Shut Down Northwest Detention Center
What can you do to shutdown NWDC?
Over Day of Remembrance Weekend, we held a series of actions demanding the shut down of Northwest Detention Center.
Friday, February 16 – Join us at 9am for a press conference to launch our Day of Remembrance, Week of Action, with the goal of shutting down the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA. In person at the Seattle Federal Building, or online for a Virtual Rally and Power Hour.
Members of Tsuru for Solidarity and La Resistencia will be staging a press conference outside the Seattle Federal Building to demand the closure of Washington’s only ICE detention center, Northwest Detention Center. Join us at 9am PST on Friday, 2/16, for the virtual rally to tune into the livestream of La Resistencia and Tsuru for Solidarity organizers in Seattle calling for the closure of Northwest Detention Center. The virtual rally is a great opportunity for community members who can’t be present in Seattle to support those on the ground. We’ll be hearing from organizers directly impacted by ICE detention, as well as survivors of Japanese American wartime incarceration on why they’re joining today’s fight against Northwest and all ICE detention! Join us at 10:30am PST on Friday, 2/16, for a power hour! We’ll be calling Washington Senator Patty Murray’s office to demand the shutdown of the Northwest Detention Center and accountability about the inhumane conditions inside.
Sunday, February 18 – Join us for the annual Day of Remembrance observance, beginning at the State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, where our community members were once incarcerated at Camp Harmony. We strongly encourage you to stay for the entire event, which will travel to the Northwest Detention Center to close the ceremony. We will let the people being detained now hear our taiko and other noisemakers so they know they are not alone.
Tuesday, February 20 – Join us for our last action at Boeing Field, which routinely hosts ICE deportation flights. We will be there to make some more noise for the people in busses facing deportation, and to shame the private charter company that allows its planes to be part of the inhumane deportation machine.
Join us for one or all of these actions to remind our government and our community that indefinite detention, family separation and racist immigration policy was wrong in 1942, and it’s still wrong today!