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Discussion and Workshop on Prison Conditions and Support for Prisoner-Led Organizing
Date Wednesday March 16
Time 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
UC Hastings College of the Law
198 McAllister St (at Hyde Street)
First Floor
Room A (There will be an organizational member at the front door to lead you to the room.) San Francisco (just north of the Civic Center BART/MUNI station)
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorThomas
Emailthomass [at] uchastings.edu
Address198 McAllister Street, San Francisco
On December 9, 2010, thousands of prisoners in at least six Georgia state prisons initiated the largest prisoner strike in recent U.S. history, uniting across racial boundaries to demand an immediate end to the cruel and dehumanizing conditions that damage prisoners, their families, and the communities they return to. Many are facing retaliation now, including isolation and, reportedly, violent attacks.

Have you ever wondered what prison isolation does to the mind, the body, the human spirit? Or why have prisoners in Ohio and Georgia gone on strike? What are these strikes' implications for the future?

Whether or not you have ever been to prison, or have a friend or family member in prison, incarceration affects all of us -- it affects our taxes, our social environment, our rights, our fears, our futures, and how we live our lives. And when cruel and unusual punishments are committed in our names and with our tax dollars, each of us has a responsibility to educate ourselves and to speak up.

Come to UC Hastings this Wednesday, March 16th, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for a discussion and workshop about the recent prisoner-led organizing in Ohio and Georgia, prison conditions in general, and how people on the outside can support community organizers on the inside. It is sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild and Hastings Prisoner Outreach, and will be held at
198 McAllister St (at Hyde Street)
First Floor
Room A (There will be an organizational member at the front door to lead you to the room.) San Francisco (just north of the Civic Center BART/MUNI station)

For more information, see
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ohiosupermaxhungerstrike/, and http://www.petitiononline.com/wagesnow/petition.html

See you there!
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 14th, 2011 11:26 AM
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