Everyday on her way to work, Dream Team LA member Nancy Meza is reminded of what she fights for. Her commute on the Metro Gold Line from East LA to Downtown, one that is historically connected by the LA River, takes her pass the Metropolitan Detention Center. Through the windows of the train, she can see immigrants being held at the detention center, through their cells. Seeing their hands and faces as she goes to and from work remind her of why she fights for immigrants rights and against laws that criminalize the immigrant community. The video was produced by Dreamers Adrift.
Directed by Eliot Rausch, winner of a 25k Grant from the Vimeo Awards, and produced by Mark Schwartz, ‘Limbo’ highlights the lives of three undocumented immigrants and shares their everyday lives through the lens of a camera. DTLA members Erick Huerta and Nancy Meza are each featured in the 20 minute film.
With actions happening in more than 20 cities yesterday, here are some pics, videos and news articles from here in Los Angeles and Orange County. Members from Dream Team LA, Orange County Dream Team, San Fernando Dream Team, IDEAS at UCLA and numerous other allies and friends came out to banner holding in the morning, hold a street theater performance and rally in front of the immigration court house in Downtown LA, demanding that all deportations stop immediately.
Here’s a clip from some of the street theater performed during the rally.
Pictures from Dream Team LA member Pedro Espinoza
Pictures from CHIRLA
Coverage of the rally on channel 52