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CCNY rallies against deportations

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CCNY rallies against deportations

 

WHAT: In a show of solidarity with students that might be at risk, City College of New York's Coalition to Resist Deportation is rallying on campus to resist federal moves to detain and deport undocumented aliens. The rally will be followed by a march to Amsterdam Avenue, where participants will surround the campus, symbolically protecting undocumented students from federal raids. City College has declared itself a "Sanctuary campus." The rally is the first event in a campaign to actively defy harsh federal efforts to deport undocumented residents. The Coalition to Resist Deportation is a coalition of CCNY faculty, students and staff. They plan to work closely with other campuses in New York and around the U.S.

WHO: Vincent Boudreau, interim president, CCNY
Safat Chowdhury, president, CCNY Undergraduate Student Government
Ramona Hernandez, director, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Jean Krasno, Department of Political Science, CCNY
Yatziri Tovar, co-founder, CCNY Dream Team

WHERE: CCNY's North Academic Center (NAC) Plaza, 160 Convent Avenue, Manhattan.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017

CONTACT: Ashley Arocho, CCNY Public Relations, 212.650.6460, aarocho@ccny.cuny.edu
Jay Mwamba, CCNY Public Relations, 212.650.7580, jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu