[Freedom archives news] Anti-capitalism behind bars with Selma James - SF April 1
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Anti-capitalism behind bars
Sunday April 1, 7pm to 9pm
518 Valencia Street,
San Francisco (BART 16th Street Station)
How can people outside prison support the struggle of those inside?
From Troy Davis to Mumia Abu-Jamal and Bradley Manning, from the
Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers to the Georgia Prison Strike and the
Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIPs), anti-capitalist leadership has
come from inside the Prisonhouse of nations, and from the families
Keynote speaker: Selma James edited Mumia Abu-Jamal's Jailhouse
Lawyers and wrote the Introduction to the UK edition. On tour with
her new book Sex Race and Class - The Perspective of Winning: A
Selection of Writings 1952-2011 published by PM Press.
* Nell Myhand: Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike on
the campaign to save her own house from foreclosure, fighting charges
from a house occupation with Occupy Oakland, the growing resistance
to Oakland police's brutal violence targeting occupiers and people of color.
* Nedra Ruiz: a movement criminal attorney defending prisoners,
particularly people with life sentences up against parole boards and
opposing three strikes. Her law firm sponsors an annual art show of
* Rachel West: US PROStitutes Collective, opposing the
criminalization of survival, fines, stay away orders, "nuisance"
codes, sexual offender registration & Sit/Lies laws which make young
people, sex workers, homeless people and others vulnerable to
violence. Organizing to stop serial murders.
"Selma James is as critical in her thinking and as feisty today as
she was when she worked with her late husband CLR James. Always
fascinating and a must to hear!" - Claude Marks of Freedom Archives
Sponsored by: Freedom Archives, the Global Women's Strike, Women of
Color at Global Women's Strike, Legal Action for Women
For more information contact:
415-626-4114 or email:
<mailto:sf at globalwomenstrike.net>sf at globalwomenstrike.net
Event: wheelchair accessible
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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