EVENTS



TOXIC PRISON CONVERGENCE THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSITY OF DC LAW SCHOOL

PANEL: Supporting Prisoners and Their Families - Sunday June 12, 2p-4p

Description: Former prisoners and their friends/families will discuss lessons learned and future possibilities for long-term prisoner support, including those who are impacted by being left on the outside and considering post-release transition. 
Shandre Delaney will be moderating. Delaney is a family member of a prisoner and coordinator for justice for Dallas 6 Campaign. 
Panelists include: Theresa Shoatz (of support campaign for Russell Maroons Shoatz), 
Donna Hill of Human Rights Coalition, Pittsburgh (Hill’s daughter is a lifer, in for defending herself from rape.) 
Jenny Esquivel (of support campaign for Eric McDavid)
Daniel McGowan (former eco-prisoner and avid prisoner solidarity activist).





Join Dallas 6 mother Shandre Delaney and other Pennsylvania prisoner family members at

LEFT FORUM 2016
May 20-22
John Jay University, NYC
Invitation to

FIGHTING BACK: FROM THE FRONT LINES

-PRISONER FAMILY MEMBERS
BUILDING MOVEMENTS 
FOR JUSTICE

Saturday May, 21 @ 10:00am - 11:50am
Room 1.83

With 3-4 people dying from police brutality every 24 hours, all eyes are trained on the streets. Meanwhile, we must also recognize the brutality going on inside our prison walls. There our inhumane conditions and environmental hazards, medical neglect and torture. Though crime rates continue to drop, prisons continue to be filled. In the United States, there are nearly 2.5 million people incarcerated with between 80000 and 100000 of them in solitary confinement. The reason our prisons are being filled are many, ranging from New Jim Crow laws to sentencing disparities and the most important, a booming penal economy. This panel will expose a view from the frontlines of prisoner advocacy and its effects upon the family. These women are mothers, daughters, sisters and wives who are fighting against all that their loved ones have to endure. These courageous women will share their loved ones stories and how they have made an impact on the injustice system with revolutionary love and critical resistance. You will learn how and why they stepped up to be the voice of a movement. They will share strategies and methods of fighting back.

Chair - Shandre Delaney
Panelists:
Saundra Hill, Human Rights Coalition, Philadelphia,  PA
Karen Lee - Decarcerate, Human Rights Coalition, Philadelphia,  PA
Ana Santiago - Bronx, New York
Theresa Shoatz - Human Rights Coalition, Philadelphia,  PA
Joy Songster,  New York

Left Forum is the largest annual conference of the broad Left in the United States. Each spring thousands of conference participants come together to discuss pressing local, national and global issues; to better understand commonalities and differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; or to share ideas to help build social movements to transform the world.

Please register online at www.leftforum.org
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DALLAS 6 FUNDRAISER UPDATE
The Dallas 6 70's disco fundraiser was a blast.  Thanks to all those who showed up.  We enjoyed the good food and music and danced, danced, danced!!!  

For those that weren't able to make it, please consider donating and asking your friends to help with this cause.  We still need help with legal fees and travel costs for court and rallies. 

DONATE HERE



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