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Sparks Fly for Bo Brown
Date Saturday May 13
Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
First Unitarian Church of Oakland:
685 14th St. Oakland CA. 94612
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorSparks Fly Committee
Join the Sparks Fly Committee and Prison Activist Resource Center for an evening of Culture and Politics to Support Bo Brown.

Bo Brown, former political prisoner, forever activist, and dear friend has been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, a debilitating and brutal terminal neuro-degenerative disease with daily deterioration of the mind and body. This is a benefit to support her care.

Bo was a member of the George Jackson Brigade and served eight years in prison as a political prisoner. She has worked with lesbian groups, butch groups and prisoner groups for more than 30 years.

A year after she was released from prison, in 1988, she helped to found Out of Control: Lesbian Committee to Support Women Political Prisoners. She helped to create and organize Sparks Fly: an annual benefit that commemorated International Women Political Prisoners Day. She worked on the Dyke March and was active with Critical Resistance. Bo is currently a Prison Activist Resource Center board member.


Event will include:
First screening from documentary "The Gentleman Bank Robber"
Live Music: Public Cry, Blackberri & Momma's Boyz
Speakers
Food.

Live screen printing of Vintage Queer T-Shirts
Prints, Posters & Art for Sale:

All funds raised will go directly to Bo Brown

To watch a trailer of the Gentleman Bank Robber
https://vimeo.com/50513815

To learn more about Bo and to donate directely to Bo's youcaring fund: https://www.youcaring.com/bo-brown-655777#
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Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 12:41 AM
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