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ALL PROCEEDS FROM DOWNLOADS IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2019 WILL BE DONATED TO CIMA'S WNC SANCTUARY MOVEMENT FUND. These donations help raise funds for legal expenses that undocumented immigrants facing legal actions may require and raise funds for expenses associated with ensuring sanctuary.

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"CIMA connects, strengthens and organizes communities to take action for immigrants rights in Western North Carolina. CIMA strives for inclusive communities with justice, freedom, and equality for all.

Hence, at its heart, CIMA/ WNC Sanctuary Movement is an extension of this mission. Sanctuary, as defined by CIMA, is a space for refuge for all targeted communities such as black and brown bodies, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, the Latinx community, etc. We are committed to weaving an intersectionality of protection, active resistance, education, resilience, resources, healing, critical thinking, contemplative action and transformation.

As a Latinx led organization, our efforts have focused on resisting oppression and mobilizing for a “positive place” for targeted and Latinx communities, one in which families can live their lives without fear of sudden detainment or deportation. We understand that our work in protecting the Latinx community does not occur in isolation, but rather within a larger systemic and historical context of oppression, racism, direct and indirect violence, ransacking our communities for profit, criminalization, dehumanization and the over policing of communities of color. The framework of our work is that of solidarity.

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Pull yourself in and isolate.
You can't hold the truth while you carry the heaviest weight.

Orbiting bodies still have horizons.
You can't see it, but the other side is there.
Follow the curve til you reach perihelion;
What you find there may be the end of you.

Shoot the messenger. Mercury rising.
Solar flare rushes to swallow us all.
Shield your eyes to the oncoming storm,
But every one of us is already gone.

In your life, did you ever foresee yourself
Standing on this shore,
Head in the sand but still convinced
You're breaking new frontiers of light?

Pull us all in and regulate.
"Why won't you help bear the weight of all this?"
You scream as you dig your heels in.

Shoot the messenger.
Mercury Rising.


from The Light Escaping, released September 20, 2019
Guitars, bass, and drums recorded by Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business.
Vocals and violin recorded by James Pratt and Jason Cronk.
Mixed by Kris Hilbert.
Mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering.

Art by Alex CF


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