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Release MN 8 Fundraiser

  • Boneshaker Books 2002 23rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

From The Facebook Event Page:

Last fall in Minnesota, eight Cambodian men were detained by ICE. These are Cambodian refugees who came to the US when they were very young. Five of them have been deported to Cambodia, some having never even been there because they were born in refugee camps outside of Cambodia. The RELEASEMN8 team has been working for months to achieve justice for these families, and fundraising for legal costs to fight for their release. For the families of those deported, the financial and emotional strain is heavy.

Jewish Voice for Peace - Twin Cities is partnering with the RELEASEMN8 to hold a fundraiser for families to help with legal costs, as well as day-to-day costs associated with meals, rent, medical care, clothes, etc., anything that would make their lives a little bit easier during this time.

DETAILS:
Film Screening of Sentenced Home, a documentary about deported Cambodian refugees
Thursday, June 22
6-8pm
Boneshaker Books

Following the film we will have a discussion with folks from the RELEASE MN 8 organization to go more in depth about this crisis. We will discuss the current situation here in Minnesota, as well as racist immigration polices that allow these situations to happen.

We ask for at least a $10 donation.

BACKGROUND ON RELEASEMN8:

https://www.cambodiadaily.com/weekend/foreign-homeland-129951/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/deporting-refugees-is-wrong-the-case-of-chamroeun_us_58df0c7ce4b03c2b30f6a673

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-minnesota-eight-dont-want-to-be-deported-to-a-country-theyve-never-lived-in

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/under-deportation-threat-cambodian-refugee-awaits-hearing

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/cambodians-facing-deportation

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