On Sunday, June 7th our tsuru took flight!
You can watch the live stream video from the 7th. If you keep scrolling you can read about each action.
In Washington DC, members of JACL DC and Tsuru for Solidarity gathered to hang cranes on the White House fence. The action in Washington DC included remarks from (click on the links below to learn more):
In New York, members of the New York Day of Remembrance Committee and Tsuru for Solidarity joined Families for Freedom to hang cranes at Elmhurst Hospital (click on the links below to learn more)
- Partners: Families for Freedom and New York Day of Remembrance
- Asks: Call on elected officials to Defund the Police and Abolish ICE
Support/ donate to Movement for Black Lives organizations and other Black-led organizations
Amplify and back the Movement for Black Lives policy demands and calls to action.
- Donate to Project Bento, which brings meals to seniors and food insecure people in the NYC community
Berks & Philadelphia
Across Pennsylvania, members of the Shut Down Berks coalition gathered for a virtual vigil (click on the links below to learn more)
- Partners: Asian Americans United, JACL Philadelphia, Shut Down Berks Coalition, Berks Stand Up, Sunrise Berks, JACL NY/SC, Tsuru for Solidarity Next Gen Coalition
- Asks: Keep pressure on Governor Wolf and Berks County Commissioners. You can get regular updates here.
Call Governor Wolf at 717-787-2500
Call Lt. Governor Fetterman 717-787-3300
Call PA DHS Secretary Miller 717-787-2600
Demand that they issue an Emergency Removal Order for the Berks County Detention Center. It is not only their moral obligation to keep families out of jail, but their legal responsibility.
In Chicago, members of Nikkei Uprising and the Chicago Community Bond Fund met at the Cook County Jail to hang cranes and protest the COVID-19 outbreak in the jail and mass incarceration in Chicago and Cook County (click on the links below to learn more)
- Partners: Nikkei Uprising and Chicago Community Bond Fund
- Asks: Email State’s Attorney Kim Foxx at firstname.lastname@example.org to demand that she release as many people as possible from Cook County Jail in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the neglect shown by the Sheriff’s Office for the safety of people inside.
Call and email Mayor Lori Lightfoot to demand that she cut funding to the Chicago Police Department. Or call your local officials to cut the budgets of your police department and redirect funding to your community. Click here for a script and more information.
Call at 312-744-3300
Email at email@example.com
- Donate to Good Kids Mad City or your local Black-led organizations leading liberation work.
In Seattle and Tacoma members of Tsuru for Solidarity and Seattle JACL gathered at the old immigration station and then caravan-ed to the Northwest Detention Center (click on the links below to learn more)
- Partners: Tsuru for Solidarity-Seattle, Seattle JACL, La Resistencia
- Asks: Sign this petition as an individual to demand that Tacoma City Council declare NWDC a chronic public nuisance and shut down the detention center once and for all.
Ask your elected officials & candidates about the NWDC. What do you they think of the NWDC? Are they on board with a shut down?
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Endorse the campaign as a group or organization.
A group of Nikkei elders gathered at the Tanforan Assembly Center site to lay cranes at the memorial plaque. Then they joined an intergenerational protests at a local park (click on the links below to learn more)
- Partners: Tsuru for Solidarity – Bay Area, Japanese Americans for Justice, San Jose Nikkei Resisters, Florin JACL, Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan, Nikkei Resisters, Tsuru for Solidarity – Sacramento, Berkeley JACL, Buddhist Church of San Francisco
- Asks: Sign Japanese Americans for Justice’s pledge to disrupt anti-Black racism
In Los Angeles, partners gathered virtually (click on the links below to learn more)