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Benefit for two volunteers facing charges for Needle Exchanging in Modesto Ca,
Date Sunday September 20
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Longhaul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA 94705
Phone (510) 540-0751
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorBrian
Emailwingnutrefugee [at] yahoo.com
Benefit for the Mono Park 2 at Longhaul Infoshop
8pm Sun. Sept. 20th

Modesto Needle Exchange was started in Mono Park in early 2009 in an effort to offer clean syringes to injection drug users and also provide the safe and legal disposal of dirty ones with an overall goal of reducing rates of infectious disease and prevent unsafe disposal of used syringes in Stanislaus County. This area of the Central Valley is plagued by extremely high rates of Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS cases directly related to injection drug use, nationally recognized high rates of methamphetamine use, and the ongoing sharing and unsafe and illegal disposal of used syringes.

Repression by Stanislaus County Sheriffs whipped together a sting, wire tapped, and surveillance operation to have the self-organized Needle Exchange shut down and now two volunteers w/ the Exchange face court battles and punishment for trying to help stop the spread of Hep.C/HIV in their local community.

The two charged in the case invites you out to hear the story and how you can help.

DROP THE CHARGES – SUPPORT THE MONO PARK 2

Mono Park 2 Defense Committee and Defense Fund
Wingnutrefugee [at] yahoo.com or
Offthestreetsproject [at] yahoo.com

Longhaul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA 94705
Phone (510) 540-0751

Benefit for arrestees - all funds raised go toward those facing charges!
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 8th, 2009 2:41 PM
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