On April 10, over 750 immigrants held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma began refusing meals. Their hunger strike is now entering its fourth week, and more than 70 women joined the strike TODAY. Please show the hunger strikers that they are not alone, and come to a solidarity encampment outside the detention center gates. Stay for an hour or stay all day!
WHY? The Northwest Detention Center is the largest immigration prison on the West Coast. We support strikers’ demands that the NWDC: pay workers more than $1 per day; lower commissary prices; offer better food; and let detainees have contact visits with their families; stop transfers to other facilities; and have a speedy court process.
WHERE and WHEN? 1123 East J Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, 7 PM tonight (May 1), and going 24 hours a day for the next three days.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Food and water to share, sleeping bags if you are spending the night, camp chairs and canopies if you are spending the day. Art supplies and musical instruments are welcome.
For Updates: Check out NWDC Resistance on Facebook