Join Working Educators at Berks Family Detention Center this Sunday

Philly educators are heading to Berks Family Detention Center on Sunday 7/15! We will be joining the Shut Down Berks Coalition and Pennsylvanians from across the state to demand that Governor Wolf SHUT DOWN BERKS!

The Berks Family Detention Center in Berks County is one of 3 family detention centers in the entire country (and the only one outside of Texas), and has a proven history of abuse towards immigrants and children. Most recently, Berks has been in the news for denying a donation of bilingual children's books from a Mighty Writers summer program.

Governor Wolf has the power to issue an Emergency Removal Order and shut down the facility, but he has continued to make excuses instead of taking action. As educators and families, we cannot stand by while our state is complicit in abuses towards students and families... 

Vigil to #ShutDownBerks Family Detention Center

Sunday, July 15th 3:30pm

1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533

Many educators will be driving from the Philadelphia area, and we invite you to join us. Rides are available with educators in the area! Contact Kate ([email protected]) to arrange a ride, or for any questions. 

Can't make it Sunday? You can still support!

1. Call Governor Wolf's office ASAP at (717-787-2500) to say: "Protecting Immigrant Families is the right thing to do. You absolutely have the power Issue an Emergency Removal Order on the Berks County Detention Center. Issue the ERO now!" 

2. Follow the Shut Down Berks Coalition on facebook and twitter to support the campaign.