Find Your Location! March 23rd Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement

If you don’t see your locale listed here, we haven’t received the details yet or YOU might need to organize a simple action where you are!!

PHSS can send you the fliers and handbills, electronically or on paper.  Contact phssreachingout@gmail.com to share your locale’s details and/or request materials be sent for your action.

The PHSS Facebook Event page for Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement actions is HERE.

MARCH 23 ACTIONS by location

ARCATA, CA:
So close to Pelican Bay State Prison- a solitary confinement torture facility- we participate in these Statewide Coordinated Actions. We will have an informational demo to educate about the human rights atrocity of solitary confinement and strengthen the prisoner-led movement to stop the torture. Actions will continue on the 23rd of each month, locations TBA, corresponding to the 23 or more hours a day people are kept in solitary confinement.
Arcata Action Details
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: the Quad at Humboldt State University
For more info: call 707-442-7465
Contact Person: Verbena

Contact Email: peoplesarc@gmail.com

 

LOS ANGELES, CA:
A vigil to help launch the Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement and alert the public that indefinite long term isolation continues to be a form of torture and a human rights violation practiced by the CDC-R. Actions will continue on the 23rd of each month, locations TBA, corresponding to the 23 hours a day people are kept in solitary confinement.
Los Angeles Action Details
Time: 12 noon-1:00 PM
Location: Reagan State Bldg, 3rd & Spring Sts., L.A.
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1542572716014948/
For more info: call 323-636-7388
Contact Person: Michael Novick

Contact Email: antiracistaction_la@yahoo.com

 

OAKLAND, CA:
This date, March 23rd, emphasizes the 23 or more hours every day that people are kept in solitary confinement.
“We want to consider the idea of designating a certain date each month as Prisoner Rights Day…our supporters would gather in locations throughout California to expose CDCR’s actions and rally support efforts to secure our rights.” PBSP SHU Short Corridor Collective Human Rights Movement, Nov. 2013
Oakland Action Details
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: Corner 14th and Broadway, Downtown Oakland
Contact Email: phssoutreach@gmail.com

 

SAN DIEGO, CA:
Informational demonstration including photos of men in SHU along with some who used to be in SHU but are now in General Population.
San Diego Action Details
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: at Rosa Park (the park is next to library) in City Heights, San Diego
Contact Person: Martha Esquivel
Contact Email:  emartha42@yahoo.com

 

SAN JOSE, CA:
We will be at the intersection distributing leaflets to pedestrians and car drivers. We will add signs to the tarp that we attach to poles at the intersection calling for justice for Palestine and for the end of solitary confinement.
San Jose Action Details
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: South end of Cesar Chavez Park, corner of Market Street and San Carlos Street, downtown San Jose
Contact Person Name: Donna Wallach
Contact Person Email: Palestineis@dslextreme.com

 

SANTA CRUZ, CA:
Gather at Lighthouse Lawn.  There will be interactive art activities & an altar in the making (please bring offerings you’d like to share).  Children encouraged to participate. Rally followed by candlelight vigil
Santa Cruz Action Details
Time: 5:30pm Gather at Lighthouse Lawn
            6:00pm Rally followed by candlelight vigil
Location: Lighthouse Lawn,
West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1628234690721259/For more info: call 916- 316-0625
Contact Person: Courtney Hanson
Contact Email: sinbarras@gmail.com

PENNSYLVANIA ACTION:
Pennsylvania (PA) groups* support the Monthly CA Statewide Coordinated Action to End Solitary Confinement

Join us in fasting for some or all of the first day of action
Monday March 23
in protest of the 23 hours of solitary confinement that tens of thousands of prisoners endure every day for months and years
and add your group to those committed
to taking an action each month.

* PA groups so far include Abolitionist Law Center; Global Women’s Strike; Human Rights Coalition Philly/Pittsburgh; Justice for the Dallas 6 Support Campaign; Payday men’s network; Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee
Pennsylvania Action Details
Time: all day
Location: Pennsylvania
For more info in PA, call 215-848-1120
Contact emails: philly@globalwomenstrike.net, payday@paydaynet.org

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