Minneapolis, MN -- As national attention has focused on the caravan of Central American refugees winding its way through Mexico towards the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrants and their allies
Minneapolis, MN — As national attention has focused on the caravan of Central American refugees winding its way through Mexico towards the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrants and their allies in Minnesota will rally in support of the caravan on Friday, November 30th.
Minnesota Caravan Solidarity called the action which has been endorsed by over a dozen local organizations, including Minnesota Hands Off Honduras, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Immigrant Movement for Justice, Asamblea de Derechos Civiles, COPAL MN, Haiti Justice Committee of Minnesota, Morena Minnesota, Women’s March Minnesota, Anti-War Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Women Against Military Madness, Minnesota Cuba Committee, and Puerto Ricans in Minnesota Committee.
Despite winter weather, organizers are planning for a robust turnout in solidarity with the caravan on November 30th. A rally featuring Honduran immigrants sharing their stories will start at 5:15 pm in front of the Federal Building. Afterwards, a march to Wells Fargo will highlight the complicity of the banking industry in supporting for-profit detention centers across the U.S.
“U.S. foreign policy created many of the economic and political crises that our brothers and sisters from Honduras and Central America are desperate to escape,” according to the statement issued by protest organizers. “Migration has been taking place throughout human history, and the migrants now coming to the United States are seeking a better life for their families. We reject Trump’s vilification of immigrants as dangerous rapists and murderers. We want all migrants to know that we welcome them with open arms to our community.” “We call on Minnesotans to join us as we declare: ‘Refugees are welcome here! No troops at the border! No human being is illegal!’”
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Minneapolis Federal Building, 4th Street & 4th Ave, downtown Minneapolis
212 Third Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55401
Immigrant Movement for Justice651.224.7308