CAMBRIDGE UNITED FOR JUSTICE WITH PEACE,
THE ACLU OF MASSACHUSETTS AND
SOMERVILLE-MEDFORD UNITED FOR JUSTICE WITH PEACE
Invite you to
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE IMMIGRANTS…
A forum on Human Rights, Constitutional Rights, Your Rights
With: Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes, Chair, Cambridge Human Rights Commission
Nancy Murray, Director of Education, ACLU of Massachusetts
Cathy Hoffman, Cambridge UJP
In the aftermath of Sept 11, there have been dramatic and chilling changes in government practices toward immigrant communities. These changes have extended to surveillance of those expressing dissent or protesting US policies, and beyond.
This forum will include testimonies from people whose rights have been jeopardized by the Homeland Security Surveillance State. It will also provide an overview of policy changes that are eroding basic constitutional rights, and the implications for us all.
“First they came for the immigrants…” derives from a famous WW11 quote, attributed to Pastor Neimoller, referring to the passivity of Germans following the Nazi rise to power. They came for one group after another until…they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
This event is free. Please forward to others.