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A CULTURAL BENEFIT FOR THE PRISONERS REVOLUTIONARY LITERATURE FUND
Date Sunday October 18
Time 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
LA PLACITA 2375 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland $15 general admission $10 students/unemployed
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510)684-8270 and (510)848-1196
Address2425 Channing Way(off of Telegraph Avenue)
“If Revolution could get into more prisons…" A CULTURAL BENEFIT FOR THE PRISONERS REVOLUTIONARY LITERATURE FUND An afternoon of international food, music, poetry and readings of letters from prisoners Sunday, October 18, 3-7 pm LA PLACITA 2375 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland $15 general admission $10 students/unemployed "As you can see, I am just one of over 2 million prisoners locked down within the belly of the beast. Yet I refuse to allow myself to be crushed by these harsh and brutal conditions. ... I grew up in just one of the many, many slums in Chicago. I ended up in prison by the age of 13… I am 30 now. I have been raised by cold steel and concrete which I do not wear as a Scar of Honor but as an indictment against a system that has been built on genocide and slavery, and has continued to insist on throwing away its “undesirables” generation after generation. However, let me be clear, I am in search of the truth and not pity. My struggle is linked with the struggle of millions across the globe...” -- excerpt from a letter to the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund This event is a benefit for the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund (PRLF). Many prisoners around the country read Revolution newspaper (published by RCP Publications, (www.revcom.us) as well as receive books and other literature through the PRLF. The PRLF provides an educational opportunity for prisoners to engage with world events and key political, cultural, and philosophical questions of the day from a unique revolutionary perspective, including discussions of morality, religion, science, and the arts. Every week prisoners can delve into the urgent and lively news and debate about unfolding political and social struggles, and can critically think about and dissect the current state of society as well as search for an alternative. At present the PRLF has received hundreds of requests from prisoners for complementary subscriptions in Spanish and English to Revolution newspaper, and other revolutionary literature, which have not been filled because of lack of funds, which are urgently needed. PRLF works to counter increasing censorship that seeks to deny prisoners access to Revolution newspaper and the other revolutionary literature requested. This program is presented by a group of Bay Area teachers in support of the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund and is co-sponsored by Revolution Books For more information, call 510-684-8270
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