An Indictment of Racism and Sexism in the U.S. Penal System
Why is domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander in a Florida jail facing 20 years for firing a warning shot in the air while the killer of Trayvon Martin got off with a “not guilty” verdict? Examine these and other cases of race, sex and class bias in the capitalist prison system and learn what you can do to help Bay Area Radical Women build the movement to free Marissa. Discuss what’s behind the disproportionate jailing of African American and Latino people—including women of color, the fastest-growing group of U.S. prisoners—while the killing of Black youth and immigrants goes unpunished.
Also get updates on the Freedom Socialist Party’s international revolutionary solidarity work, the $100,000 Freedom Socialist Fund Drive, the Bay Area Comrades of Color Caucus, and the battle to fight privatization and keep City College an accessible, public community college for all.
A homemade lunch, with vegetarian options, will be served at 12:15 p.m. ($8 requested donation). The meeting itself is free and open to all.
The meeting is cosponsored by Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party takes place at New Valencia Hall (address and directions above). For childcare, please call ahead; for more information, call 415-864-1278 or email bafsp [at] earthlink.net