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In Defense of Nadra Foster: An Evening of Celebration to Raise Legal Defense Funds
Date Thursday June 04
Time 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
La Pena
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley CA
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorJoy Moore
The Global Elevation Movement, KPFA Unpaid Staff Organization (UPSO), First Voice Media Action, Media Alliance, The San Francisco Bay View, Poor Magazine, Critical Resistance and COPWATCH, are joining together to sponsor a benefit event for KPFA programmer Nadra Foster.

Notable authors, poets, and performers scheduled to perform at the benefit include:

I GO! - Poetry leadership and performance by Oakland students,

Shaverik of East Bay Politics,

Andrea Prichett, of Rebecca Riots,

Tiny Grey-Garcia of Poor Magazine

And more…

Foster, a KPFA volunteer producer and host of 12 years duration, was roughly arrested by the Berkeley Police Department on August 20th, 2008, after KPFA management called the police to enforce a nebulous “banning” imposed on the long-time volunteer in a dispute over copy machine usage.

During the arrest, Foster was restrained, and suffered a severe wrist sprain and bruising. The Alameda County DA filed multiple charges and she is still facing 5 charges including trespassing, resisting arrest and multiple charges of assault on a law officer. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to pay attorney’s fees for the young single mother.

Come celebrate with us in Defense of Nadra Foster, support independent media, mourn for those who pay too high a price for the divides in our society, help out a woman in need and honor the spirit of resistance to police brutality whenever and wherever it occurs.

Let’s spark a global movement toward consciousness, elevation and enlightenment!
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 26th, 2009 1:09 PM
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