Thursday, December 16th, 4pm — 6pm

Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center

A Short History and Media Studies Critique by UPS' Comm370 class

UPS Communications and Diversity class (Comm370) will be holding a community presentation and discussion on the Northwest Detention Center this Thursday, December 16, from 4-6pm in Jones Hall, room 203. This will include a history of the detention center and its ties to City of Tacoma by Tim Smith of the Civil Rights Defense Committee, followed by a discussion of NWDCs absence in local media and public discourse.

What: Tacomas Northwest Detention Center: A History and Media Studies Critique
When: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 4-6pm
Where: University of Puget Sound, Jones Hall, room 203
Why: because we live in Tacoma and it is important!

The Northwest Detention Center is an immigrant detention center on the tideflats of Tacoma, WA. As of December 13, 2010, this facility is detaining 1489 people. These are individuals who have been detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through work and home raids or prior incarceration. NWDC is owned and operated by Geo Group, a private prison corporation whose relationship with City of Tacoma began in 2003a relationship community leaders would rather not discuss, although they profit financially from the facility existing in Tacoma.

Cost / Admission
free

Link to more info »
Contact Info
Collin
cveenstra@pugetsound.edu
Tags
Immigration, Media Studies, Northwest Detention Center, Social Justice, Tacoma