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Protest the Latest CYA Death
Date Sunday September 19
Time 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
Arch Road and Frontier Way
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorBooks Not Bars
If you haven't heard yet, we have sad, bitter news. Another young man has died
inside a California Youth Authority prison.

CYA staff found Dyron Brewer "unresponsive" in his cell at the Chad facility on
Sunday, September 5 at about 3.45 am. Dyron was 24 years old. He was from Oakland.

A lot of questions remain unanswered. How did Dyron die? Why does this keep
happening? How can we stop this from ever happening again?


This tragedy weighs heavy on all of our hearts. On Sunday, we are going with
Dyron's family to Chad in Stockton, where Dyron died, We will show the guards, the
administrators and state lawmakers that we will not stand for one more death.

Please join us this Sunday in Stockton for a protest at the facility where Dyron
died. Here's the information about when we're meeting:

Sunday, Sep 19 @ 2.30 pm
Arch Road and Frontier Way
Monet Zulpo-Dane
415.951.4844 x231

* * * DONATE * * *

We are working hard to support Dyron's family in this difficult time. If you would
like to help, too, the family is accepting donations for funeral expenses. Anything
you can give would be truly appreciated.

If you can give, please make checks out to TYMAN SMALL and mail them to:

Tyman Small
c/o Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
1230 Market Street
PMB #409
San Francisco, CA 94117

Thank you for your time, concern and support. We have a long way to go before CYA
is no longer breaking, ruining and stealing the lives of our young people. But with
the support of people like you and the 200+ parents in Families for Books Not Bars,
it is only a matter of time.

In Solidarity,

Books Not Bars Staff and Interns
Celina, Lenore, Lily, Mike, Monet, Nicole, Tony

Get more information about the Books Not Bars "Alternatives for Youth" Campaign:

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