July 30, 2019
Join us in a conversation as we listen to witness reports and analyses about detention center camps in the USA.
Shel Horowitz and D. Dina Friedman are part of a group called Western MA Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice
D. Dina Friedman is a long-time activist on peace, social justice and environmental issues. She was the co-founder of the Save the Mountain campaign that saved Mt. Holyoke from 40 trophy homes, and she is currently a regular contributor to Rogan's List, a nationally distributed call-to-action website. She is also a widely published poet and the author of two young adult novels.
Shel Horowitz has been both an activist and a marketer for more than 40 years. As the owner of GoingBeyondSustainability.com, he looks for the intersections of social change, environmental healing, and business success. His 10th book is Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World.
Javier Luengo-Garrido is the Project Coordinator for the ACLU Immigrant Protection Project. He manages the Western Massachusetts IPP Call Center for immigrants and their families who have questions or need legal referrals to navigate possible deportation proceedings. His work also includes advocacy and relationship building with statewide and local immigrant communities. As part of his work he has also visited detention centers in Texas.
Dr. Laura Briggs from UMass Amherst will be able to provide historical context of child internments in the USA. She is currently finishing a new book, Taking Children: An American History of Terror From Slavery to Central America to the Border, due out next spring.
Our moderator is Dr. Justine Dymond from Springfield College.
She is a writer and an activist. https://justinedymond.com
Offbeat Womyn Drummers, an all female ensemble based in Western Massachusetts, will play music. They draw from a variety of drumming traditions to rock the beat. Thank you for volunteering to bring some great music to this event.
Co-sponsored by Beit Ahavah ~ The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton, Edwards Church of Northampton, Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, Indivisible Northampton, the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, and more to come.
This is a free event. Everyone is welcome.