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Prison Justice Day Events 2018

PJD Film Screening & Fundraiser


Tues Aug 7, 2018
6:30-9:00 PM
Spartacus Books,  3378 Findlay St (near Victoria and Commercial)

Please join us for a fundraiser and special viewing of From Prisons to Prisons/De Prisons en Prisons (Steve Patry, 85 min, QB, 2014).

This film screening, as well as all events at Spartacus Books, are held on the unceded, ancestral and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Spartacus Books is wheelchair accessible. Spartacus Books strives to be a scent-reduced space – we ask that those attending film screenings do not wear scented-products, cologne, deodorant or essential oils. We are a trans and sex worker inclusive space.

Vancouver Prison Justice Day Memorial Rally

Memorial rally to remember those who have died inside Canadian prisons.

Fri August 10, 2018.
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Claire Culhane Memorial Bench in Trout Lake Park (SE corner by the snack bar), East Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories

Rain or shine. Everyone welcome. Speakers include ex-prisoners and prisoners’ rights activists.

History of PJD:
August 10th is a day set aside to remember, and bring visibility to, all those who have died unnatural deaths inside Canadian prisons. Wherever you find the shackles of oppression you also find the spirit of resistance. There are a great many prisoners who were and still are involved in the struggle for prisoners’ rights within the walls. Every year on August 10, prisoners fast and refuse to work in a show of solidarity to remember those who have died unnecessarily — victims of murder, suicide and neglect.

For more information see:
http://www.vcn.bc.ca/august10/politics/1014_history.html

This event is being organized on the occupied, unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Coast Salish Nations.

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