DAME publishes “The Case for Civil Disobedience,” article penned by JOIN alum

Abbi Goldberg with her hands behind her back as a police officer is arresting her.

Abbie Goldberg (’19) under arrest.

On July 2, I was one of 18 Jews arrested in Boston for shutting down the South Bay Detention Center, and one of over 100 people arrested across the country protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the migrant detention camps at the border. This was part of a national mobilization calling attention to the fact that Never Again Is Now. We called on our ancestry as Jews to say that we know we can’t wait until it’s too late to fight injustice of this magnitude. We also know that vigils, marches, and spreading the word alone did not stop the Holocaust and they alone will not close these modern-day concentration camps. We grew up hearing “Never Again” and committing civil disobedience is our way of saying it now.

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