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In Defense of Nadra Foster: An Evening of Celebration and Elevation to Raise Legal Defense
Date Thursday June 04
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
When : Thursday, June 4th 2009 7:00pm

Where: La Pena, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA




Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorChandra Hauptman
Why a fundraiser for a KPFA volunteer producer?

Nadra Foster, a KPFA volunteer producer and host of 12 years duration, was roughly arrested at the studios of KPFA Radio, 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.

Performers Include:

- I GO! Poetry leadership & performance by Oakland students

- Shaverik of East Bay Politics

- Andrea Prichett of Rebecca Riots

- Tiny Grey-Garcia of Poor Magazine

- And much more…


Sponsors for this Event:

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.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 2nd, 2009 3:12 PM
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