Monday, January 9, 2012

[SDCPJ] Press Conference 3:30 p.m. today re: Stephanie Jennings arrest at OSD

>Media Advisory
>Jan 9, 2012 Contact: Paula Hoffman Villanueva
> 619-248-3831
>
>San Diego mom to discuss her arrest and mistreatment
>Press Conference at 3:30 pm today
>
>Stephanie Jennings, 51-year-old mother and kidney transplant patient, was
>injured and wrongfully arrested by police on Sat. Jan. 7, at the San Diego
>Civic Center Plaza. She will hold a press conference at the plaza at 3:30
>today, along with other members of Women Occupy San Diego.
>
>Ms. Jennings was at the plaza Saturday evening as part of the group's
>Occupella Chorus, singing protest songs to audience members arriving for a
>Jerry Seinfeld show at the civic center theatre. She had arrived from
>Junior Theater at Balboa Park, where she was volunteering for a show her
>daughter performs in.
>
>Just minutes after singing the final song, Ms. Jennings was attacked by
>the police and arrested. She was taken to Las Colinas, where she was
>denied needed medication.
>
>Ms. Jennings is a co-founder of Women Occupy San Diego, a group of mostly
>middle-aged women formed out of support for the Occupy movement and for
>major economic changes to preserve the American way of life. The group
>also has sung altered carols at local malls during the holiday season.
>
>For further information about WOSD: http://WomenOccupySanDiego.org
>
>Footage of Ms. Jennings arrest can be seen here:
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMOutjoxqow&feature=youtube_gdata_player
>Seconds 4-18 on the left side of the screen show the tail end of her assault.
>
> ##
>
>
>
>> Hi Women-
>>
>> OSD and Occupy women will meet for a press conference today
>> at the civic center at 3:30 pm.
>> Any women who can come are welcome and your presence will be appreciated.
>> If you have signs that relate to the ongoing repression or free speech
>> rights please bring them along.
>> Maybe if some want to sing an occupella song we could end with that?
>>
>> Attached is the press release for the event. (thanks Susan!)
>>
>> I am working on my statement and want to include the photo of me singing
>> with you all before the arrest. I do not have a color printer. Would
>> anyone who has a color printer be willing to print out about 12 of them to
>> bring with them? I will give copies to the press. Let me know if you can
>> do that and I'll send you the statement.
>>
>> thanks everyone-
>> Stephanie
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

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