Black immigrants continue to face the triple threats of racism, xenophobia, and anti-blackness. In Seattle numerous immigrants and refugees from Somalia, Eritrea, Ethopia and other sub-Saharan countries continue to suffer from police profiling, deportation threats, and poverty. In addition Muslim members of these communities have to deal with constant Islamophobia. Afro Latino immigrants still struggle with erasure by brown Latinos who pretend they do not exists. Undocumented Afro Latinos must not only worry about violence from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), but from local enforcement as well who target black people. Many times Afro Latinos have more economic hardships than African Americans. On Tuesday March 3, we will protest in solidarity with black immigrants in the Seattle area and beyond. This is action is also meant to open space for black immigrants to tell their stories and express their dissatisfaction with the oppression they face. This action is metro accessible from the light rail train or from bus stops at 3rd and Pine and 4th and Pine. This will be an outdoor event that will require moving for moderate distances. If you cannot come out to the protest in person you can still participate by following the twitter hashtag #UASRseattle to stay informed about the protest and to retweet events from the protest. Please Bring: -Warm clothing -Food and water -A protest buddy -Your personal struggle with being a Black Immigrant or Refugee in the United States Let's show Seattle what we mean when we say that All Black Lives Matter!!
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