Eyes on ICE Webinar Series

Watch our 2-part#EyesOnICE webinar series, a collaboration with the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP). Read our follow-up blog post for more detailed responses to the webinar Q&A.

Webinar #1 covers important “know your rights” and tactical information around documenting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Webinar #2 focuses on how groups are documenting and organizing around encounters with immigrations and customs enforcement (ICE), and learn more about their approaches, challenges, and vision for a way forward. Presenters include organizers from Make the Road New York, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Equality for Flatbush and Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

Background: ICE continues to surveil, target, and harass immigrant communities, often showing up at homes in nondescript clothing, identifying as police officers, or using fabricated stories to gain entry. In an escalating climate of fear and uncertainty for immigrant communities, WITNESS and IDP remain committed to protecting immigrant communities and supporting activists and organizers.

Filming these encounters on a cellphone or other device, if possible, can help expose illegal activity and human rights abuses committed by ICE officers, deter violence, substantiate reports and serve as evidence. However, if footage isn’t captured and/or shared safely and ethically, there can be unintended harm to both the person being filmed and the person filming.

En español: You can also watch the webinars in Spanish here and download the videos here.

Want to use these resources in your work? Find the presentations and additional resources from the webinars here. Download our tip sheet on Filming ICE here.

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