This is the story of immigrants fighting back against an unjust system by putting their bodies on the line in peaceful protest against state violence: they went on hunger strike. From 2014 to the present, detained hunger strikers protest unfair labor conditions, inedible food, and lack of medical care. They demand to be released on bond while awaiting their immigration hearings.
CJI grantee, Justice Committee, released this new video as part of their campaign for justice for Ramarley Graham, who was only 18 years old when NYPD officers unlawfully busted into his home and killed him.
CJI’s mission is to end Mass Criminalization and Mass Incarceration in the United States by building and strengthening the infrastructure of the grassroots criminal justice movement. We fund where the movement is developing, shifting and growing. We fund work that uproots the systems that harm and perpetuate injustice while sewing justice, healing, atonement, kinship, creativity, and love in its place. CJI believes this movement should be led by those most impacted by the injustices of the current system, working in alliances across race, class, faith, gender, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status and age.