Prison Abolition

Prison Abolition: Imagining a World Without Cages

Date: 
Thu, Nov 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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The United States locks up more people, per capita, than any other country with a staggering 2.3 million people in cages. Those locked up are disproportionately people of color, immigrants, and poor people.

Right now, Wayne County and Rock Ventures plan to spend $533 million dollars on a new Criminal Justice Complex (including an adult jail and youth jail), and Ionia is considering a proposed $35 million dollar immigrant detention center.

Location: 
Wayne State University Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
Address: 
471 West Palmer, Detroit, Michigan 48202

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Millions for Prisoners Demo Lansing

Date: 
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Millions for Prisoners demo, Friday, 8/18, 11:30, Lansing

Join a demonstration in solidarity with the Millions for Prisoners march on Washington. The Washington march has been called by the grassroots iamWE Prisoner Solidarity Network (iamweubuntu.com). This is part of a nationwide weekend of action against mass incarceration and prison slavery.

Bring water, good shoes, signs, banners, and DRUMS OR OTHER NOISE MAKERS.

michiganabolition.org

There's lots of ways to support this demo beforehand, especially if you can't attend day of!

Location: 
Wentworth Park, 100 N. Grand Ave., Lansing 48933

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Rev. Edward Pinkney Released!!!

Date: 
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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After serving the minimum sentence, 30 months (2-1/2 years), for a crime he never committed, Rev. Edward Pinkney will be released on parole on Tuesday, June 13!

He is in good spirits and looks forward to reuniting with his wife, Dorothy, his community, and supporters.

You can welcome Rev. Pinkney home yourself at a dinner in Detroit on July 8!

Dinner will be served (bring a dish if you can)

Location: 
St. Matthew’s and St Joseph's Episcopal Church: 8850 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48202 US

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Day of Solidarity Benefit Show: Free Marius Mason! Free All Prisoners!

Date: 
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

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International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason and All
Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

Each year, June 11 serves as a day to remember longtime
imprisoned anarchist comrades around the world through words, actions, and ongoing material support, and highlight prisoner solidarity and prison abolition in general. For more info, see June11.org.

5-7 pm: Sassy Abolitionists' Street Party! Meet outside Bona Sera; bring something to make noise with, but mostly, join in doing outreach for the benefit concert, prisoner solidarity, and abolition.

Location: 
Bona Sera Underground
Address: 
200 West Michigan, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Speakout and Demonstration to Stop the New Wayne County Jail

Date: 
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Wayne County has already wasted millions of dollars on a failed jail, and is now ready to spend a total of $420 million on this new "criminal justice complex". Meanwhile, our children's schools are underfunded and closing, tens of thousands of Detroiters have been pushed out of their homes through foreclosure, and thousands are still without basic necessities like water.

Location: 
Saint Antoine and Gratiot

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Organizing Circle: Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity

Date: 
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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An alliance of individuals, groups, organizing efforts, political projects, and campaigns engaged in amping up prisoner support and anti-prison/anti-police work in Michigan. All are welcome (except cops and other enforcers of the incarceral state), children included, with a special encouragement to those formerly imprisoned and people who have loved ones behind bars.

Location: 
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Detroit
Address: 
1950 Trumbull St, Detroit, Michigan 48216

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Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity

Date: 
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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An alliance of individuals, groups, organizing efforts, political projects, and campaigns engaged in amping up prisoner support and anti-prison/anti-police work in Michigan. All are welcome (except cops and other enforcers of the incarceral state), children included, with a special encouragement to those formerly imprisoned and people who have loved ones behind bars.

Location: 
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Detroit
Address: 
1950 Trumbull St, Detroit, Michigan 48216
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