The Stop Torture CA Campaign is hosting its official kick-off this weekend in Los Angeles! We’ll be hosting a vigil, panel events, a screening of Herman’s House, and an official launch party all over the Los Angeles area. Check the schedule below for events near you!
Friday, April 12th
VIGIL: Revisiting the Hunger Strikes
Maravilla Historical Handball Court
501 Medenik Avenue
East L.A., CA 90022
Join supporters and families for a vigil, readings from loved ones inside, and share a meal as we remember the past and look forward at the continuing struggle ahead. Take tours of a full-scale model SHU and write Governor Brown to tell him about the experience and why solitary confinement is TORTURE.
Saturday, April 13th
SCRIPPS COLLEGE EVENT – ALL DAY
1030 Columbia Avenue
1:00pm – Life Inside CA’s Supermax Prisons
3:00pm – The Struggle to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in CA Prisons
7:00pm – FILM SCREENING: Herman’s House
“The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of America’s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project.”
Take tours of a full-scale model Secure Housing Unit solitary confinement cell and write the governor to let him know how it made you feel and why California needs to STOP the use of torture!
Sunday, April 14th
OFFICIAL STOP THE TORTURE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
12:00pm – 2:45pm
Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302
Learn how you can get involved in the struggle against extreme isolation in long term solitary confinement! Join activists, family members, prison advocates, and community members as we commune and build the future of the Stop Torture CA Campaign.
Thank you for your continued support and work against torture in California!