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Prisoners' Fight For A Better Society For All

Date:
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
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Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
(at 65th St., 2 blocks north of Alcatraz)
AC Transit # 1, 800, 688;
map: http://tinyurl.com/bwxb577

Prisoners' Fight For A Better Society For All
In Commemoration of Black August
Sunday, August 26, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
(at 65th St., 2 blocks north of Alcatraz)
AC Transit # 1, 800, 688;
map: http://tinyurl.com/bwxb577

Ibrahim Moss will review Michelle Alexander's “New Jim Crow”, which raises the question of "societal permits" that allow slavery to persist in the US to these times. These "permits" are played out on defenseless populations: the poor and politically weak minorities. They may also manifest themselves in a broader context of economic exploitation, racism, sexism, and other things.

Urszula Wislanka, supporter of last year's Pelican Bay Hunger Strike among prisoners which drew attention to solitary confinement in California, will speak on the prisoner's fight to hold onto their humanity in the midst of the most inhuman environment yet designed.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Aug 18, 2012 7:00AM
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