The general DWN listserv an unmoderated space open to DWN members, allies, and supporters who are concerned about the U.S. detention and deportation system to exchange ideas, news and events.
DWN is a national coalition of organizations and individuals building power through collective advocacy, grassroots organizing, and strategic communications to abolish immigration detention in the United States. Detention Watch Network imagines a world where every individual lives and moves freely and a society in which racial equity is the norm and immigration is not criminalized. The abolition of immigration detention is part and parcel of struggles against racism, xenophobia, discriminatory policing, and mass incarceration and our aims coincide with these broader struggles against racialized oppression.
Immigration detention is a key component of the United States’ immigration enforcement apparatus. By focusing primarily on immigrant incarceration, Detention Watch Network aims to remove one of the drivers of mass deportations while also addressing the broader role of incarceration and criminalization in U.S. society. DWN’s core purpose is to bring together complementary strategies for a multi-pronged approach to ending detention, including organizing, advocacy, litigation, direct service, research and communications. DWN provides a space for networking and information sharing as well as for sharing analysis and expertise on shifting government policies. Building the capacity of members through training and peer-exchange is an important aspect of DWN’s work. The Network’s theory of change posits that a paradigm shift from an emphasis on punishment and deportation to one that promotes dignity and freedom must take place in order for us to achieve our vision.
DWN membership is a unique opportunity to meet, learn from and collaborate with others who are actively engaged in anti-detention efforts. To learn more about becoming a DWN member, visit www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/joindwn.
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The DWN Listserve is an unmoderated space open to DWN members, allies, and supporters who are concerned about the U.S. detention and deportation system to exchange ideas, news and events. The list is not open to media and government employees. If you are a member of the media or a government employee and would like to receive updates from DWN, please send your request to email@example.com. To subscribe to the DWN Listserve, register at: www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/listserve.