What to Do about Concentration Camps?

Dear Friends,

I came home to a disturbing number of articles in the mainstream media today (6/25/2019) , e.g. PBS, CBS, etc., about U.S. concentration camps holding children and families in inhumane conditions. 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/a-firsthand-report-of-inhumane-conditions-at-a-migrant-childrens-detention-facility?fbclid=IwAR2lYtgNwctVvpL9qPmPecR6dGl5U14IRG-MskTw1G66_bJIB7hZisOzYxs

https://bit.ly/2Y0I236?fbclid=IwAR1r2zWYwlzl7WIymL8z59RIbTVn9r7yr7LyduPfvj7gnfBtIH58cGt4RsA

https://www.gq.com/story/us-border-concentration-camps?fbclid=IwAR0xaR03CD_og6hnmIKIM4lDVUwcZigcgg_Al0dNqTQfiy46seFKJJQULTg

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/george-takei-i-know-what-concentration-camps-are-i-was-inside-two-of-them-in-america/?fbclid=IwAR2vaZz3IgFGYaH7wyQIgD02rouv2_vPSn9bWTx6a8kSPI8LhDQcjl13rBM

The news isn't surprising, given the treatment of migrants that Friends have witnessed. What is surprising is the mainstream media is now calling out the inhumane treatment of children and families with the "c" word.

What are good Quaker responses? What is a human response in a country and at a time when so many issues are pressing, and so much media and Internet chatter? 

Here's one organization, Lawyers for Good Government, that is raising money to send lawyers to defend migrant children and families:

https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/blog/2019/6/21/what-can-you-do-to-help-immigrants-whose-rights-are-under-attack?fbclid=IwAR2tE2LqMKt-nBMkoZ3zA2MPUvs3XtQXmEGeMZ-5S73OqZm0B4h22fWJHPM

What are other organizations and ways to educate, inform, and advocate? Local, national and international broad-based marches, akin to Pride? Other ideas?

In peace and solidarity,

Suzanne

 

from Suzanne Simons, Olympia Friends Meeting (6/25/2019)