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July 23, 2019

7/9/2019 10:50:00 AM
Women's March on July 13
Submtitted by Women's March Illinois




On a daily basis, immigrant communities in Illinois live with the fear that imminent raids and escalated activity by ICE, as stated by Trump, will rip families apart. We see more information each day regarding deplorable situations at the border - where government officials deny there is a humanitarian crisis, where children are treated as less than human, and where more children have died in immigration custody in 2019 than in the past 10 years.

In Illinois, we are taking a stand.

We see the current criminalization of immigrants, those coming to our borders seeking asylum and those seeking a better life for themselves and their families, as a continuation of the United States’ deep history of exploiting and criminalizing immigrants.

We reject the framework of hate + profit. Instead we envision a movement that builds intersectional power among our vibrant communities and a nation that recognizes the incredible social and cultural value of immigrants in our society.

Join immigrant rights, social justice, and grassroots organizations in protest against the administration’s destructive policies and actions, and take a stand to welcome immigrant communities in solidarity. Add your voice to those in the movement to end criminalization, detention and deportation of immigrant families in the United States.

Join Women's March - Illinois and many other organizations on Saturday, July 13, 11am, at Daley Plaza!

Action Network event

Facebook event

ASL interpreters will be provided. Additional accessibility information will be posted as details of the rally are finalized.

We look forward to seeing you there in support!

Women's March - Illinois Board Members
Mrinalini Chakraborty
Kina Collins
Brenna O'Brien
Noura Almasri
Valerie Simutis
Deborah Harris

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Comment by: Jean Smilingcoyote

I wouldn't get near this march. I think something billed as a "women's march" should stick to its single topic: women. Women are concerned about a wide variety of problems - and have a wide variety of opinions on them. It's offensive that some people assume that because a person is a woman, she has a certain opinion on any particular issue. And leave monarch butterflies out of the imagery. I'm supporting monarch butterflies by growing milkweeds, and speaking up for milkweeds not on my property. I wonder if the people who use the monarch butterfly in imagery supporting certain kinds of immigration, are doing anything to support the real monarch butterflies.

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