On April 1st and 2nd, organizers and activists from across the country will gather in US House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district in southeastern Wisconsin to plan for the May 1st General Strike and develop a longer-term strategy for our movements based on collective economic power.
Immigrant communities organized Day Without Immigrants general strikes nationally in 2006 and in Wisconsin in 2016 that defeated anti-immigrant legislation. In February 2017, immigrant community members organized work stoppages and business closures nationwide against immigration raids. Voces de la Frontera organized a strike in Wisconsin on February 13th against Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s decision to enroll in 287g.
This convening will bring together organizations to follow the lead of the community members and deepen a strategy of bold action based on our collective economic power.
When: Saturday, April 1st, at 8:45am, till Sunday, April 2nd at 1:30pm
Where: Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport, Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport, 6362 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, WI 53154
Sponsors: Voces de la Frontera, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
Local Host: Voces de la Frontera
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