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Free Them All: Survived & Punished Screening & Discussion
May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us to hear more about our campaign to #FreeThemAll! This past year, Governor Jerry Brown has commuted more people in prison than any California governor since the 1960s. Among those already freed and those seeking release currently are many criminalized survivors serving Life or Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentences. We are launching this campaign to build on and lift up efforts, like those of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, to bring more people home in the small window of time remaining before Brown leaves office. Whether you’ve been following our work for a while or are new to what abolition is, this is a great opportunity to learn the why we’ve been organizing to decriminalize survival, how we plan to continue, and how you can participate.
Our evening will include a screening of the TEDTalk featuring Ny Nourn, a survivor who spent 17 years in prison, was put into deportation proceedings upon her release and then freed after community mobilized on her behalf. Afterwards, stay for a panel with Ny and Aminah, two powerful formerly incarcerated survivors and organizers discussing the importance of fighting for decriminalization for survivors. We will also hear from Barbara Chavez, an incarcerated survivor recently commuted.
There will be some light refreshments. Venue is not scent-free, and we ask for attendees to come low-scent/scent-free if possible. There are no steps required to enter the space. There is limited street parking, and Fruitvale Bart is less than 2 blocks away.
Many thanks to Red Bay Coffee for hosting us. Red Bay Coffee is a black-owned, community-minded coffee shop in Fruitvale. Do come back to try their coffee, and pop up brunch on the weekends!