Albuquerque: Free the Prisoners Week – Nov. 18-22

ftp_logoSocial Justice organizations team up to break down the Prison Industrial Complex and Political Imprisonment

From Students for Justice in Palestine: University of New Mexico

Monday, November 18:

3-5pm SJP presents: Locked Up in the Holy Land
SUB Atrium
An interactive visual exhibit on the effects of Israel’s Military Occupation of Palestine. Learn about the siege of Gaza, the administrative detention of Palestinian prisoners, the torture of Palestinian children in Israeli Prisons, the Apartheid Wall that snakes through the West Bank & Gaza, and much more of the systematic violence brought to you by the Israeli Occupation.

Tuesday, November 19:

5:30-7pm MOCA presents: Screening of “Juvy Justice” and discussion
SUB Fiesta A&B

Wednesday, November 20:

9am-4pm DreamTeam presents: Immigration Teach-In
SUB Lobo A&B/SUB Atrium

3pm Policing Indigenous Communities Panel
SUB Lobo A
Alex Soto is Tohono O’odham and will be talking about border militarization of his community, and Mervyn Tilden (Diné) will discuss his experiences of being Native & houseless in Albuquerque, while facing street harassment from police.

7-11pm FTP! A Benefit Concert for Political Prisoners
Back Alley Drafthouse
Music by Chicano/O’odham emcees Shining Soul, local sound Eileen & the In-Betweens, and more.
$5-10 suggested donation.

Thursday, November 21:

6-8pm (un)Occupy ABQ presents: Political Prisoners Panel
ABQ Center for Peace and Justice
Includes inspiring speakers such as Lenny Foster, who has been with the American Indian Movement (AIM) since 1969 and is friend of Leonard Peltier (still incarcerated after 36 yrs); Aaron Dixon, founder of the Black Panther Party in Seattle and author of “My People Are Rising”; and Sister Sarah, who has worked against the War on Drugs & the prison industrial complex in New Mexico.

Friday, November 22:

Immigrant Rights