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Unmasking the Reality of California Prisons through Art
When: Friday, August 22 from 6pm – 9pm<.
Where: The Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (The Luggage Store is a 5 minute walk from the Civic Center or Powell BART station.)
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children is proud to present its second annual art show, Darkness in the Golden State: Unmasking the Reality of California Prisons through Art.
The exhibit features both visual and written creative work by currently and formerly incarcerated people on California prison-related issues, including the resistance against injustice and the contrast between the California’s perceived liberalism and the reality of its prison conditions.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the event. LSPC is accepting submissions until August 15th. Please submit them at this email address or the LSPC mailing address: 1540 Market St, suite 490 San Francisco, CA 94102.
Celebrating the suspension of the largest hunger strike in U.S. history. Dozens of incarcerated people carried on the fast for 60 days, ending on September 5, 2013. The 2013 hunger strike – begun on July 8, 2013 by over 30,000 people – was the third since 2011 intended to bring an end to California’s arbitrary policy of isolating individuals on the basis of mere association, without regard to actual conduct.
Join us as we honor these courageous people and push forward to bring an end to the torture of long-term solitary confinement. If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring this event please contact us by Monday August 18, 2014, at email@example.com
We hope to post updates every week or few weeks about the struggle to END long term solitary confinement. If you have any feedback for how we can improve these updates, or information you’d like to see, please let us know.
IN THIS UPDATE:
Recent News Articles
Weekly Meetings: The Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition meets every Monday night in Oakland (and on the phone).
The sole purpose of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition is to amplify the voices of California prisoners as they strive to achieve their Five Core Demands. The Coalition consists of family members, formerly incarcerated people, lawyers, organizations, and individuals who stand in solidarity with the hunger strikers. This weekly meeting focuses primarily on planning, promoting and reporting on actions and events directly related to the struggle for the Five Demands (primarily, to end long term solitary confinement), including prisoner updates and legal and media strategies and reports.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pz3syET3DY “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” 7/20/14 – This 20 minute segment covers solitary confinement and mass incarceration in general in the United States. Great video to share with your friends & family who aren’t paying attention to the prison crisis.
JULY 8TH EVENTS took place nationwide to honor the start of last summer’s prisoner hunger strike, the largest in U.S. history: