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DETENTION RESISTANCE

Our mission is to end the inhumane detention and human rights abuses at Otay Mesa Detention Center. 

 

We want to live in a world that is anti-capitalist and decolonizes the paradigm of the nation-state powers. We want to build an autonomous world where many worlds fit; a just world that respects the humanity of all people to live freely to move freely. We envision a world in which the humanity of all people to live freely is respected.

We do this by organizing and building self-determination for migrants and refugees, and other people who have been criminalized by the state.

 

Read more about our vision here.

OUR WORK

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DETAINEE DIRECT SUPPORT

The Detainee Direct Support committee creates authentic, supportive relationships with migrants in the Otay Mesa Detention Center through letters, phone calls and visitations. The committee also organizes and facilitates transitional post-release physical support.

LOCAL POWER BUILDING

People who were formerly detained and are now at liberty to organize more freely are working to support themselves and those who are still in detention. This committee supports those local people in their work and organization.

OUTREACH & COMMUNICATION

This committee researches local, state and federal detention policies, amplifies detainees voices and organizes actions when needed. In case of need, this committee will put feet on the ground for Rapid Response and create temporary committees to plan events.

GET INVOLVED

We depend on deep, supportive relationships with the people the state has criminalized as the basis of our organizing. Visit our volunteer site to register as a volunteer, or use the contact form below to let us know how you would like to assist us in our work.

CONTACT

DETENTION RESISTANCE

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