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|Panel Discussion: The California Prisoner Hunger Strike & Ending Long-term Solitary Confin|
|Date||Wednesday July 17|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Revolution Books | 2425 Channing Way | Berkeley | CA | 94704|
Wed July 17, 7pm at Revolution Books:
Panel Discussion: The California Prisoner Hunger Strike & Ending Long-term Solitary Confinement*
Andres Thomas Conteris, CloseGitmo.net - Stop U.S. Torture in Gitmo and U.S. Prisons; Director, Program of the Americans of Nonviolence International -- recently interviewed hunger strikers in Pelican Bay SHUSteven
Czifra is a UC Berkeley student who spent a total of eight years in solitary confinement, including five in the Pelican Bay SHU. Along with other UC students and professors, he is taking part in a rolling solidarity fast in support of the prisoners and their demands.
Larry Everest, covers the prisoner hunger strikes for Revolution newspaper and is the author: Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda. (See Revolution Interview: Carol Strickman, from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition Prisoners' Struggle Against "Cruel and Unusual Punishment Amounting to Torture")
Michael Montgomery is a reporter for KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting who has covered California prison issues.
Danny Murillo was arrested at 16 years young, and sentenced to 15 years in state prison. 17 months were spent in Administrative Segregation (the hole) and six years in the Security Housing Unit (the SHU). Currently an undergrad student at UC Berkeley in the Ethnic Studies department and a George Miller Scholar.
*Other speakers TBA
Co-sponsored by Revolution Books and the Stop Mass Incarceration Network-Bay Area