For the past year The FANG Collective has been organizing resistance to the Bristol County Sheriff Department and calling for them to end their collaborations with ICE.
Come hear three local organizers talk about their experience resisting ICE in Bristol County and learn more about how you can join the movement to #ShutDownICE.
The event will be on Friday, October 18th at 6:30pm at the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Church is located at 71 8th Street in New Bedford.
While many people are aware of migrant detention and inhumane treatment of undocumented people near the border, Bristol County Sheriff's Department is bringing ICE into our communities through their 287(g) and IGSA agreements. These agreements empower the Sheriff's Department to detain people on behalf of ICE, and operate an ICE detention facility in Bristol County.
One of the speakers served 10 days in jail at the Bristol County House of Corrections for taking part in an action in solidarity with a hunger strike led by ICE detainees in the same facility, making her one of the the first anti-ICE protestors sentenced to jail time during the Trump administration.
Another of the speakers is going to trial in January 2020 for the same action, and could face even more jail time.
You can learn more about the #ShutDownICE campaign at: ShutDownICEnow.org