Families Belong Together – El Cerrito @ El Cerrito Plaza (in front of DAISO)
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


MoveOn members across the country are joining Families Belong Together events on Thursday, June 14, to oppose the cruel, inhumane, and unjustified separation of children from their parents at U.S. borders. Communities are seeing the devastating and lasting effects this policy could have and are ready to speak out. This day of action was planned by local activists across the country, not a national organization, because they know families can’t wait. Action is needed now.

Under this Trump administration policy pushed by Attorney General Sessions and defended by Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen, ICE and Border Patrol agents have torn more than 650 children from their families in  just two weeks in May! Thousands of children have been taken from their parents and detained in cages since this policy was adopted in 2017.

With Father’s Day approaching, now is the time to protest these abuses and demand reform.

Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Jun 15 all-day


There will be workships on Police HORROR, public safety and security.

There will be training on NLG Legal Observer Program – National Lawyers Guild.

There will be workshops and discussions concerning American Dreamers and homeless individuals.

Stop Gun Violence Now!

All are welcome to bring your tents, grills and food.


Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Jun 16 all-day


There will be workships on Police HORROR, public safety and security.

There will be training on NLG Legal Observer Program – National Lawyers Guild.

There will be workshops and discussions concerning American Dreamers and homeless individuals.

Stop Gun Violence Now!

All are welcome to bring your tents, grills and food.


Father’s day ICE protest @ West County Detention Center (ICE Holding facility)
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

I don’t see any better way to celebrate father’s day than by protesting the immoral separation of families.

I cannot in good conscience be a good father without teaching my children compassion and to fight for what is right. There was no way I could celebrate while families are being cruelly torn apart.

While searching for a way to make this day more meaningful, my friend Megan proposed the idea of the protest at the ICE detention center.

Yes, it’s last minute and 100% grassroots, but I hope you will join me in making this a meaningful Father’s Day for all of us.

As the Declaration of Independence says: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

If we do anything less, we are no longer Americans.

Please share widely!

Tell ICE: Families Belong Together – SF @ ICE San Francisco
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Some activists reached out to us who are planning for an action, Tuesday, June 19, 1PM at ICE’s SF HQ. They’d like to remain anonymous, but asked us to publicize their call.

Please join in standing up to this moral horror of family separations and detention of immigrants and refugees at ICE’s SF headquarters, 630 Sansome, 1pm. #keepfamiliestogether #familiesbelongtogether

You can also share this on Twitter,

What to do:

1. Bring a bluetooth speaker or stereo
2. Use this link to play audio of kids in cages screaming for their parents:
3. Play the audio through your bluetooth speaker
4. Let’s make ICE hear these kids!

Keep the Heat on ICE – Families Belong Together @ El Cerrito Plaza
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On June 14th hundreds of people gathered at the 4 corners of El Cerrito Plaza to protest the family separation policy that is traumatizing children, parents and frankly, the country. This is an evil policy, a disgrace, that cannot be ignored. It is self-imposed by the Attorney General and the President. Family separation is not a law, it is simply a policy designed in the most cruel way to deter immigrants seeking asylum at our border. Bring a sign, and be part of our Human Billboard.


Separation of Families Protest at Richmond ICE Facility @ West County Detention Facility
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meet at the Light Rail parking lot on Curtner at 10:30 am on Friday. Bring your signs! We are inviting Resistance groups from the Bay Area to join us. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! RSVP so we know how many will be there. Thank you!

Families Belong Together Rally – SF @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Day of Action at West County Detention Facility @ West County Detention Facility
Jun 26 all-day

UPDATE: Tuesday’s action begins at 7:00AM. Vigil until 7:00PM. Press conference/rally at 12NOON with members of the Richmond City Council and representatives of local organizations. All organizations endorsing the action are invited to participate.

Individuals drIving to the action are encouraged to stop by the Richmond BART Station (east side) to help shuttle. Van shuttle begins at approximately 8:30AM and will continue throughout the day, twice an hour. Bring sunscreen, water, snacks and signs.

We are absolutely committed to non-violence. Legal Hotline # is 415-909-4NLG (415-909-4654).


The only ICE facility in the Bay Area is located within the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA and operated by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. On any given day, approximately 200 (adult) immigrants are detained there. Contra Costa County Sheriff John Livingston refuses to permit local organizations and elected officials to inspect the facility.

One of his deputies was recently arrested and charged with sexual assault against two inmates. We are working with Richmond-based community organizations, labor unions and immigrant rights groups to protest Trump’s cruel immigration policies as well as the racial disparities in our justice system that contribute to mass incarceration of people of color, particularly African-Americans.

Please join us this Tuesday, all day, as we stand against ICE and Trump’s racist policies. JOIN US!

We’re working on a shuttle to/from Richmond BART. AC Transit #71 also runs from BART to the jail about every 30 minutes.


#SFLabor Rally and March @ Union Square
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join #SFLabor at a rally & march!

Workers are demanding:
1. Hotel Workers demand fair contracts and rally to say #1job is enough
2. Public Sector workers stand together to say they will stay #unionstrong in the face of corporate backed Janus case

Rally Against Proposed Concord Concentration Camp – El Cerrito @ El Cerrito Plaza
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

About 600 people are expected to show up for a rally and human billboard protesting the detention camp at 6 p.m. Thursday at the entrance to El Cerrito Plaza on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito, according to a member of El Cerrito Shows Up.

“We will hold a human billboard action in which we will line up on San Pablo at the heart of commute time and hold up signs with messages,” said Sherry Drobner, an organizer with El Cerrito Shows Up reached by telephone Saturday morning.

“This is comparable to the Japanese internment camps,” Drobner said, linking the mass detention of immigrants to camps that existed in the Bay Area during World War II. “Our country apologized for those camps, so we already know this is wrong.”

Families Belong Together Day of Action Protest @ West County Detention Facility
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The conditions of detention centers are cruel and inhumane, and they exemplify a world where capital is valued over human lives. June 30 is a national day of action to support immigrant rights.

Join East Bay DSA and Families Belong Together on June 30 to protest at the ICE/West County Detention Center in Richmond.

June 30 is the anniversary of the signing of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which eliminated the cruel, previously existing quotas by country. But we still have a long way to go—capital moves across borders seamlessly while it’s still too hard for people and families to do the same. We stand in solidarity with those fighting to stay in this country and stay together as families.

Learn more

Families Belong Together: Berkeley Mobilization @ Old City Hall Steps
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Family separation is another Trump-created crisis. This is not at all required under current law — despite the lies coming out of Trump’s mouth — and Trump could put an end to this with a phone call. And like so many other Trump-created crises, Republicans in Congress are letting it happen. Some may have expressed concerns about the policy, but none have done anything about it. That’s where you come in. Join our rally as part of a national day of action (like the airport protests) in support of keeping families together. (Why do we even need to say that?!)

Link to event information:

Event Issue Focus: Families Belong Together


Keep the Heat on ICE- Reunite Families @ El Cerrito Plaza
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Be part of the human billboard campaign to send a message to our community and our officials. 2,000 children are still missing! 2,000 children are still crying, frightened and alone. Trump may reunite and then jail families together, with no end date. Can we allow this? Can we let the attack on immigrants continue? The dehumanization of men, women, and children…the criminalization of those at the border and those who live in our community are purposeful attempts to convince citizens that the cruel immigration policies can be justified. We know better and we must continue to SHOW UP. Join with other families. Bring a sign, join in song. Inspire others and be inspired.

ICE Protest: Richmond West County Detention Center @ West County Detention Facility
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Protest an Unjust Eviction @ OneFam
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Onefam in West Oakland is facing an un-just eviction. This is a call to action!

WHAT: Protest at Arnie’s
BRING: loud voices, signs, cars…
TRANSPORT: please contact Angie to coordinate rides. 925.695.6503.

The eviction of one fam, a community center with a bike shop, performing arts venue, and cafe that is run primarily by working class people of color from the neighborhood, where all feel welcome, would be truly tragic.  We’re asking for your help.  We can win this fight, but not without all the support we can get.

We will be going to the house of the landlord who is trying to evict Onefam, Arnold Fields. We’ll be presenting him with a petition signed by members of the community urging him to sit down and work with Onefam, to find an alternative to a court facilitated eviction.

We need as many people as possible to show up.  This way, even if he is not present and we tape the petition to his door, he’ll definitely get it and be clear about how much community support and people power Onefam is rolling with.

Please let us know if you can go, how you will be getting there, and if you have capacity to help with transportation, so we can organize groups of folks getting out there. Please also consider sending this to specific people you know as opposed to any groups or lists.”

Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Protest at Richmond Jail / ICE Detention Center @ West County Detention Facility
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the community protest of mass incarceration and immigrant internment at the Richmond jail, aka West County Detention Facility (WCDF)! Asylum applicants from the border are often relocated there, so those who’ve had their kids taken away from them may be held at WCDF. The cruel, racist separations rent by immigration, policing and cash bail policies deal terrible emotional and economic injuries on our loved ones, neighbors, and communities. We must fight to free our peoples!

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• LEARN from Pastor Rhina Ramos of Plymouth Church about her work in the LGBTQ+ immigrant community
• HEAR impacted family members share testimonials
• SHOUT with the Let Our People Go community circle
• and MORE to be announced shortly

LET OUR PEOPLE GO is a youth-and-elder-friendly action that opposes the immorality of detentions/deportations and mass incarceration with activist debriefs, music, art, stories, poetry, interactive small groups, and representation from various faith communities and faithless humanists. Accessible site with parking, plus bathrooms right inside in the visitors waiting room.

The monthly Let Our People Go protests were initiated by members of Kehilla Community Synagogue on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 11am, modeled in part on the first Saturday vigils held by our partners at Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. A grassroots effort, Let Our People Go is organized by volunteers from Kehilla’s Immigration Committee and Congregation Beth El. The ongoing participation from regular attendees is what creates a powerful community circle, a sustained message of resistance to the powers that lets detainees and their loved ones know that estamos en la lucha con ellos. **If your school, network, affinity group or congregation is interested in getting involved, contact us at**

A one-hour protest, Let Our People Go is a way for our communities—especially those with citizenship privileges—to stand up for our peoples and bring more attention to this immoral site of internment right in our community. We aim to convey a sustained message of resistance to the right wing’s racist, xenophobic, anti-Muslim, ableist, transphobic, homophobic, misogynist ramp up of authoritarian policing, mass incarceration and deportation practices—if not now, when?

One Million Flames – OccupyICE Solidarity Rally & Vigil w/ AbolishICESF @ ICE San Francisco
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

OccupyICE encampments and blockades have popped up all over the land called the United States and are building a National Solidarity Coalition to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Join Abolish ICE SF as we rally and stand vigil for all those locked up and deported, and in solidarity with the #OccupyICESF blockade raided by the San Francisco Police Department on July 9th after being established on July 2nd. We also stand in solidarity with all the OccupyICE actions and blockades across the continent facing local and federal police repression.

Friday, July 13th Candlelight Vigil across the land called the United States to show solidarity with families detained by ICE and announce a national movement going forward together to #AbolishICE

Rally from 7-9pm
Vigil from 9-10pm

Please bring candles, altar materials, photos, song, and medicine to share. Art and signs are welcome.

#OneMillionFlames #AbolishICE #MeltICE #OccupyICE

Other #OccupyICE #OneMillionFlames vigils:
– Detroit:
– Philadelphia:
– Los Angeles:
– New York City:

National Day of Action Against ICE
Jul 17 all-day