Tomorrow we walkout in solidarity with undocumented/immigrant/black/queer/and POC at UMass INCLUDING *students, faculty and staff* This is part of a nationwide walkout initiative by Movimiento Cosecha to demand our campuses as sanctuaries against deportation efforts, discrimination, fear and coersion. We demand UMass NOT COMPLY with existing and future governmental requirements and pressures to identify and endanger the safety and security of anyone in our community in connection with their status as immigrants, undocumented or otherwise.
On November 16th, we are calling on all students and faculty to join the movement to declare their campuses a #SanctuaryCampus and commit to putting our bodies between Trump and undocumented students.
We are already seeing students rise up on our own– but we must create national solidarity to create a massive resistance against Donald Trump and to demand permanent protection, dignity, and respect for all immigrants.
It’s time that we unite to protect our most vulnerable people– including undocumented immigrants, Black people, Muslims, Queer people, and all people of color.
We must amplify each other and rise up together in the face of Trump.