To mark United Nations World Refugee Day on June 20, students, activists, and community leaders in cities across the country are gathering at the stores and headquarters of sponsors that have failed to address the Darfur genocide - despite their responsibility as stakeholders of the Olympics. Click here to attend an event in your community.
Breakthrough TV is sponsoring a Night of 1,000 Conversations this week, focusing on ICE enforcement activities.
On June 19, thousands of people from across the country will gather in homes, offices, coffee shops, and places of worship to discuss how the overreach of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is undermining the civil liberties and human rights of people living in America.
At the NYC event on June 19th, former War Veteran, Warren Joseph who’s real life immigration story was adapted for the character “Marc” in the ICED video game will speak as part of a panel on the Night of the 1,000 Conversations. The panel will focus on the detention and deportation of immigrants in the United States.
Moderated by: Gouri Sadhwani - Deputy Executive Director for Campaigns and Activism at Amnesty International USA, other panelists include Julie Dinnerstein - Staff Attorney for Sanctuary for Families and Chung Wha Hong - Executive Director of New York Immigration Coalition.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
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