Peaceful protest at Dilley family detention center

Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
South Texas Family Residential Center, 300 El Rancho Way, Dilley, TX 78017

Grassroots Leadership is proud to support the Friends of Crystal City Interment Camp for their pilgrimage and peaceful protest on March 30, 2019.  

On March 30, 2019 an ad hoc group of 50+ people will make a pilgrimage from across the country to the former site of the Crystal City Family Internment Camp where innocent people of Japanese ancestry were held for indefinite detention during WWII. More than 4,000 men, women, and children were incarcerated as a result of racism, wartime hysteria, and the failure of political leadership. The pilgrimage will honor all who suffered the long-term social, economic, and psychological consequences of unjust incarceration. We will hold in our hearts, gratitude for the strength and resilience that has been passed on to us.

Forty miles away from our pilgrimage site is the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas where mothers and children are being incarcerated while seeking asylum in the United States. We oppose the criminalizing of innocent people who
are seeking legal means for protection in our country. It is our intent to speak our truth and loudly register our protest against the frightening repetition of mass incarceration of innocent people.

We will stage a peaceful protest right outside the main road on Highway 85 on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm


You are welcome to join us with our message: STOP REPEATING HISTORY!