Tsuru for Solidarity is a nonviolent, direct-action project of Japanese-American social justice advocates working to end detention sites and support front-line immigrant and refugee communities targeted by racist, inhumane immigration policies. They stand on the moral authority of Japanese Americans who suffered the atrocities and legacy of U.S. concentration camps during WWII, and they say, “Stop Repeating History!”

Their mission is to:

  • Educate, advocate, and protest to close all U.S. concentration camps
  • Build solidarity with other communities of color that have experienced forced removal, detention, deportation, separation of families, and other forms of racial and state violence.
  • Coordinate intergenerational, cross-community healing circles addressing the trauma of our shared histories