February 23 and 24|Detroit, Michigan
Border civil rights issues are no longer limited to the Southwest. Racial and religious profiling, harassment, abusive interrogation, searches without probable cause, road checkpoints and sweeps of public transit have become common along the Northern border, and across the country. Border Patrol and Field Operations continue to act with unaccountable disregard for basic human and civil rights standards
Please join the Northern Borders Coalition to help create shared border civil rights strategies and collaborate with the Southwest.
At the Northern Borders Organizing conference, we’ll discuss the reality on the ground in the North and South, and attempt to build concrete organizing legal, organizing, policy, and political strategies that we can move forward together.
Alliance for Immigrants Rights – Michigan
New York Civil Liberties Union
Michigan Immigrants Rights Center
One America – Washington
Ohio Action Circle
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services – Michigan
Hotel, Travel and Location Information
Location. The conference will be held at the United Auto Workers - Ford National Training Center, 151 West Jefferson in downtown Detroit, Michigan. More location information is on the following page.
Lodging. Conference attendees are responsible for booking their own accomodations. The Northern Borders Coalition has negotiated a group rate at the Courtyard Marriott Detroit Downtown, located at 333 East Jefferson, of $95 per room for two beds. To make a reservation, call the Courtyard Detroit Downtown at (313) 222-7700, and ask for the Northern Borders Conference rate.
Travel. Conference attendees should fly into "Detroit Metropolitan Airport - Wayne County," airport code DTW. A 5% discount is available for conference attendees who fly Delta Airlines. At the search window, click on "Meeting or Event Code," and on the new screen, fill in the code "NM8UJ" in the field marked "Meeting or Event Code."
NOTE: Online registration is currently closed. You may register at the door. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to register in-person. The conference fee is $50.
The UAW-Ford National Training Center is located in downtown Detroit between Cobo Hall and Hart Plaza. Parking is available in the Cobo Hall ramp.Map