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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Saturn Cafe Hosts Free Our Families Fundraiser in Support of Migrant Children, Their Families, and Racial Justice – Calls for Reversal of Inhumane Separations

July 12, 2018

Berkeley, CA – Free Our Families, a fundraiser to support detained and separated migrant children, will be hosted by Saturn Cafe at 2175 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, on Friday, August 3, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a suggested entrance cost of $25 - $100 (no one turned away for lack of funds). The event will include beverages and appetizers, a silent auction, raffle prizes, and entertainment by Danza Azteca Coyolchauhqui de Santa Rosa, Chill E. B., Vukani Mawethu, and The Screaming Bloody Marys.

All proceeds will go to The Immigrant Defenders Law Center, a Los Angeles based social justice law firm that represents immigrant children facing deportation, Presente.org, a national organization that provides an online platform to speak out against inhumane immigration policy, and Mijente, a racial justice organization fighting against the separation of migrant families from their children.

About Saturn Cafe
Saturn Cafe has been around for close to 40 years. Since its inception, Saturn has dedicated itself to three things: community, social justice, and the environment. Saturn is committed to a menu that supports these ideals. Saturn Cafe has grown and changed over those passing decades, but has remained wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting community-based efforts towards true social, economic, racial, and environmental justice.

About The Immigrant Defenders Law Center
The Immigrant Defenders Law Center, (ImmDef), is a social justice law firm founded to bring us closer to a world where no immigrant is forced to go to court alone. Their dedicated team of attorneys and support staff delivers full-scale deportation defense to nearly 600 immigrants annually. They also provide legal education classes and screenings for approximately 1,300 unaccompanied children in detention each year. ImmDef focuses on representing the most marginalized immigrants, including children in immigration detention and adults with mental health challenges.

About Mijente
Mijente is a national Latinx organization leading on mobilizing against immigration enforcement and criminalization. As a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx movement building and organizing, Mijente seeks to increase the profile of policy issues that matter to our communities and increase the participation of Latinx and Chicanx people in the broader movements for racial, economic, climate and gender justice.

About Presente.org
Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group; advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture and a centralized organizing hub for issues facing Latinxs, with a focus on online activation. They are a platform for the Latinx community, and those who stand with them, to amplify their voices and fight for their collective welfare and dignity. They seek to bring together Latinxs of all nationalities, generations, and regions, with their allies from other communities.

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With more than 500,000 member-volunteers, Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group; advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture.