Date(s) - 03/06/17
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Metropolitan Correctional Center
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No Separate Justice’s (NSJ) first vigil in 2017 will be happening on Monday, March 6 from 6-7PM outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan, a federal prison where people accused of terrorism-related offenses have been held in solitary confinement for years, even before they have been tried.
As we come back together for the first time this year, we are fortunate to have George Hirose, Co-President of the Japanese American Citizens League – NY Chapter, with us. Mr. Hirose is one of our crucial allies from the Japanese American-led campaign, Day Of Remembrance (https://www.facebook.com/dayofremembrance/) who, in marking the 75th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s shameful Executive Order 9066 which brought about the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans in WWII, also say “Never Again” to the same bigotry and racism faced by Muslim Americans across the United States right now. We will also be getting updates from local organizations on the frontlines of the struggle against Islamaphobia and explore more deeply the troubling infrastructure set up by Republicans and Democrats alike that provides the new adminsitration with ready-made tools to use in its unconsionable campaign of Islamophobia.
Please spread the word and join us.
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Directions to Vigil: The closest subway to MCC is the 4,5, or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge – walk up Centre Street to Foley Square and look for Pearl Street which is in between the two huge federal courthouses on Foley Square. Walk down Pearl Street one block to where it dead ends on Park Row – the vigil takes place there on the corner across from the entrance to MCC.
Learn more at no-separate-justice.org , and follow the Campaign on Twitter, @NSJCampaign, and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoSeparateJustice