Sunday, 5 December
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 1K3
Register for free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/liberation-cafe-freedom-for-prisoners-tickets-219502968287
The theme is “Free Our Prisoners”, who are politicized in struggles against colonialism and imperialism, and are central to liberation movements. Mass incarceration is a tool used to subjugate people’s civil rights and crush dissent and protest.
Liberation Cafe will feature cultural performances and food, including conversations on different prisoner movements from Palestinian and Chilean prisoners to Turtle Island and more. There will be several different tables which you can move to over a span of a few hours, meet and greet different organizations, and snack on some home-cooked traditional meals!
Masks are required. This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations.
Participating Organizations from the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS):
1. Palestinian Youth Movement
2. Anakbayan BC
3. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
4. East Indian Defence Committee
5. CPSHR – Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights
6. Hugo Chavez People’s Defense Front
7. Friends of the Filipino People In Struggle
8. BAYAN Canada
9. Canada Palestine Association