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THIS EVENT MAY REACH CAPACITY and attendance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The check-in line will move faster for those who RSVP via WithFriends and those who donated $ to secure their ticket will be guaranteed access if they arrive by 7pm.
Mayday Space and The Intercept present the 1st edition of the RAD: Reporters and Activists Dialogue series.
// doors open at 6:30 & drinks sold by donation // childcare available* // mixer afterwards at Starr Bar--Mayday's sister space a short walk away //
As the rise and presidency of Donald J. Trump have become inextricably connected to anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has emerged as one of the government’s preferred apparatuses for the criminalization of immigration in the U.S.
In New York City, a so-called sanctuary city, ICE has conducted hundreds of increasingly aggressive raids and has arrested and deported an alarmingly high number of undocumented immigrants – often with total disregard for the wellbeing of those under its supervision.
The Intercept has been reporting from the front lines and the borderlines of today’s immigration battle — and ICE’s inhumane tactics have been the focus of key investigations by several of its reporters. Concurrently, resistance to Donald Trump’s immigration policies has also identified ICE as a priority for organizing efforts, and reporters and activists have drawn from each other’s work in their reporting of and opposition to the agency.
“Resisting and Reporting on ICE,” is a discussion about the opportunities – and limits – of the collaboration between journalists and activists within the national movement for a humane and fair immigration system. The first of a series titled “RAD: Reporters and Activists Dialogue,” this conversation is aimed at thinking through the relationship between reporting and organizing – and identifying further ways in which journalists, organizers, and impacted communities can continue learning from each other.
ALICE SPERI is a New York-based reporter who writes on justice, immigration, and civil rights for The Intercept. She has reported from Haiti, Colombia, El Salvador, and Palestine, as well as from across the United States. Originally from Italy, she lives in the Bronx.
RYAN DEVEREAUX is an award-winning investigative journalist covering immigration enforcement, the drug war, and national security. Prior to The Intercept he worked at Guardian US reporting on policing and criminal justice. His work has also been published by Rolling Stone, The Nation and the Village Voice. He is based in New York City.
ANDREA SÁENZ joined Brooklyn Defender Services in 2016 as a supervisor in the Immigration Practice, as part of the team that provides deportation defense through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), the first-in-the-nation immigration public defender program that BDS helped to pioneer.
BENJAMIN NDUGGA-KABUYE is the Research and Advocacy Manager at Black Alliance for Just Immigration, where he analyzes, investigates, and interprets policies, programs, and issues that impact Black families and communities across the diaspora.
KEMAH GEORGE is the Community Engagement Manager at The New York Immigration Coalition. Kemah works to strengthen immigrant communities through education and engagement. In her advocacy role, she supports the Black Immigrant Engagement Initiative and Know Your Rights workshops.
LUBA CORTÉS is the Immigrant Defense Coordinator at Make the Road New York. Luba is a writer, organizer, and advocate, whose work explores the intersections of undocumented experiences, queerness, and indigeneity. Luba’s expertise lies in amplifying immigrant voices and navigating political landscapes for national and local advocacy work.
RAVI RAGBIR is a NYC immigrant rights activist who has helped thousands of people as an organizer and now as the Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City. He works directly with those who are facing deportation to empower them to struggle to remain in the US.
This event is FREE, but a $5-10 suggested donation is welcomed at the door to support Mayday as a resource for grassroots movements across NYC. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
THIS EVENT MAY REACH CAPACITY and attendance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The check-in line will move faster for those who RSVP via WithFriends or EventBrite: https://withfriends.co/event/635303/resisting_and_reporting_on_ice
*NEED CHILDCARE? To guarantee we have enough space, please contact us by Thursday at 8pm. You can still inbox us after then and we will let you know if there's capacity.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: This event is taking place in a large hall on a 3rd floor of an older building (no elevator), if you need assistance, let us know. There are gender-neutral bathrooms with small stalls.
If you would like to join the VOLUNTEER crew helping put this event together, msg us at firstname.lastname@example.org.