Ending the Criminalization of BIPOC and Immigrant Communities

In the last 30 years, the criminalization of immigrant communities has greatly intensified due to the implementation of a host of draconian pro-enforcement policies. Among other things, these policies intensified the immigration consequences of some crimes and compelled local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts, increasing detentions and deportations and further heightening the climate of fear in immigrant communities. As communities continue to grapple with the effects of these policies, leaders at the national and local level are organizing to end the criminalization of immigrants as part of the broader effort to end the criminalization of BIPOC communities. Join this session to gain a deeper understanding of these efforts from experienced organizers

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 -
1:15pm to 2:45pm CDT