Thousands of people worldwide have come together to support the hunger strike that started at Pelican Bay.
(Events have already been held in at least 13 cities in the US, Canada & Australia. Click here for a list of past events).
In the US:
Mon, July 18th1:00-4:00pm: Demonstration @ CDCR Headquarters.1515 S St. Sacramento, CA
Thurs, July 21st, 3:45pm: March & Demo at CDCR Headquarters (1515 S. St.). Meet at Freemont Park (15th & Q). Three weeks into the strike, the medical condition of many prisoners is reaching a critical state. Our support from outside the walls is imperative.Please bring signs urging the Department of Corrections to stop torture. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 25th noon-4pm: March to & Rally outside CDCR Headquarters. Meet at Freemont Park (on 15th between Q & P Sts) at 11:30 am. March & Rally at CDCR Headquarters (1515 S st). March to State Building to deliver organizational letter to Governor Jerry Brown’s office from 2-4pm. For questions call: 510-444-0484. BAY AREA Ride-share: Meet at West Oakland BART at 9:30am, rides will be leaving at 10am. If you have a car & want to offer rides, or if you need a ride, please contact Lisa Roellig: email@example.com 415-238-1801 (cell).
Tues, August 23rd 11:30am: Statewide Mobilization to Sacramento: Day of Action to Support the Hunger Strike &5 Core Demands! Family and community members across the West Coast will mobilize to Sacramento for a rally and legislative hearing at the State Assembly. Rally starts at 11:30 am on the South Steps of the State Assembly Building. Hearing starts at 1:30 pm, room to be announced. Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition urges everyone concerned about the torturous conditions in California’s prisons to attend this hearing (more ways to support). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For carpools from Bay Area, meet at West Oakland BART station at 10am. For more support with transportation (from the Bay Area) call 415.637.8195; (from Southern California) 714-290-9077 or email email@example.com. **Driving & parking directions, as well as outreach flyer, coming soon.**
Wednesday, October 5th, 12 noon-2pm: Protest outside CDCR Headquarters. 1515 S St, downtown Sacramento. For carpooling and transportation needs from the Bay Area, please contact: 415.238.1801 or prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity [at] gmail.com
Monday, February 20th, 2012, 12noon-3pm: National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners. Demonstration @ San Quentin State Prison–East Gate. Bus & Carpool leaving @ 10am @ 1540 Market in San Francisco. Sign-up for bus/carpool & get directions at occupy4prisoners.org
Friday, July 1, 11:00 am: Rally at California State Building (VanNess and McAllister). Come out, bring others, and show your support for the hunger strikers as they begin their action on July 1st. Bring signs. Spread the word! ****Consider fasting for a day in solidarity with the prisoners**** For more info, call: 510-926-5207
Saturday July 9th, 11 am-1pm: Solidarity Rally from 11am-1pm @ UN Plaza (Civic Center Bart). Come out again to show your solidarity with the hunger strikers! It’ll be a week into the hunger strike, and we’ll really need to show our support to help re-energize the work inside and keep the strike going! Click here to download the outreach flyer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Friday, July 15th 12 pm: Religious Leaders Speak Out in Support of the Prisoner Hunger Strikers at Pelican Bay and other prisons. California State Building in San Francisco, Van Ness and McAllister. There will also be an update on condition of prisoners on hunger strike, an announcement of BRING DA NOISE, July 15, 5pm, UN Plaza, San Francisco (march through downtown), and an announcement about another demonstrations Monday, July 17, Noon, CDCR Headquarters, Sacramento.
Monday, September 26, 3:30 – 5:30pm: 1st annual Social Justice Panel Series, Hastings Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 McAllister St., SF. Speakers to include legal professionals, leading activists, former inmates, and family members of SHU prisoners.
Thursday, October 6, 5-7 p.m.: Vigil at UN Plaza, SF.
Thursday, October 13, 5-7 p.m.: Vigil at 24th & Mission, SF.
Friday, October 14th, 10:30 am-1pm: Emergency Action in Support of the Strike! McAllister & Van Ness.
Monday, February 20th, 2012, 12noon-3pm: National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners. Demonstration @ San Quentin State Prison–East Gate. Bus & Carpool leaving @ 10am @ 14th & Broadway in Oakland. Sign-up for bus/carpool & get directions at occupy4prisoners.org
Friday July 8th, 6pm sharp: March & Demonstration. Meet at intersection of Broadway & Telegraph in downtown Oakland. Click here for more info.
Tues, July 26th 6pm-8pm: Meeting for Family Members and others with Loved Ones in prison – Please come and discuss the hunger strike and what we can do to support our loved ones from retaliation and in their continued struggle. Where: PARC (Prison Activist Resource Center) 387 17th Street (near corner of Franklin St.) Oakland, CA (walking distance from 19th St. Bart station). More info and rsvp to this email or Pat 510-589-6820 or Jessica 415-314-9390. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
***WEEKLY VIGIL IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE HUNGER STRIKERS***
Beginning Thursday July 14th: Come out and stand in solidarity with prisoners hunger striking at Pelican Bay State Prison and other prisons across California. Until the strike is over, we will meet every Thursday from 5-7pm in front of the Alameda County Courthouse–1225 Fallon St., near Lake Merritt bart station and downtown Oakland.
Thursday, September 29, 5-7 p.m.: Vigil at 14th & Broadway, Oakland.
Saturday October 8th from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m: social gathering and potlock with Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition members, local activists, friends and family members of incarcerated loved ones in California prisons, to meet and socialized. Come and join us and share your favorite treat with us. Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster Street, Oakland, CA.
Thursday, October 20, 5-7 p.m.: Vigil at Fruitvale, Oakland.
Friday, October 28, 7 pm: Free Film Screening @ East Side Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd. @ 23rd Ave.
Friday, July 8 5pm: on the lawn in front of Humboldt County Courthouse. 825 Fifth Street Eureka, CA; 5pm. Wear orange to show support for the striking prisoners. For more information: email@example.com
Thursday Oct 13th, 3-7pm: Urgent Rally in Solidarity with Prisoner Hunger Strike! In front of the Humboldt County Courthouse & Jail! 825 5th St. Wear Orange, if possible!
Saturday, July 23rd 12-3pm: SideWalk March in solidarity with the hunger strike. Meet at the Clock Tower in Downtown Santa Cruz
July 23, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Day 23 Hunger Strike Support Rally: @ CIM 14901 Central Ave Chino CA 91710 (we will probably arrive by 8:00 a.m.)
Saturday August 20th @ 12:30 p.m: Noise Rally @ Chino Mens Prison. 14901 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710. Come out to show support and get more petitions signed for Sacramento hearing August 23rd!
Monday, February 20th, 2012, 3pm: Rally & Demonstration @ LA County Court House. Organized by CA Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement as part of Occupy’s National Day in Support of Prisoners. 441 Bauchet St (corner of Vignes & Bauchet), Los Angeles, CA 90012. For more info contact CFASC: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 714.290.9077
Tuesday July 5th, 4pm: Press Conference at Reagan State Office Building (Third and Spring Sts. in downtown L.A)
Saturday, July 9th 11:00-1:00pm: Noise Demo in front of Men’s Central Jail: 441 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Please come out to support!! Contact is 323-978-3322.
Wed, July 13th: International Day of Solidarity for the CA Hunger Strike. CA Hunger Strike Action Network based in LA is calling for a day of international solidarity with the hunger strike and are asking everyone everywhere to take action in support of the hunger strike. Click here for more info and here to download the flyer (pdf).
Wed, July 13th 5 pm: Encampment in Solidarity with the Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike! Beginning on 7/13 at 5 pm at the KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science: 7825 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047
Fri, July 15th 1:00AM-3:00 pm: Passing out flyers and brining awareness about Hunger Strike to public! LA County Mens Jail 441 Bauchet st Los Angeles 90012 Great opportunity to connect in person with other folks!
Friday, July 15th 6-8 pm: Informational, Organizing & Strategizing Session on Supporting the Hunger Strike. At Southern California Library: 6120 Vermont Ave. , Los Angeles CA 90044. This meeting will be prioritizing the participation and support of family members of prisoners. Folks with loved ones and family at Pelican Bay as well as other CA prisons are encouraged to come to meet each other and share stories. We will also share information about conditions inside Pelican Bay since the strike started on July 1st.
Sat, July 16th 1:00pm: “ENCAMPMENT: SOLIDARITY WITH PELICAN BAY PRISONERS HUNGER STRIKE!” (NOT 24 HRS) note: the length of this event is still undetermined. It will probably go no later than 5pm. We would like to clarify THIS IS NOT A 24 HOUR EVENT! There is also no hunger strikers, but rather folks are encouraged to enter into a 24 hour fast all over the world, wherever you are. This encampment is a place where folks are envisioned to come in and out throughout the day to gather, express their support for hunger strikers, and connect. KRSTUnity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science. 7825. S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047-2728
Sun, July 17th12:00-3:00 pm: Demonstration at San Bernardino County Central Detention Center (CDC). 630 East Rialto Avenue. San Bernardino, California 92415
Mon, July 18th 9am-5pm: Vigil & Protest in conjunction with Mobilization to Sacramento. Outside the Reagan State Bldg (3rd and Spring downtown LA)
Thurs, July 21st, 12:30 pm: Press Conference & Media Action! Youth & Community Stand by Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers and Call for human treament for everyone inside and coming home from prison (in light of realignment). At Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 East Redondo Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90302 (On the border of South Central LA, one block West of Florence & Crenshaw).
Friday, July 22, 9 am-5pm: All day event to support the hunger strike @ Reagan Bldg: 300 S Spring St Los Angeles CA. Same location that we were on monday but this time we are expecting twice the people! PLEASE Show support! We will have an evening for the 22nd (see below)
Friday, July 22 from 7:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.: Day 22 Hunger Strike Support Rally @ Los Angeles Co Jail 441 Bauchet St LA 90012 (be prepared to walk thru the streets of Los Angeles @ 8:30 p.m. to pass out info flyers and get petitions signed)
Thursday, July 28th, 10 am-5pm: Day of Action to Stop Long-Term Isolation & Torture at Pelican Bay and All Prisons in CA and US! Solidarity With The Hunger Strikers 5 Core Demands! Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring. Press Conference: 11am. Contact: Keith James 1-213-840-5348 (English media), Angelica Camacho 1-805-223-3084 (Spanish media), Dolores Canales 1-714-290-9077 (Family member of Pelican Bay SHU prisoner)
Thursday, July 28th, 7pm to 9pm: Demonstration outside Men’s County Jail
441 Bauchet St. Contact: Keith James 1-213-840-5348 (English media), Angelica Camacho 1-805-223-3084 (Spanish media), Dolores Canales 1-714-290-9077 (Family member of Pelican Bay SHU prisoner)
Monday, August 1st, 11am-2pm: Convergence at State Building, 300 S. Spring St. Contact: Keith James (213) 840-5348
Thursday August 18th 7:00pm – closing: Art Auction/DJ & Fundraiser for Statewide Mobilization to Sacramento Aug 23rd. La Fonda Supper Club 2501 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90057
Monday, September 26 3pm sharp: Protest at Obama Fundraiser! Wear Orange ! West Hollywood House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd (Sunset Blvd. & N. Olive Drive ) West Hollywood, CA. Phone 213-840-5348 for information
Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! 200 North Spring Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (We will be in front of City Hall, 1st and Spring Street on the North Steps). Click here for more info
Sun, July 17th 12-3pm: Come out & support the prisoners in the SHU that have been on a hunger strike & need more changes..we can help them..we are their voices on the outside!! The more people the better so the media see we are all sticking together on this in the Inland Empire!!! Central Detention Center (CDC) 630 East Rialto Avenue San Bernardino, California 92415
Thurs, July 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Informational Event @ University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) @ Multicultural Center
Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! Location TBD. Click here for more info
Friday, October 21st, 7pm-11:30pm: Benefit Show for the Strike! Proceeds going to Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity. @ the BIKO Garage, 6612 Sueno Road, Isla Vista, CA. Check out facebook event page here.
Thursday, July 21, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Rally across the street from San Diego Court House on Front st & Broadway in San Diego
Saturday August 27th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m: End The Torture in Pelican Bay SHU Action. NBC Building 225 Broadway, San Diego, CA
Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! On the Corner of University & Fairmount in East San Diego. Click here for more info
Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! 415 Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 (This is the LB Courthouse which is connected to the Jail, we will be on the steps of the LB courthouse on Ocean Blvd). Click here for more info
Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! Location TBD. Click here for more info
Thursday, October 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! Location TORRE FUERTE 1547 #D JAYKEN WAY
Friday, August 5th 6:30-8:30 pm: Demonstration to Support the Demands of the Hunger Strikers! Cornor of Bethel & Hotel. March begins at 8pm. The purpose is to disseminate the demands to the thousands of people who attend the monthly Art Walk, and to build support In Hawai`i for the demands of the hunger strikers. Other events are being planned.
Saturday, July 2nd: Noise demo at King County Juvenile Detention Center
1211 East Alder Ave (12th Ave & Alder) in the CD. Meet on 12th at the corner of 12th and Alder. 3PM. Bring signs/banners, leaflets, noise makers, etc. Solidarity with Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers! Solidarity with all prisoners: youth and adult! more info: http://pugetsoundanarchists.org/node/725
Monday, Aug 1, 5 pm: Rally & March Seattle Federal Bldg (915 2nd Ave b/w Marion & Madison). 6:15 pm: Rally & Speak Out. Westlake Park (4th Ave & Pine). For more info contact Revolution Books: email@example.com or 206 325 7415
Monday, July 11th, 7pm: Solidarity Show to spread awareness and raise funds for the Pelican Bay Prison Strike. Featuring Wasichu, Sceptre, Profits. Black Rose Infoshop, 4038 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Mon, July 18th 8:00- 9:00 p.m: VIGIL IN SOLIDARITY WITH HUNGER STRIKE ACROSS CALIFORNIA. Address: 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016 . Las Vegas, NV 89101
Tues, July 19th @ 8pm: Informational Update on the Hunger Strike and Radical Folk Music Show featuring Ryan Harvey. At Dry River Radical Resource Center 740 N. Main Ave. Click here for more info.
Mon, July 18th, 5-6pm: RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH HUNGER STRIKE PRISONERS AT PELICAN BAY. Philadelphia City Hall. Event Co-sponsored by International Action Center, Brandywine Peace Community, Questioning Incarceration, MOVE, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, PRAWN (Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network), Workers World Party, A-Space, Socialist Action, and more. For more Philly information, contact: 215-724-1618; phillyIAC@peoplesmail.org
Tuesday, July 12, 10:30 am: Rally in Support of the Hunger Strike on the steps of the Cook County Courthouse (26th & California). Click here for facebook event & more info
Friday, July 22nd 4:30-7:30pm: Rally at State of Illinois James R Thompson Center–100 W Randolf Street (downtown Chicago).
Monday August 1, 4:30 pm: International Day of Protest and Solidarity with the Prison Hunger Strikers. Rally & Speakout: State of Illinois Building, Randolph & Clark, Chicago Loop. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as we demand better conditions in Pelican Bay & Prisons all across the country! From sexual assault, torture, and shootings by the Chicago Police Department to the huge numbers of people of color who have been locked up from our city, Chicagoans know first hand how brutal the criminal justice system can be. We must stand in solidarity with the California prisoners and show our local officials that we will not stand for injustice in our own community either!
Friday, July 8th – 8pm: Noise Demo in Solidarity with Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strikers. Metropolitan Correction Center – Manhattan-150 Park Row (J to Chambers St, 4,5,6 to City Hall). Contact New York City Anti-Racist Action for more info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more info.
Mon, JULY 18th 11:30am – 1pm Demo in Solidarity with Hunger Strike in California. California State Franchise Office, 1212 6th Ave. between 47th & 48th, Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Tues, July 19th 4-6pm: Rally in Union Square Park
Monday, August 1, 4-6 pm: Rally & Speak Out, Union Square (south side of Union Square, 14th street, Manhattan) Contact: World Can’t Wait NYC (866) 973-4463
Tuesday, August 23rd – 4:30-6:30PM. Demo. Governor Cuomo’s Office: 633 Third Avenue, Manhattan (Two blocks from Grand Central Station, and the 4/5/6/7 trains) [or S Shuttle]. As hundreds of Californians, including family members of the strikers, mobilize to Sacramento for the Legislative Hearing, we are rallying at Governor Cuomo’s office to demonstrate that the fight against torture and mass incarceration is not limited to California. We honor the strike in California, as we prepare to defend future struggles in New York. Make some noise to bring the struggle in Pelican Bay to the streets of New York City! Contact: email@example.com
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m: Panel: “The Dangerous Overuse of Solitary Confinement: Pervasive Human Rights Violations in Prisons, Jails & Other Places of Detention.” Church Center for the United Nations @ United Nations Plaza, 44th Street Entrance – Second Floor Conference Room. More info here.
Saturday, July 9th, 1-2 pm: Solidarity Picket at Harlem State Office Building – NYC (corner 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Harlem). For more info or to endorse this action, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 4th 6:30-8 pm: Solidarity Picket at Harlem State Office Building (corner 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Harlem). To build support for the five demands established by the Pelican Bay strikers, and raise awareness of the conditions shared by people incarcerated in New York State. For information about the action, please contact: email@example.com
Wed, July 20th: Fast/Rally (assuming the strikers haven’t had their demands met by then). organized by DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality). For more info, call: 401-351-6060
July 1 2pm-5pm: Flyering at Court Square.
July 1 5pm-8pm: Solidarity Demonstration! meet in front of the post office.
Sat., July 9, 12:00 noon: Rally & informational leafleting in support of the Pelican Bay hunger strikers. At Market Square, across from the West Side Market, W. 25th St. and Lorain Ave.
Solidarity for the Hunger Strike has spread across the world! Thousands of people inside and outside of prison have taken action to support the prisoner’s in winning their demands through a variety of ways. Below is list of demonstrations, actions, events that have already happened. Click here to check out upcoming events that are happening worldwide.
*Monday, July 18th: 6 pm EDT/ 5 pm CDT/ 4pm MDT/ 3 pm PDT:
CONTINENTAL HUNGER STRIKE SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE CALL: FOR SUPPORTERS EVERYWHERE! Join a conference call to hear direct updates, and to strategize effective ways to support the strike and the prisoners in winning their demands! Toll-Free Call In Number: 1(800) 868-1837. Participant Code: 62435226. (Click here for facebook event). *If you weren’t able to make the call, don’t worry! Read notes from this call here.
Tuesday, July 26th, 6 east coast/5 central/4 mountain/3 west: CONTINENTAL CONFERENCE CALL #2! Please join us for further updates & strategy discussion to support the huge gains and outstanding work before us. The line is (and will remain!): 1.800.868.1837, and the code is 326897#. Things are changing really quickly on the ground, which makes our need to communicate and build together all the more urgent. If you have updates or questions you’d like to see addressed on the call, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as we build the agenda. Read notes from this call here.
Monday, August 1st: International Day of solidarity & support for the Hunger Strike! Support the Prisoners in Winning the 5 Core Demands! No Retaliation! World Can’t Wait is calling for all supporters internationally to hold demonstrations, rallies, community events, music shows, etc in support of the hunger strikers to continue building momentum for the legislative hearing on August 23rd. If you are coordinating an action, please email email@example.com so we can post specifics on this page. Contact World Can’t Wait at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For more information, click here.
TUES AUGUST 23rd 2011: CONTINENTAL DAY of SOLIDARITY & ACTION TO SUPPORT THE HUNGER STRIKE & FIVE CORE DEMANDS. Some events are listed below. If you can organize an event near you, please send us the info and we’ll list it below promptly. Email: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com. Suggestions for organizing events.
Sunday, June 26th: 6-9 pm: Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) Letter Night in Support of Pelican Bay Hunger Strike @ Beit Zatoun 612 Markham St, Toronto ON. If you’re in Toronto, come join ABC for a night of inspirational discussion and prisoner support. Vegan dinner provided, and more info on the strike and action in Toronto on July 9th.
Sunday, September 25 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Toronto Anarchist Black Cross letter-writing night to support California prisoners about to go on hunger strike. A vegan dinner will be provided, courtesy of Food Not Bombs. At Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street Toronto, Ontario.
Friday, July 1st, 7pm: Pelican Bay Hunger Strike: Down With Isolation Imprisonment! 1918, rue Frontenac, Montréal (métro Frontenac) Free Event Tel.: 514 563-1487. A film screening of the documentary Unlock the Box (Reel Soldiers Productions, in English with French whisper translation) about the struggle against isolation imprisonment. We will also discuss solidarity actions with the hunger strike taking place in Montreal. For more information: http://maisonnormanbethune.ca/node/304
Sunday, July 3rd 12 pm: Noise Demo in Solidarity with California Prison Hunger Strikers! Meet at the corner of René-Levesque and Mackay, metro Guy Concordia. We will be traveling by chartered bus to the prisons from there. Please RSVP if you will be attending so we can be sure we have enough seats on the bus for everyone: email@example.com
July 8, 15, and subsequent Fridays 12 – 1.30 pm: Picket at the American Consulate. 1155, rue Saint-Alexandre, corner Rene Levesque, metro Place des Arts. For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 16 @ 1 pm: Contractor Crawl! Meet at Dorchester Square, metro Peel to discover some of Montreal’s prison contractors
Monday, September 26 at 7pm: Info night in support of second California prisoners’ hunger strike. At DIRA, 2035 boulevard Saint-Laurent, metro St. Laurent (Montreal).