Communities will battle white supremacy and mass deportation on the steps of Austin City Hall

August 30, 2017

After anti-immigrant law SB4 was stopped by a judge last night, Austin residents will celebrate, continue to push city leaders to stand up against attacks on people of color


WHAT: The Bout Against Racism

WHO: Immigrant community members and their allies including Austin Sanctuary Network, Grassroots Leadership, United We Dream, and University Leadership Initiative, Worker’s Defense Project, and Youth Rise Texas,

WHEN:   Thursday, August 31 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: In front of Austin City Hall at 301 W 2nd

(AUSTIN, Texas) — On Thursday, August 31, a day after a judge halted the implementation of  SB4, immigrant community members and their allies will stage a metaphorical battle against the white supremacist agenda and the racist foes who suffered a defeat in court last night. SB4 is the racist, anti-immigrant law passed by the Texas legislature and signed by Governor Greg Abbott in May.

Calling it The Bout Against Racism, this street theater action will re-enact the long battle to stop SB4 at the legislature, the courts, and local governments, including last night’s victory. Four well-known foes of immigrants and people of color in Texas will be there — larger than life — trying to wrest the future of the City of Austin from the hands of the communities to whom it rightfully belongs.

Austin residents continue to ask City Council to keep up the fight for immigrant families and protect Black, Brown, and poor communities from unnecessary arrest, incarceration, and deportation even though SB4 has been stopped in court.

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Grassroots Leadership is an Austin, Texas-based national organization that works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past.


Bob Libal,, 512-499-8111