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Title: 'Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions"
START DATE: Wednesday May 21
TIME: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
333 Valencia, Rm 350
(betw 14th & 15th Sts, #14, 49 buses or 16th St BART)
map at http://goo.gl/maps/hJL3F
Event Type: Fundraiser
Contact Name
Email Addresssf [at] allwomencount.net
Phone Number415-626-4114
Crossroads Women's Center Film Screening:
'Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration &
New Visions for Criminal Justice in the US'

Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
333 Valencia, Rm 350
(betw 14th & 15th Sts, #14, 49 buses or 16th St BART)
map at http://goo.gl/maps/hJL3F
Wheelchair accessible (call the number below for arrangements)
$10 donation requested—more if you can!
(No one turned away from lack of funds.)

This event is a fundraiser to support a grassroots delegation from various organizations to go the Left Forum in NYC at the end of May. A list of the organizations is below.

The film "Broken On All Sides is a compelling documentary addressing racial inequities within our criminal justice system and its devastating collateral consequences. It is an excellent resource to use in educating, motivating, and empowering your group, organization, or community on this critical issue."

The documentary centers around the theory put forward by many, and most recently by Michelle Alexander (who appears in the movie), that since the rise of the drug war and the explosion of the prison population, and because discretion within the sys¬tem allows for arrest and prosecution of people of color at alarmingly higher rates than whites, prisons and criminal penal¬ties have become a new version of Jim Crow. Read more about the film at http://tinyurl.com/mgho8xb .

Since its completion in February 2012 the director, Matthew Pillischer, has been doing a grassroots tour of the movie: setting up meetings in cities across the country, where a screening of the movie can kick off discussions by people who were formerly incarcerated and their families and allies on how we can dismantle the system of mass incarceration.

More information on the event: sf [at] allwomencount.net , 415-626-4114

Organizations seeking to attend the Left Forum in NYC are: Global Women’s Strike and Payday men’s network in LA, Philly, & SF Bay Area; CA Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC); DHS/DCFS Give Us Back Our Children (Philly & LA); Every Mother is a Working Mother Network; Fight for Lifers (Pittsburgh); Haiti Action Committee; Human Rights Coalition/Philly & Pittsburgh; Payday men’s network/Philly & UK; Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights (POWER)/Olympia, WA; Queer Strike/Bay Area; US PROStitutes Collective/Bay Area; Welfare Warriors/Milwaukee (WI); and Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee (Pittsburgh).

This event is being put on by: US PROStitutes Collective, Queer Strike.
Co-sponsors: All of Us or None, a project of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Freedom Archives, Haiti Action Committee, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 20th, 2014 7:47 AM

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