Resources for Resistance and Protection
“#NoBanNoWall,” “No Hate No Fear, Refugees are Welcome Here”
In the first 48 hours after President Trump issued his executive order on Friday, January 27, 2017, tens of thousands mobilized in protests at airports, including lawyers with laptops ready to file motions, and Democratic officials ready to offer their encouragement to the protests.
Three of the seven countries specifically targeted are in Africa, but the threat is to all refugees, to the global system of protection for refugees and other displaced people, and to the future of human rights and of U.S. democracy.
People in the US-Africa Network are deeply dismayed by this policy, grounded in our mission statement: “The US-Africa Network facilitates communication and solidarity among people and groups in the United States, on the African continent, and in the African Diaspora. We are intergenerational, transnational, and multi-racial. We work for universal human rights and global social justice, recognizing that contemporary global issues are interlinked to each other and not confined within geographical and social boundaries.”
The road ahead is not clear, as the Trump administration, under the leadership of extreme white nationalist, Islamophobe, and anti-Semite Steve Bannon, vowed to double down on its agenda.
This short list of resources is a basic set of links relevant for protests, lobbying, and finding support for those threatened by the administration’s actions. It includes Africa-specific organizations to which participants in the US-Africa Network are linked. Please send corrections or suggested additions to firstname.lastname@example.org. List compiled January 30, 2017.
List of airport protests
Crowdsourced google doc
List of senators and governors with their contact information and positions on the issue
Major National Organizations
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
National Immigration Legal Services Directory
National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
National Immigration Project
Groups working specifically with African immigrants
African Communities Together (ACT)
Based in New York
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
Based in New York, Los Angeles, Oakland, Atlanta
Priority Africa Network (PAN)
Based in San Francisco Bay Area
United African Organization
Based in Chicago
Partial list of #NoBanNoWall demonstrations January 29, 2017