the Camps
Tsuru for Solidarity has been focusing our energy on socially distant ways to support the urgent health crisis facing immigrants in detention – the Covid-19 outbreak and the desperate need to release those being held now to find safety from this deadly pandemic. As a way to support the #FreeThemAll campaign led by immigrant rights groups and Detention Watch Network, we launched a powerful series of actions called “Contagion in the Camps.” The focus has been to draw parallels between our own experiences with epidemics and illness in the WWII concentration camps with what is happening today to highlight the urgency of the current situation.
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The Daruma is a doll fashioned after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. The Daruma has come to represent good luck and perseverance. During the Edo period, the Daruma came to be known as a talisman of healing against epidemic diseases, particularly for children. We invoke the healing power and mercy of the Daruma in this moment of great suffering when children are being detained and dying inside detention sites due to COVID-19.
Please join us in a socially distant/ safe direct action from home that families and children can participate in together:
Color + decorate the Daruma!
Take a selfie holding your Daruma
Post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #FreeThemAll and tag the governors of Pennsylvania (@governortomwolf) and Texas (@governorabbott for instagram, @GovAbbott for Twitter).