As we celebrate Children’s Day/el Dia del Niño/a, La Caravana por los Niños campaign continues to shine light on forced family separation in the U.S.
In February 2021, President Biden ordered the establishment of the President’s Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families which includes the heads of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice, and the State Department. One year later, according to the Task Force’s own reports, more than 1,700 children remain separated from their loved ones.
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Join the Central American Resource Center – CARECEN SF, Chicana Latina Foundation, Galería de la Raza, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc., Latinx Racial Equity Project, and Presente.org/Alianza Americas as we launch the second phase of the campaign. We are calling on President Biden and the Task Force to keep their promise and immediately uncage, reunify, and heal migrant children taken by the U.S. government from their families.
We call on our community partners and allies to sign our petition. Add your voice. We demand transparency from the Task Force about the administration’s child reunification process. We are also calling for allocation of the necessary resources in support of the families’ healing from this trauma, and for the Biden administration to take urgent steps to end family separation and forced detention of immigrants as he promised during the campaign.
YOU CAN TAKE ACTION BY:
- Signing and sharing the petition: Add your voice.
- Following La Caravana live streams, and weekly posts which you can access through our social media channels available at our websites:
- Sending the Task Force a message on a postcard that we will deliver on May 1st, 2022 in person in Washington D.C. as we join thousands of immigrants and allies marching for justice, racial equity and systemic reform.
Post cards are available at the following local sites in our Bay Area community:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in partnership with Galería de la Raza
701 Mission Street
Thursdays – Sundays, 12pm-6pm
Kalí Kìin (CARECEN SF & IFR Programs)
3143 Mission Street
Monday – Friday, 9am-1:30pm
Instituto Familiar de la Raza
2919 Mission Street
Monday – Friday, 9am- 5pm
Brava Theater Center in partnership with Chicana Latina Foundation
2781 – 24th Street
Monday- Friday, 11am-5pm
La Clínica – Cultura y Bienestar in partnership with Latinx Racial Equity Project
1415 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
Caravan for the Children Launches Phase II of its Campaign
For over a year, LREP has continued its collaboration with CARECEN, Galería de la Raza, Chicana/Latina Foundation, and Instituto Familiar de la Raza on the Caravan for the Children to advocate for the reunification of immigrant children and families separated from the border. Previously, the Caravan participated in discussion panels, met with legislators, promoted an online petition, hosted an art project for writers and artists to submit works addressing this issue, and marched with immigrant groups in Washington, DC.
On March 25, the Caravan launches Phase 2 of its campaign to Uncage, Reunify and Heal the children.
As of today, more two thousand children remain separated from their families after the current administration campaigned to prioritize their reunification. Over a year has passed, and only 100 children have been reunited. As a community that values family and understands the devastating impact this separation has on children. Along with the understandig of its as a racist and historical practice used to found this country, starting with seprating black children from their parents during slavery, the Caravan knew its work was not over. We knew we must act!
Let President Biden know we won’t let these children and families be forgotten!
You can show your support for Caravan for the Children by signing the online petition. (add button linked to the petition)
Please click on the link, sign the petition, and send it to 20 of your family members, coworkers, and friends.
On May 1st, a delegation of Caravan organizers will, once again, go to Washington, DC and bring the local postcards and online petition to the doors of the President’s Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families. We want to flex our collective political muscle and let the administration know the effort to Uncage, Reunify and Heal has broad support in the Latinx community and well beyond.
Please show your support for reuniting immigrant families and children! Support the campaign to Uncage, Reunify, Heal by signing the online petition, and getting others to join us!
¡Si se puede!
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