February 2016 Bay Area Workshop Print

Bay Area Supporters:

The refugee crisis, forced migration, mass incarceration, police brutality, militarization at home & abroad - so many of the most pressing issues of our time are fueled by the senseless Drug War, yet we have largely failed to build the coalitions to help bring an end to these devastating policies.

Over the last 18 months, SOA Watch has increased our agitation through protest, popular education, and lobbying efforts around the Ayotzinapa disappearances, the Central American refugee crisis and other Drug War related issues. Please join me, Nansi Cisneros of Voces Contra el Olvido (an organization of family members of those disappeared in Mexico), and other allies like yourself in San Francisco this Monday to discuss the 2016 Border Vigil in Nogales, AZ, upcoming legislative campaigns (including California specific campaigns), and other ways to plug into the work of SOA Watch and the greater solidarity movement.

WHEN:     Monday, February 15 (President's Day), 6:00 PM
WHERE:   Redstone Building - 2940 16th Street, Room 301
(between Van Ness & Capp in the Mission), San Francisco, CA 94103

Given the stepped up U.S.-led militarization of not only U.S. borders but also of Mesoamerican borders, most notably Plan Frontera Sur in Mexico, and the recent raids on refugee families inside the U.S., it is an important time to plan what our collective response to these injustices will be. We need your input and participation to make change happen!

Please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or suggestions. Hope you are able to take few hours of your holiday to join in furthering these important discussions.

En Solidaridad,

Arturo J. Viscarra
Immigration & Human Rights Attorney
SOA Watch Advocacy Coordinator