After public pressure, families being held in the T. Don Hutto detention facility were released in late 2009, but this for-profit private prison is now filled with immigrant women, most of whom are seeking asylum. The Hutto Visitation Program is a way to show solidarity with the women detained there, resist the isolation of detention, monitor human rights conditions at Hutto, and refuse a detention system that labels humans as “illegal.”
A benefit with live music for the program will feature Kunitan, Body Rock’s DJ Chorizo Funk, and Riders Against the Storm. There will be free appetizers, a silent auction, and discussions with members of the Hutto Visitation Program.
Tickets are $8 in advance at MonkeyWrench Books (110 E. North Loop) and the Grassroots Leadership office (607 W. 14th St.), or online at the Grassroots Leadership website. Tickets will be available for $10 at the door. Information on Facebook.
Location: El Sol y La Luna, 600 E. 6th St., Austin