July 1st, 2018. Where around 400 people attended a rally in Cranston outside the Adult Correctional Institutions against the separation of families and all policies that facilitate family separation. In the summer heat, people chanted and held up their opposition to the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” policy on immigration at the border. Speakers from local organizations demanded justice while bringing awareness to RI's own family separation due to the justice system. Full UpriseRI.com article here. Photography published here.
Community activist, Justice Gaines is running for Providence City Council in Ward 1, and this video was created for her campaign needs. Both highlighting moments from the rally and a relevant point her in speech.