The Inhumanity of Detaining Children: Homestead, Migration, and Borders

  July 30

  6:30 PM Edwards Church

  Free - Everyone is Welcome

Cosponsored by USNF, come listen to witness reports and analysis about detention centers in the USA. 

Shel Horowitz and D. Dina Friedman were part of a group visiting Homestead, Florida. This center has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.

D. Dina Friedman is a long-time activist on peace, social justice and environmental issues. She was the co-founder of the Save the Mountain campaign that saved Mt. Holyoke from 40 trophy homes, and she is currently a regular contributor to Rogan's List, a nationally distributed call-to-action website. She is also a widely published poet and the author of two young adult novels. 

Shel Horowitz has been both an activist and a marketer for more than 40 years. As the owner of, he looks for the intersections of social change, environmental healing, and business success. His 10th book is Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World.

Javier Luengo-Garrido from the ACLU Immigrant Protection Project visited facilities in Texas.

Dr. Laura Briggs from UMass Amherst will be able to provide historical context of child internments in the USA. Her forthcoming book is titled, Taking Children: An American History of Terror from Slavery to the Border

Our moderator is Dr. Justine Dymond from Springfield College. 
She is a writer and an activist.
This is a free event. Everyone is welcome.