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|Santa Cruz-Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement|
|Date||Tuesday August 23|
|Time||12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
|corner of Pacific Ave. and Cooper St. (110 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060)|
11:30 am - set up.
12 noon – signs and outreach.
12:30-2:00 pm – rally, speak-out, readers’ theater, take action.
Readers’ theater: Hell is a Very Small Place, If the SHU Fits, and Other Voices from Solitary
The powerful new book, Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement, is available in local bookstores and to order from IndieBound and Amazon!
August 12, 2016 was the 4-year anniversary of the Agreement to End Hostilities.
From the Prisoner Human Rights Movement:
Today it is four years since the Agreement to End Hostilities was issued from the Pelican Bay SHU by the PBSP-SHU Short Corridor Collective and the Representatives Body. The text of the Agreement stands strong, and we encourage you all to spread the word and keep to it. It is and has been the basis of our success in fighting for our human rights. United we stand!
Agreement to End Hostilities in Spanish and English
Take action to end sleep deprivation of people in CA solitary units.
Instead of providing compassionate mental health care and suicide prevention, guards are awakening people in CA solitary confinement units every 30 minutes night and day, for over 2 years in Central CA Women’s Facility Administrative Segregation death row, and for over a year in Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit (SHU).
Please write letters to Lindsay Hayes, the suicide expert, and attorneys who recommended the “security/welfare checks.” Find letter templates, instructions, prisoners’ quotes, and a wealth of information at:
Save the date: Friday November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm.
Temple Beth El, Aptos, CA, Social Justice Shabbat, All are welcome!
Readers’ theater: Hell is a Very Small Place, If the SHU Fits, and Other Voices from Solitary Confine-ment
* Temple Beth El members
* survivors of solitary confinement: Bato Talamantez, Jerry Elster;
* family members of persons formerly in solitary confinement: Cynthia Fuentes, Marie Levin, Randy Levin.
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition https://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Together to End Solitary (nationwide) http://togethertoendsolitary.org/