From Pelican Bay to Pennsylvania: Torture and Resistance in US Prisons

Monday, August 22 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:

Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Join the Human Rights Coalition and the American Friends Service Committee in a discussion on how people in prison are resisting abuse, neglect, and oppression.

Hear their stories of organized resistance! From the Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike in California, which lasted 3 weeks and involved over 6,600 prisons, to the Attica Prison Uprising and the December 2010 Georgia Prison Strike!

Learn about similar conditions of repression and resistance in PA prisons!

Meet family members who have struggled with their loved ones in prison!

Find out how YOU can support these amazing people and be a part of the fight to end torture and abuse!

Bring your thoughts, ideas, and spirits of resistance!

For more info: http://prisonerhungerstrik​esolidarity.wordpress.com/
Hosted by HRC-Fed Up! and AFSC-Pittsburgh

No New Prisons! Aug 17th rally

August 17th Rally
Join Decarcerate PA to demand:

NO NEW PRISONS!
While budgets for education and human resources are being slashed left and right, Pennsylvania is spending $685 million in new funds for prison expansion.

These cuts will continue to devastate already struggling communities throughout Philadelphia. Public money is better spent on education, job training and placement, treatment programs, and non-punitive programs that address the root causes of violence in our communities.

The multinational corporation Hill International has been chosen to manage the construction of a new Graterford prison in Montgomery County.

The expansion will double the current size of Graterford prison at a projected cost of $400 million.

Join us to demand that Hill build communities, not prisons.
Join us to demand that Corbett fund education, not incarceration.
August 17 2011
5pm at Hill International * 15th and Chestnut
For more information, contact DecarceratePA@gmail.com