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Cross-Movement Call #ShutDownIrwin - Shared screen with speaker view
Ed Childs
40:37
Ed childs he/him Boston ,workers world , Unite-Here ,Harvard TPS Coalition
Susan Celia Swan
40:38
HI, Susan Celia Swan (she/her), Executive Director of V-Day/One Billion Rising. Based in San Francisco.
Paula Kahn Freedom for Immigrants she/they
40:42
Paula Kahn she/they, Los Angeles (Tataviam territory in the SF valley), Decarceration Strategist at Freedom for Immigrants
Tammy Alexander
40:52
Tammy Alexander, Mennonite Central Committee, Washington, D.C.
Anton Flores-Maisonet
41:00
Anton Flores-Maisonet (he/él) in Decatur, GA with Casa Alterna, Georgia Detention Watch (steering committee, & Atlanta Friends Meeting (Quakers).
Angela Oliver
41:14
hey y’all! Angela with Project South in ATL.✌🏾
Cathy Jacobson
41:28
Cathy Jacobson, she/her, Atlanta, GA NCJW
Cynthia Martinez
41:31
Hey! Cynthia Martinez (she/her), Southeast Immigrant Rights Network calling from Little Rock, Arkansas
Janhavi (she/her)
41:56
Hello! Janhavi (she/her) from ATL with CAR
Project South
42:22
Press: contact legal@projectsouth.org for interviews and information - Spanish language press: Anicholls@glahr.org
Fola Palmer
43:12
Fola Palmer: Women Watch Afrika, Clarkston GA.
LaDie Mansfield
43:28
La’Die Mansfield (she/her) - Project South & Hello Racism in Atlanta. Hello All!
Kimberly Bollo-Aponte
43:46
could you slow down a bit
genevieve Lechat (she/her) TPS Coalition, Boston, MA
43:48
hi all! genevieve (she/her) Boston, MA. I organize with Harvard TPS Coalition (multi-union group working for #residencyNOW through workplace organizing).
Kristin, AFSC (she/her)
44:17
Kristin Kumpf (she/her), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), D.C. Thanks for your extraordinary organizing!!!
Jan Rivers (she/her)
45:16
Jan Rivers (she/her) Paz Amigos/Casa Alterna volunteer in Atlanta
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
45:46
Posting Link to Toolkit Again:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tpOnWP3Wn7b2xhuwipGtLp8wPem5cmUH10C2HbBZ4nU/edit
Monica Barrera
46:42
Monica Barrera, she/her/ella, Immigration Hub, D.C. (can’t stay the whole time, but so grateful for your organizing, your leadership, and this important space!)
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
51:12
Link to Toolkit:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tpOnWP3Wn7b2xhuwipGtLp8wPem5cmUH10C2HbBZ4nU/edit
Link to Petition:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-the-shut-down-irwin-county-detention-center?source=twitter
Kimberly Bollo-Aponte
56:53
If anyone is in the interpretation channel can you let me know if y’all could hear the interpretation
Allison, AMPLIFY GA
57:22
I hear you!
Kimberly Bollo-Aponte
57:31
Thank you!
Project South
58:19
Please use #ShutDownIrwin #AbolishICE when posting about what’s happening
Paula Kahn Freedom for Immigrants she/they
58:59
Extremely concerning
Project South
01:00:49
Rep. Jayapal (WA) statement: https://jayapal.house.gov/2020/09/16/new-details-regarding-forced-medical-procedures-on-immigrant-women/
Leslie Baldwin
01:02:18
This is not new and happens in multiple institutions.
Angela Oliver
01:02:18
Right on, Priyanka!
Dianne Mathiowetz
01:04:08
Great presentation, Priyanka.
Alondra Barrera Garcia
01:04:30
those in interpretation, can y'all hear me?
Glory Kilanko
01:04:31
Thank you Adelina and Priyanka.
Amari Sutton
01:04:53
Yep. Priyanka's words on consent remind me that we must recognize that the original disregard of consent for these women is in their detainment itself. The carceral nature of the US is an issue here.
Allison, AMPLIFY GA
01:06:03
100% Amari. Can there be consent when you are imprisoned or detained?
Project South
01:06:42
Project South Report (2017): https://projectsouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Imprisoned_Justice_Report-1.pdf
Kimberly Bollo-Aponte
01:08:36
Would it be possible to slow down when talking. please and thank you
Amari Sutton
01:09:06
ICE and the prison system are directly connected here.
Amari Sutton
01:09:35
Thanks, Azadeh.
LaDie Mansfield
01:09:42
Thank you Priyanka, Azadeh, Adelina and all that have been moving this work across institutions.
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:10:00
Link to Toolkit:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tpOnWP3Wn7b2xhuwipGtLp8wPem5cmUH10C2HbBZ4nU/edit
Link to Petition:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-the-shut-down-irwin-county-detention-center?source=twitter
Please use #ShutDownIrwin #AbolishICE when posting about what’s happening
Roula AbiSamra
01:11:37
yes Amari. thank you
Project South
01:13:04
Please sign & share this petition on all your social media!! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-the-shut-down-irwin-county-detention-center?source=twitter
Libby Gozansky
01:13:38
Is filing the petition the only way you get access to communicate with the detainees?
Sharon Stanley-Rea
01:13:47
Do you feel there is any "added" force to have Georgia signers--or truly ALL possible from around the country are needed equally?
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:14:33
By entering your postal code, the location of signers will be able to be identified by location
Project South
01:17:18
We want ALL possible signatures! Yes
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:17:22
Libby, just to clarify, the petition, itself, will not allow any communication with those who are detained. You can follow any of the participating organizations on social media for other ways to take action.

The main function of the petition, is to provide updates about any retaliation and to place pressure on the targets to end the contract and shut down the facility.
Christine Tibbetts
01:18:06
Similar effort for people released from ICDC.
Project South
01:18:24
Please share any connections from your frontlines and other campaigns around the South and the country!
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:18:52
Anton’s email: alternacommunity@gmail.com
Christine Tibbetts
01:20:05
Significant help possible also in communities where ICDC women who have been released are reunited with children. Health care, etc. They who had ovarian cyst “care” now wonder what else happened to them.
Niecee X
01:20:11
Is Dawn Wooten safe? Does she need anything?
Anton Flores-Maisonet
01:21:32
Anton Flores-Maisonet, alternacommunity@gmail.com
Amari Sutton
01:22:26
hand up!
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:22:42
Ms. Wooten has some organizational support, yes. There is also a gofundme for her here:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/protect-whistleblower-dawn-wooten
Leslie Baldwin
01:22:49
This is from US Department of Labor - https://www.whistleblowers.gov/ - you can find a number of resources there to assist whistleblowers
Vanessa Ceceña (she/her/hers) AFSC
01:23:27
AFSC has an Abolish ICE petition: https://www.afsc.org/action/sign-our-petition-abolish-ice?contactdata=x7F3kJVD0BlhVi4FSiVpUV%2blEjaOn1%2fmsQ7AIosNA6N7KxnxDGLc8V8E12M81%2bjRrAiVz9qBmaJ3MeCCOThNLSFlbqpjngFXtM%2fOPNDJrPYayJGC0bF5kHY6UlbVelM8TMUirLzfAdyvjK1ZO%2fiFzhrBeMDQbSu3GT3%2bMNu5COjYQCR0jEUxpDM2ALOzEaasVSKcyVr%2fgi778iBquaxhrg%3d%3d&ms=EMA20AA0916&emci=b0900f19-18f8-ea11-99c3-00155d039e74&emdi=9ee16c1a-53f8-ea11-99c3-00155d039e74&ceid=692748
Leslie Baldwin
01:23:28
The Whistle Blower Protection Program
Leslie Baldwin
01:23:36
https://www.whistleblowers.gov/
Project South
01:23:37
Thank you for that resource!!!
Libby Gozansky
01:23:49
I haven’t heard anything about putting a stop to the gynecological exams and unauthorized surgeries and the lack of proper COVID precautions. Those are the immediate concerns are they not? Don;t those need to stop NOW. Closing the ICE facility isn’t going to happen tomorrow.
Vanessa Ceceña (she/her/hers) AFSC
01:24:16
We released this brief with other partners on Pregnant Women in Detention: https://reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/Pregnant%20Immigrants%20and%20Asylum%20Seekers%20During%20COVID-19.pdf
Maria del Rosario Palacios
01:24:18
MdR here - Would like to start organizing legislators on a local level to ask counties they are in to end 287(g) programs and/or close down detention centers in their area. I think this would both help educate legislators and hold them accountable to the issue.
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:24:58
There is also a fundraiser to support Pauline Binam, one fo the women who was affected and has recently been released:
https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8sFXsJpWln?fbclid=IwAR0fRXLbHxhXUdbOuYQdXzwDbUG17GSCnfjDXXtHI2u1ku1eka1w8MYgJY0
Maria del Rosario Palacios
01:25:10
In GA, I know there’s interest from state Reps to do this. Would love other’s thoughts and if anyone wants to connect on it please let me know.
Vanessa Ceceña (she/her/hers) AFSC
01:25:30
We will also be hosting a FB live as part of the Defund Hate Network: JOIN OUR FACEBOOK LIVE:Take Action: Defund ICE & CBP and Stop Reproductive ViolenceThursday, September 24th4:00 pm ET/ 1:00 PSTTUNE IN HERE: bit.ly/DHReproFBConvo
Project South
01:25:31
Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange - training Atlanta and Georgia-based police officers in Israel - militarizing police that are in our communities
Nina Morgan
01:25:40
++++
Paula Kahn Freedom for Immigrants she/they
01:26:00
This is so important for us to take into consideration when police forces, such as NYPD respond to protests against the hysterectomies with mass arrests, which happened last week.
Carly Perez Fernandez (she/her), Detention Watch Network
01:26:17
Yes! Financial incentives are the bedrock of incarceration. Not just detention centers that are operated by private prison corporations, but within all detention centers there are perverse financial incentives to profit off of people.
Anton Flores-Maisonet
01:26:17
Stay Home Stewart campaign - Facebook.com/stayhomestewart
Niecee X
01:26:29
Thanks
Libby Gozansky
01:26:35
The U.S. has done much more to militarize our local police by donating/selling at a discount outdated military equipment to local police departments.
Amari Sutton
01:26:49
^^^^
Niecee X
01:27:14
Thats great
Xochitl Bervera
01:27:38
To stay connected or join the campaign Azadeh was referring to in the City of ATL— Communities Over Cages: Close the Jail ATL you can go to www.closethejailatl.org. It seems a great idea to link with the various orgs and coalitions focused on closing down jails, prisons and detention centers across the country but especially in the south.
Libby Gozansky
01:28:08
What does ^^^^ mean?
Danielle she/they (SisterSong)
01:28:11
danielle@sistersong.net
Beto Medoza
01:28:28
Athens is having rotes on Saturday. Here is the FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/325542088520001
Project South
01:28:29
Thank you, Danielle!
Amari Sutton
01:28:37
it means boosting the statement made above mine, lol
Kathy OLeary
01:28:44
Yes in NY/NJ impossible to talk about immigration detention without discussing policing and mass incarceration. Three of the 4 detention facilities in NYC/NJ area are county jails. Anyone in the NY/NJ area who wants to connect to the Abolish ICE NY/NJ Coalition working to close all these facilities email me kolearypcnj@gmail.com
Cathy Jacobson
01:29:46
Thank you; have to leave for another Zoom!
Cara Page (she/her)
01:29:55
cpkindred@gmail.com
Cara Page (she/her)
01:30:38
Cara Page; interested in Black, Indigenous & People of Color medical practitioners writing against sterilization and eugenic practices and abuses
Cara Page (she/her)
01:30:51
In the medical industrial complex.
Jill Cartwright
01:31:27
SONG Power is working to end 287g in Gwinnett, followed by other counties like Cobb and to decarcerate and close county jails by ending pretrial detention. We’re right behind our friends at Project South, GLAHR, GA Detention Watch etc working on the frontlines!
Kathy OLeary
01:31:29
We recently learned that the Elizabeth Detention Center was owned by a politically connected private developer that sits on the boards of one of our state universities and local hospital, et al https://www.facebook.com/102314033207233/videos/1819546368186265
Project South
01:31:54
Thank you, Jill and SONG!
Leslie Baldwin
01:32:01
In NY - there is the Justice 4 Women Task Force - follow our work on Twitter @Justice4WomenTF - reach out to me if you want information: daraldb18@gmail.com
Clare Idehen
01:32:20
Thank you everyone for an amazing call! My name is Clare and I’m a 4th year medical student in Atlanta. I am involved with a healthcare coalition called Prison Praxis that partners with abolitonist grassroots orgs advocating for and supporting incarcerated individuals. If there are any ways doctors, nurses, public health professionals and other healthcare workers can engage and offer support please contact me! cidehen@msm.edu
Anna Drallios
01:32:44
The Shut Down Berks Coalition has been attempting for years to shut down Berks Family Detention Center in PA. Gov. Wolf has the authority to issue an Emergency Removal Order but is too cowardly to take action.
Paula Kahn Freedom for Immigrants she/they
01:32:48
Hi all. I have been working on messaging around genocide prevention. What is happening inside these facilities matches the definition in the Connection on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. I am so grateful to share space with you all today.
Libby Gozansky
01:33:04
I have to leave the call. Thank you for all the work everyone is doing.
LaDie Mansfield
01:33:10
Yes, Glory! Gratitude for your work.
Danielle she/they (SisterSong)
01:33:16
SisterSong will be hosting a call tomorrow at 11AM to join in on the organizing and strategy call you can sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeweGIKPIs7YCMV26fvS_Os3ZRt3cXCkLic54CLC6B9Fd0Okw/viewform I can be reached at danielle@sistersong.net
Paula Kahn Freedom for Immigrants she/they
01:33:21
pkahn@freedomforimmigrants.org if anyone would like to connect further.
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:33:23
Sharing these resources again!
Link to Toolkit:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tpOnWP3Wn7b2xhuwipGtLp8wPem5cmUH10C2HbBZ4nU/edit
Link to Petition:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-the-shut-down-irwin-county-detention-center?source=twitter
Please use #ShutDownIrwin #AbolishICE when posting about what’s happening
Kathy Greggs
01:33:35
fayettevillepact@gmail.com
Vanessa Ceceña (she/her/hers) AFSC
01:34:11
Here it is again: https://www.afsc.org/action/sign-our-petition-abolish-ice?contactdata=x7F3kJVD0BlhVi4FSiVpUV%2blEjaOn1%2fmsQ7AIosNA6N7KxnxDGLc8V8E12M81%2bjRrAiVz9qBmaJ3MeCCOThNLSFlbqpjngFXtM%2fOPNDJrPYayJGC0bF5kHY6UlbVelM8TMUirLzfAdyvjK1ZO%2fiFzhrBeMDQbSu3GT3%2bMNu5COjYQCR0jEUxpDM2ALOzEaasVSKcyVr%2fgi778iBquaxhrg%3d%3d&ms=EMA20AA0916&emci=b0900f19-18f8-ea11-99c3-00155d039e74&emdi=9ee16c1a-53f8-ea11-99c3-00155d039e74&ceid=692748
Vanessa Ceceña (she/her/hers) AFSC
01:34:36
OIN OUR FACEBOOK LIVE: 
Take Action: Defund ICE & CBP and Stop Reproductive Violence
Thursday, September 24th
4:00 pm ET/ 1:00 PST
TUNE IN HERE: bit.ly/DHReproFBConvo
Courtni Andrews
01:34:40
Thank you for this! I have to head off but I appreciate all of you. I’ll stay tuned for more.
Vanessa Ceceña (she/her/hers) AFSC
01:34:52
We released this brief with other partners on Pregnant Women in Detention: https://reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/Pregnant%20Immigrants%20and%20Asylum%20Seekers%20During%20COVID-19.pdf
Danielle she/they (SisterSong)
01:35:12
also Reproductive Justice statement can be seen here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpnF3u8Iyr3EgBXhe270utN4ZaT1FtjHmVqr3d8PVfQLwn_A/viewform
Liz Castillo (she/her/ella)-DWN
01:35:16
As Detention Watch Network, super down to continue to support the important work y’all doing locally and follow your lead however helpful/useful. Also, as folx here have shared, abuse isn’t an isolated instance. If folx want support connecting to local efforts across the country to shut down different detention centers, here’s one resource: https://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/take-action/communitiesnotcages If interested, reach out to: campaign@detentionwatchnetwork.org
Christine Tibbetts
01:35:50
Ocilla local community / all for private prison rural locations. — reflect local community, involve local people for biggest impact. Language/culture/attituders matter.
Eesha Pandit (she/her)
01:36:33
There was a successful campaign in Houston to end 287g in 2016, which our coalition centered on our sheriff and DA. Would be happy to share/strategize with folks in the middle of these fights in GA.
Niecee X
01:36:57
Is this the furthest we can go?
Rita Valenti
01:37:15
Huge apologies for jumping on late!
Cara Page (she/her)
01:37:31
Yesss! Thank you SisterSong!
Roula AbiSamra
01:37:37
Yes Eesha! folks been working on 287g here but success stories would be great
Xochitl Bervera
01:37:49
Shut em down! No more cages! Thank you so much to this brilliant coalition and all allies for such important work. I have to run. Happy to strategize on closure pressure if/when helpful.
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:37:49
Sharing again for those who want to follow along on the toolkit
Link to Toolkit:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tpOnWP3Wn7b2xhuwipGtLp8wPem5cmUH10C2HbBZ4nU/edit
Link to Petition:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-the-shut-down-irwin-county-detention-center?source=twitter
Please use #ShutDownIrwin #AbolishICE when posting about what’s happening
Adriana Jasso-AFSC (She, Hers)
01:38:25
We are not far from International Human Rights Day!!!
Christine Tibbetts
01:39:05
Thank you for Support Survivors’ of these procedures. We know them.
Dianne Mathiowetz
01:39:28
I think we need coordinated, large and consistent street protest to keep this struggle in the face of the those in power. Perhaps we can decide on a date where we all organize for a national day too shut down and abolish ICE.
Casey Miller
01:39:30
(December 10 = human rights day)
Casey Miller
01:39:53
...Thursday
Cara Page (she/her)
01:39:58
Gratitude to all the organizers down on the ground in GA! Gratitude Project South, GLAHR, Detention Watch, Women Watch Afrika
Margaret Brown Vega
01:40:34
ICE also force-feeds people, with the backing of the courts. Doctors oversee it - in violation of medical ethics. It might be time to call attention to this practice again and the need to ban it. It might be more common in prisons. Then there's Guantanamo...
Cara Page (she/her)
01:41:15
Can you drop a link for the webinar?
Manzoor Cheema
01:41:39
Webinar: Building a Movement Against Imperialism and White SupremacyDate/Time: Sep 24, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Project South
01:41:39
Manzoor@projectsouth.org
Annie Thomas
01:41:48
Here is the Zoom link for the webinar:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsf-yhqj4oE9aLI1MmuFyGbNPdV_u58eC7
Project South
01:41:51
Thanks, Manzoor!
Amari Sutton
01:41:54
Gotta work towards banning the entire prison/carceral system!! that creates these conditions to begin with.
Manzoor Cheema
01:41:58
Register at:https://bit.ly/3am6T8t
Dianne Mathiowetz
01:42:09
Please support the national caravan to stop the end of TPS for hundreds of thousands of immigrants that is currently travelling through the US.
Margaret Brown Vega
01:42:31
Yes, agreed, Amari.
Niecee X
01:42:45
What if the tribunal was a short term goal to gain support and produce documentation on this abuse and all of the abuses happening thru and in prisons and detention centers .
Jill Cartwright
01:42:53
can someone drop the whistleblower protection resource again?
Manzoor Cheema
01:43:23
Thank you all for your work in interconnecting our struggles to end all forms of oppression. Please do register for the webinar (link shared above)
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:43:32
https://whistleblower.org
LaDie Mansfield
01:43:33
Yes, Amari and Azadeh
Christine Tibbetts
01:43:41
Let’s also use the arts to garner public awareness and understanding.
Amari Sutton
01:43:49
Noted @ Niecee X
V(formerly Eve Ensler) Ensler
01:44:09
I echo what Christine just shared. Massive gratitude to all those working now and for so many years in such brilliant conscious fierce ways.
Laura (she/her) - Tallahassee
01:44:17
Grateful for all of you.
LaDie Mansfield
01:44:23
Hear you, Niecee
Vanessa Ceceña (she/her/hers) AFSC
01:44:24
Thank you all!
LaDie Mansfield
01:44:36
Much love & appreciation.
Cara Page (she/her)
01:44:47
GRATITUDE
Kevin Caron (he/him) GDW, Atlanta
01:44:47
Thanks everyone!
Katherine McCann
01:44:50
Thank you!
Preye Cobham, Esq.
01:44:55
Thank you all, good night, stay healthy