Massive Oakland “Defend DACA” Rally
After the big rally in San Francisco on Thursday, supporters of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are planning a rally and march on Saturday in downtown Oakland.
This direct action comes after President Trump announced he would begin phasing out DACA starting in about six months unless Congress passes a more permanent solution.
Defend DACA Rally & March
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 2pm
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Please check Facebook before heading out as details can change, sometimes at the last minute.
Other Upcoming Political Events
- “Defending DACA” Workshop at UCSF Cole Hall – Thu. 9/7 at Noon
- Special Hearing on DACA: Immigrant Rights Commission at SF City Hall – Mon. 9/11 at 5:30pm
- Trump-Proof the Bay Area – Oakland Peace Center – Sat. 9/16 at 6:30pm
- “No Hate in the Bay” March – Berkeley – Sat. 9/23 at Noon
From the event organizers:
On Saturday, September 9th at 2PM in Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland, we invite all undacamented folks, families and allies to join us in a rally and march to show love and support for #DACA. We must show those affected that we stand with them, and those making the decision that we’ve already made it for them. We are here to stay!
*** NOTE: This will be a RADICAL space. ICE officers, police, deportation service members, etc. ARE NOT WELCOME. And folks who support them are not welcome either. We are planning on creating a safe and inclusive environment–anyone who supports or is apart of law enforcement or other deportation services will disrupt the space that we are aiming to create. Be cautious and defend those under attack at whatever means necessary. ***
Immigrants have been under attack within Amerikkka for decades, now–it’s nothing new. However, the Trump Administration has recently sent out and initiated threats on our undocumented siblings, and it’s time that we show them solidarity and fight back against the normalization of Trump’s cruelty and bigotry.
We must show up as a community in solidarity with those who are targeted by the threats on DACA made by Trump; and we must resist the hateful, misinformed actions that this administration is taking to further marginalize and oppress our fellow citizens. Ending DACA will affect over 11 million children—we must be prepared and ready to mobilize the SECOND one of their lives is under attack.
Please join us, this will be a peaceful demonstration centered around showing endless support and love for our community members who are under attack by this administration and ICE.
If you are able to help provide bottled water/granola bars, OR if you or someone you know would be fit to speak at the rally, please contact me at:
– Family/Youth Friendly
– Wheelchair Accessible
– ASL Interpretation
– 12th St. BART is the station for this event!
PROFILE PHOTO ARTWORK: Susan Simensky Bietila