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Critical Resistance 10 Opening Night Celebration

Friday, September 26, 2008
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr.

In September 1998, thousands gathered in Berkeley, California, for the conference that founded Critical Resistance’s movement to abolish the prison industrial complex (PIC).
To celebrate 10 years of Critical Resistance, thousands will converge once more, September 26-28, 2008, in Oakland, California, for CR10, a 10th Anniversary Celebration and Strategy Session.
Join us for the Opening Night Celebration featuring:
• Angela Davis, Professor and author of “Are Prisons Obsolete?”
• All Nations Drum, Oakland based traditional Pow Wow singing group.
• Linda Evans, former political prisoner and co-founder of All of Us Or None, a national organizing initiative of prisoners, formerly-incarcerated people and our families, to combat the many forms of discrimination people face as the result of a felony conviction.
• Hank Jones, one of a group of eight Black community activists - now called the SF8 – currently fighting charges related to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer.
• Martin D. Martinez III aka Mar/Tan, Director of the Social Services Department, Red Road Director, Redwood Valley Rancheria Tribe in Mendocino County.
• Lisa Ortega, Co-Director of Rights for People with Psychiatric Disabilities, a grassroots, direct action organization that works to demand justice and social change for imprisoned people with disabilities.
• The Welfare Poets, a collective of activists, educators, and artists who incorporates Hip Hop, Bomba y Plena, Latin Jazz and other rhythms to bring information and inspiration to those facing oppression and those fighting for liberation.
• Miss Major, Community Organizing Director of TIP (Trans and gender variant in Prison Committee) and TGIJP (Transgender, Gender-variant, and Intersex Justice Project).
• Andrea Smith (Cherokee), anti-violence and Native American activist and scholar, co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence & Boarding School Healing Project.
• The Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company.
• Suheir Hammad, Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist.
• The Freedom School Collective, of the West Village in New York City.
• Music & graphics by: Black Arts Collective & Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Added to the calendar on Mon, Sep 22, 2008 3:29PM
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