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On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to detention camps across country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

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The Coalition to End Child Detention is proud to host a screening of the documentary Witness at Tornillo. 

Those of you who were with us during the fight to shut down Tornillo most likely remember Joshua Rubin, the man who camped outside the child prison for 3 months, and later moved on to Homestead with the same philosophy: to hold space, to be present, to bear witness to the abuse being committed by the United States Government.

Join us on November 20th for a screening of the documentary Witness at Tornillo. Share the event with family and friends. We must pre-sell tickets prior to the event in order for it to take place.

If you were with us, you are a part of this. If you weren't with us, this is an invaluable opportunity to be taken back to Tornillo, and to join us now in the fight to end child detention and migrant abuse.

This documentary follows Joshua Rubin as he set up camp outside the Tornillo child prison, adding consistent presence and garnering national support in the movement to shut down the facility. Members of the Coalition to End Child Detention are proud to have worked with Joshua, and look forward to sharing this film with the El Paso community.

 

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Uncaged Art presents the work of youth, ages 13-17, who were detained at the Tornillo detention center in West Texas. Comprised of paintings, drawings, and handicrafts made of found materials, the work reflects the resiliency, talent, and creativity of young men and women who trekked 2,000 miles from their homes in Central America to reach the United States. Opened in June 2018, Tornillo was the largest detention center for children in the United States with 2,500 youth when it closed in January 2019. The art from the Tornillo detention camp provides us with a window into the personal world of migrant children whose visions and voices have often been left UNHEARD.

This exhibit will be on view from April 13 through October 5, 2019.

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