#STATUEOFLIBERTYCLIMBER FIGHTING IMMIGRANT FAMILY SEPARATION

 March 13th, 2019  | 01:09:40 | E11

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Summary

This episode of  @monument_lab features activist Patricia Okoumou, widely  known as the woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018.  Okoumou ascended the base of the statue as a direct action against the Trump Administration’s harsh and inhumane tactics of family separation at the US-Mexico border. 

Episode Notes

This  episode of Monument Lab features activist Patricia Okoumou, widely   known as the woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018.   Okoumou ascended the base of the statue as a direct action against the  Trump Administration’s harsh and inhumane tactics of family separation  at the US-Mexico border. Okoumou will be sentenced on charges  of  trespassing, disorderly conduct, and interference with agency   functions. In the days before her sentencing, we spoke with Okoumou from   Staten Island. She offered detailed accounts of her time on the   monument, her time spent recently near the US-Mexico border, and her   climbs on other symbols of power — the  Eiffel  Tower and the  headquarters of a For-Profit Immigrant Detention Center  operator in  Austin Texas. She also shared glimpses into her broader  struggle to end  family separation.

https://monumentlab.simplecast.com/episodes/okoumou-86axjeOmhttp://monumentlab.com/podcast-1/2019/3/13/okoumou

Contributors Monument Lab: Paul Farber and Patricia Okoumou  

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