Sunday, February 22, 2009

Get on the Van! March 7th

this just in from UH's SDS Chapter....

UH SDS March 7th Protest Flyer

Shut Hutto Down! - Change we can believe in

Students for a Democratic Society of the University of Houston is callingfor a protest at the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Center in Taylor Texas on Saturday March 7th. The T. Don Hutto Facility is a retrofitted medium security prison run by the Tennessee based Corections Corporation of America, that detains pregnant women and women with children awaiting immigration court hearings.

This is a violation of the rights of children, a draconian false solution to the issues raised by human migration, a huge waste of taxpayer dollars going into the pockets of CCA shareholders, and a bad public policy, period. The intersection of xenophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria and thecontinual growth of prisons for profit is a threat to human rights. We cannot sit by and allow private companies to profit of off the incarceration of children.

As part of the 100 actions in 100 days to end family detention we arecalling on people and organization from throughout Texas to join us on March 7th in Taylor Texas at 11am at the T. Don Hutto Residential Facility 1001 Welch St, Taylor, TX, 76574. Please get in touch if you wouldlike to be listed as a co-sponsor.

SDS in Houston will be leaving from the University of Houston campus at 7:30am to caravan to Taylor. If you would like a space in one of our vans (we are also asking for a deposit for the rental), or to carpool with us, please write us an email SDSUHtx [at ] gmail [dot] com.