This is not a subtle time in America or the world. It’s a highly disruptive time, with people fleeing famine caused by climate change, people at war, people harassed by gangs, people shot at work or school, and so on.
To fight against the gross injustices that are happening right now on our watch, the messaging from politicians and humanitarian causes must find a new much more aggressive edge.
RAICES, the Texas-based immigration legal services nonprofit organization, has the necessary edge, and their current campaign to get kids out of cages is a great example of how hard the resistance has to hit the oppressors.
This is not a subtle time in America or the world.
According to Gothamist, No Kids in Cages, a project helmed by RAICES and the advertising agency Badger & Winters brought the heat to Manhattan this morning. They placed 25 guerrilla marketing installations in strategic locations around the city, each one illustrating the painful reality happening now at our southern border.
Badger & Winters Founder Madonna Badger said, “What has been happening at our borders is inhumane and against domestic and international law. There is no justification for harming the ones among us who are most in need of love and protection.”
— Voto Latino (@votolatino) June 13, 2019
The cages installed around NYC were designed to highlight the grim conditions endured by children detained at the United States-Mexico border. In addition to the physical embodiment of incarcerated children, the cages also pipe out sound recordings that have been captured at detention centers.
Ad Age reports that police in New York are reportedly using chainsaws to tear down a series of installations to protest the treatment of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border—just hours after they first appeared on Wednesday morning.
Undaunted, RAICES appears to be warming up and ready for more.
If you thought the cages were subtle…
A 150-year-old installation once used as an INTERNMENT CAMP for Japanese-Americans during World War II, has been selected to detain 1,400 migrant children.
History won’t repeat itself. Not on our watch.https://t.co/utuUjz2AxF
— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS) June 12, 2019
Freedom fighters are all too rare today. RAICES is fighting to free children from cages. In America. Right now. The news media can find some other topic of the day. For RAICES and many other Americans, immigration is the issue that will not go away.
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