Originally posted here on 2/9/12.
National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners: END MASS INCARCERATION: Abolish Inhumane Conditions and Torture; Abolish Unjust Sentences including the Death Penalty, Life Without Possibility of Parole, Three Strikes; Solidarity with Prisoner Movements for Human Rights; Free Political Prisoners; End Repression of Activists; Development of People Not Prisons
Monday, February 20 2012 (President’s Day)
Demonstration at San Quentin Prison – East Gate – 12noon-3pm
Join us in listening to the voices of people in prisons and those who have had first-hand experiences within the prison industry. There will be a full program based on the reading of statements written by people in prisons, presentations and music. Bring banners, bring solidarity, bring a willingness to listen and learn about what is happening inside and why we need to stand up and demand change. We ask that the spirit of solidarity with people in prisons, their loved ones and formerly incarcerated people create a safe space for all on February 20th.
Meet-up at 10am for bus/carpool: 14th & Broadway, Oakland and 1540 Market @ Van Ness, SF. SIGN-UP for bus/carpool or get public transportation/driving/parking directions – PLEASE READ – at http://occupy4prisoners.org/occupy-san-quentin/
Called for by
Angela Davis * Elaine Brown * All of Us or None * Critical Resistance * Campaign to End the Death Penalty * California Coalition for Women Prisoners * Kevin Cooper Defense Committee * Oscar Grant Committee * Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal * Iraq Veterans Against the War – SF Bay Area Chapter * STW Legacy Network * San Francisco Bay View Newspaper * andmany others
Actions in Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC and the list is growing: