27 November, Boston: Prisons as Social Control

Monday, 27 November
7:00 pm
The Democracy Center
45 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA, USA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2051734688382667/

Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association‘s US tour, Building Solidarity Against Militarization” comes to Boston in partnership with grassroots prison abolition organizer in MA!

Where: The Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St (accessibility information below)
When: Monday, 11/27, 7 pm

This combination panel and workshop will explore the function of prisons as social control from the US to Palestine, focusing on specific case studies and offering ways to support local campaigns. More TBA!

Sahar Francis has been the director of Addameer (Arabic for conscience), a prisoner support and human rights advocacy organization, since 2005, and has been a human rights legal advocate since 1994. She specializes in issues of Palestinian political prisoners, including ill treatment and torture, administrative detention, prison conditions, and prisoners’ rights. She has extensive litigation experience in the Israeli military court system as well as in Israeli civil courts.

Kazi Toure, former political prisoner and organizer with Deeper Than Water

Derrick Washington, current prisoner at MCI Norfolk and organizer with Emancipation Initiative (audio)

Accessibility information:
The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom on site. The Mandela, Parks, and Chavez rooms are accessible, but the Library is not. Wheelchair users are welcome to use the accessible restroom at Daedalus while we plan our improvements for bathroom accessibility. To reach that bathroom, exit the ramp and turn left on Bow St, at the next building (Daedalus) use their accessible entrance and their restroom will be on the right. More information at: democracycenter.org/accessibility. Contact info@democracycenter.org or 617 492 8855 as needed

Please help us keep the space low-scent for those with chemical sensitivities – don’t wear or use strong lotions or perfumes before or during the event.

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