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It’s a little chilly today, and may be windy tonight at 6:15 when we get together for Tuesday queerfit (directions to today’s Skate Park location at bottom of this post). Meanwhile, up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, it’s 33 degrees and sleeting. And this is happening, right now: a group of New Jersey residents, some of them undocumented, have locked themselves together and are blocking the Elizabeth Detention Center to protest the arbitrary deportation of family members.

From the Not1More website:

“We can’t let more families to be separated. We can’t wait for Congress. After what I saw my family go through I want to help other families that are in the same situation,” explains Rosa Santana, who migrated to the US after Hurricane Mitch hit her home country of Honduras and who’s aunt and uncle were deported.

The action is the latest in a series of civil disobediences that have exposed the harm caused by current immigration policy and urged the President to act…they say they want to bring visibility to those in the Detention Center and to the people suffering from current policies like the Secure Communities deportation program.
See you tonight – it’ll be dark, cold, and uncomfortable. Just like life. The skate park’s street address is 830 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.Driving directions from Inman Park: take Highland Ave. towards downtown. After you pass Highland Bakery, go right on Glen Iris, then right on Ralph McGill. When the road veers left, take a right on Willoughby Way. Go to the end.

Driving directions from Ponce: after turning onto Boulevard, take a left onto Ralph McGill. When the road veers left, take a right on Willoughby Way. Go to the end.

Driving directions from where Freedom Parkway crosses Ralph McGill: turning onto Ralph McGill, drive uphill about 1/2 mile, left on Ashby, then left onto Willoughby Way. Go to the end.

Running/biking directions from The Wall: head down the paved part of the Beltline for ~ 3/4 mile to the skate park