Wednesday, September 30 @ 7:00pm
76-11 37th Ave., Jackson Heights
In Europe, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are seeking asylum. Meanwhile in the United States, waves of migrants – many of them children – from Central America were stranded at the U.S./Mexico border, with many being detained by immigration authorities and held in for-profit detention centers with no oversight. Racist politicians like Donald Trump have seized on this, turning migrants and refugees into political scapegoats, all the while ignoring that their own military, political, and economic policies around the world are responsible for creating this displacement. From free trade agreements to drone attacks to the arming of brutal dictatorships, displacement is not some accident. The ruling class of the U.S. and other nations have helped make parts of the world unlivable and criminalize those seeking to escape to a better life.
However, regular people have stepped up, literally overwhelming local governments with their generosity to the refugees. If politicians represent the people, why are the people the ones providing the assistance? Why can money flow freely across borders but not people? How can we end the cycle of seemingly endless cycle of war, greed, and displacement? Come to a meeting to discuss the roots of the migrant and refugee crises, the support and solidarity ordinary people can build, and why we should ALL fight for a world without borders.