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Tomorrow: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex

Posted by novoscene on August 3, 2009

Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex

Head over to the Eastside Cultural Center tomorrow for a reception and discussion with Critical Resistance and Justseeds, a co operative of artists from the U.S., Canada and Mexico about culture and media. The aim is “to dismantle, change, and build towards a world without prisons.”

The event will feature Critical Resistance’s new book Abolition Now!, which documents their work over the past ten years, and an accompanying exhibit put together by Justseeds, “Voices from the Outside.”

The exhibit will run until August 15.  For more info on the project visit the Center for Political Education
Questions about the reception and exhibit:  510.533.6629

Free
Tuesday, August 4, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd   Oakland

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One Response to “Tomorrow: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex”

  1. William said

    INCARCERATING PEOPLE “FOR PROFIT” IS IN A WORD….WRONG!
    Even if one does not ask or pretends not to see the rope and the flashing red flag draped around the philosophical question standing solemnly at attention in the middle of the room, it remains apparent that the mere presence of a private “for profit” driven prison business in our country undermines the U.S Constitution and subsequently the credibility of the American criminal justice system. In fact, until all private prisons in America have been abolished and outlawed, “the promise” of fairness and justice at every level of this country’s judicial system will remain unattainable. We must restore the principles and the vacant promise of our judicial system. Our government cannot continue to “job-out” its obligation and neglect its duty to the individuals confined in the correctional and rehabilitation facilities throughout this nation, nor can it ignore the will of the people that it was designed to serve and protect. There is urgent need for the good people of this country to emerge from the shadows of indifference, apathy, cynicism, fear, and those other dark places that we migrate to when we are overwhelmed by frustration and the loss of hope.
    My hope is that you will support the National Public Service Council to Abolish Private Prisons (NPSCTAPP) with a show of solidarity by signing “The Single Voice Petition”
    http://www.petitiononline.com/gufree2/petition.html

    Please visit our website for further information: http://www.npsctapp.blogspot.com

    –Ahma Daeus
    “Practicing Humanity Without A License”…

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