Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC) will start Monday, March 23, 2015 and will happen on the 23rd of each month.
This date emphasizes the 23 or more hours every day, for years and decades that people are kept in solitary confinement in 7 x 11 foot concrete cells.
In San Diego, California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) will hold an Informational demonstration including photosof men in SHU along with some who used to be in SHU but are now in General Population
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Location: at Rosa Park (the park is next to library) in City Heights, San Diego
Co-sponsors: California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC); ACLU of Northern California; Anti-Racist Action-LA; California Prison Focus; Critical Resistance Oakland; Food Not Bombs; Global Women’s Strike; Human Rights Pen Pals; LA Laborfest; Payday Men’s Network; Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community (PARC); Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS); Project: Pollinate; Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization (SCRAM!); Sin Barras; Women of Color/Global Women’s Strike.
We suggest you choose a high visibility area and reach people with leaflets/information. Include Agreement to End Hostilities issued by Pelican Bay State Prison-SHU Short Corridor Hunger Strike Representatives, Statement to the Streets and All Youth Lock-ups from Youth Justice Coalition, Frequently Asked Questions, etc.
Organized, community-based pressure is a core strategy to end solitary confinement. We are holding CA statewide actions from San Diego to Eureka, including Eureka, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Cruz… We have cosponsors nationwide and internationally, and are asking for people to hold actions wherever you are.
Endorsers: United Against Police Terror San Diego; Ramona Africa and The MOVE Organization; Dr. Nancy Arvold, PhD, MFT, member Psychologists for Social Responsibility; Black and Pink San Diego; Cabrillo College Justice League; Cafe Intifada; Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB); California Peace and Freedom Party; Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA) Restorative Justice Institutions; Darrell and Karen Darling; Family of Frank Alvarado Jr., killed by Salinas Police, July 10, 2014; Freedom Archives; Free Our Minds, Free Radio Santa Cruz; Rabbi Borukh Goldberg; Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace; Justice for Palestinians, San Jose; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Santa Cruz County; National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT); Dylcia Pagán, former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner held in US prison; Leonard Peltier Support Group Silicon Valley; Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC); Queer Strike; Redwood Curtain CopWatch; San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper; Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism (SCCCCOR); South Bay Committee Against Political Repression (SBCAPR); US PROStitutes Collective; Donna Wallach; Women’s Council, California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Attached is a handbill to print (double sided to save trees/water if you can) and distribute among your organization actions To End Solitary Confinement. https://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com, http://www.prisonradio.org
For a pdf file please go to https://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/