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|Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC)|
|Date||Thursday April 23|
|Time||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM|
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UN Plaza near Civic Center Bart.
Note: a second action will take place earlier in the day at Laney College in Oakland, from 11:30a–1pm.
This and the Oakland event will be informational demonstrations.Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 20th, 2015 10:09 PM
STOP THE TORTURE!
The Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS) helped launch Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC) on March 23rd, 2015. These actions will continue on the 23rd of each month.
The date emphasizes the 23 or more hours every day that people in solitary confinement are kept in tiny concrete-and-steel cages.
PHSS Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prisoner-Hunger-Strike-Solidarity/117053298383319
Statewide Coordinated Actions respond to the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers’ Proposals (November, 2013). They stated:
“ We want to consider the idea of designating a certain date each month as Prisoner Rights Day. On that date each month prisoners across the state would engage in peaceful activities to call attention to prison conditions. At the same time our supporters would gather in locations throughout California to expose CDCR’s [CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation] actions and rally support efforts to secure our rights. We can see this action growing from month to month as more people inside and out become aware of it and join our struggle.”
The coordinated actions acknowledge the importance of organized, community-based pressure as a core strategy (along with courts and legislators) of our work outside the walls to end solitary confinement.