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Upcoming Prison Justice Day Events 2017

Prison Justice Day Fundraiser Show


Wed August 2nd. Doors @ 8pm.
Poetry and music starts @ 9pm.
Message admin for location/accessibility info.
$5 PWYC [absolutely no one turned away for lack of funds]

Join us in mobilizing against prisons and fundraising for the 43rd Annual Prison Justice Day on August 10th. All proceeds go towards covering costs for PJD present and future. Artists include:

SBDC
https://sbdc.bandcamp.com/
Rooms
https://roooms.bandcamp.com/releases
Shameover
https://shameover.bandcamp.com/releases
Eirinn McHattie
Molotov Cockgirl

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.

Vancouver Prison Justice Day memorial: Thursday Aug 10th, 6pm. Claire Culhane Memorial Bench, SE Corner, Trout Lake Park, East Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

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

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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Vancouver Prison Justice Day Memorial Rally

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

Thurs August 10, 2017.
6:00pm

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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