2277 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94606
Join us for a letter-writing, open mic, and live art night in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike. Bring your energy and your passion, and use your creativity to help build and grow in power together. Set your words and your vision down on paper in response to issues that affect us on a daily basis: racism, police brutality, and imprisonment of our friends and loved ones.
We will be mailing our pieces to prisoners on hunger strike who continue to respond with immense strength and resilience in the face of increasing deprivation. The representatives of the hunger strike are being subjected to extreme conditions of solitary confinement in Ad Seg and especially need our support and correspondence at this time.
“As the California prison hunger strike enters its 3rd week, reports of retaliation against strikers have increased. Last week it was reported that prison officials had moved at least 14 strikers from the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay to Administrative Segregation (Ad-Seg), confiscated confidential legal documents, and forced cold air into their cells. Later in the week, legal advocate Marilyn McMahon and one of her paralegals were summarily banned from visiting any California prison. Reports that strikers have been moved to Ad-Seg or to entirely different facilities have also been coming from Corcoran State Prison. The denial of medical care to strikers, especially those with preexisting health conditions, remains a widespread concern for families and advocates.”
For more information: http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
This event is the first in an ongoing series. Supplies will be provided. We’ll see you there!