“My name is ___ and I represent (org/city where you live). I’m calling to demand that ICE releases Karim Golding from the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Alabama. Since being detained in Etowah, Karim contracted COVID-19 and due to not receiving proper medical care, he continues to face long-hauler systems.
The courts have also granted Karim a stay of removal but ICE refuses to release him because they deem him a “threat to public safety.” Karim is anything but that, and this has long been proven by his community relationships, his rehabilitation while incarcerated for over 10 years, AND by the Courts and a judge. Karim has been separated from his family for over 14 years. He should be free and returned to his family now. I urge you to release Karim from detention!”
(New York, NY) U.S. Citizen Pascal Shakoure Charpentier, Wrongfully Detained by ICE for 219 Days is Released!
Deportation Case Remains in Place as Family, Friends & Activists Welcome Him Home On-Line Rally Thurs, Feb. 18 @ 12 PM ET
WHAT: Digital Rally and Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday February 18, 12:00 p.m. EST
WHO: New Sanctuary Coalition, MPower Change, CAIR-Council on American-Islamic Relations, Freedom To Thrive, BAJI-Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and Family & Friends of Pascal Shakoure Charpentier, as well as Shakoure, himself.
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR: an online variety show fundraiser for New Sanctuary Coalition
Saturday, February 13 -- 7:30 to 9 p.m. eastern/6:30 to 8 p.m. central via Zoom
Join us this Valentine's Day weekend as we raise energy and funds to support NSC in continuing the fight to abolish ICE, free every detained Friend, and dismantle the racist U.S. immigration system.
- Music by Abena Koomson Davis, musical director of the Resistance Revival Chorus
- Poetry by Carlos Andrés Gómez, Colombian-American poet, actor, and author of Fractures, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
- Hip-hop dance instruction by Tanji Harper, artistic director of The Happiness Club and founder of Blu Rhythm Collective
- Poetry by Tarfia Faizullah, author of Registers of Illuminated Villages and Seam
- Sacred sound journey by Elana Bell, sound practioner, poet, and creative alchemist
Hosted by Geoff Kagan-Trenchard, poet, immigration attorney, and superstar New Sanctuary Coalition volunteer and supporter
with special LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR cocktail/mocktail instruction by master mixologist, writer, and raconteur Paul Johnson!
Questions? Email [email protected]