Wednesday June 21
Mission Center – City College of San Francisco
1125 Valencia St., SF
Marie Levin of Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity, and sister of one of the 2011-2013 CA Hunger Strike leaders, Sitawa Jaama
Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center
Special update from Palestine, by Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association
Moderated by former political prisoner and Freedom Archives director, Claude Marks
Just a couple weeks ago, Palestinian prisoners suspended a 40-day hunger strike, bringing the Israeli state to the negotiating table. At the same time word began to emerge of a prisoner hunger strike against appalling conditions at Folsom State Prison here in California. Although both strikes come amid an intensification of Israeli colonialism in Palestine, and brazen plans for increased policing and imprisonment against Black, Brown, and immigrant communities in the US, they are also born of bold prisoner organizing.
Join us for a discussion drawing connections between struggles by
imprisoned organizers in Palestine and California, providing updates on current prisoner-led actions, and lifting up opportunities for more powerful solidarity.