Darkness in the Golden State

Unmasking the Reality of California Prisons through Art

coverart-642x1024 (2) 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.

Original art pieces will be sold in a silent auction, and duplicate prints of art pieces will be available for purchase as well. All proceeds go to the William James Association, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition and LSPC. There will be complimentary light refreshments and drinks. This event is free. We hope you can come!

Feel free to print and distribute our 2014 LSPC Art Exhibit flyer.Sponsor: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
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(Optional) register on our EventBrite page.

Please email bailey@prisonerswithchildren.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.

FUNDS NEEDED for Documentary on California Prisoner Hunger Strikes

DocumentaryFlyer-SIDE 1 - C-1On June 12, 2014, Lucas Guilkey, organizer and award-winning documentary film maker, launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the film “Dying for Sunlight: The Story of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikes.”  Please support the making of this documentary about the prisoner-led human rights movement against indefinite solitary confinement


Lucas has been creating powerful short videos about the CA Prisoner Hunger Strike Human Rights Movement over the past year, and now plans to tell the story in a more full and comprehensive manner, focusing on those who know it best: family members of the hunger strikers and those who’ve spent time in the SHU.


Any and all help spreading the word about this fundraising campaign will be deeply appreciated.