Monday, March 23, 2015

[SDCPJ] End Solitary Confinement, Caravana 43 San Diego & Support the Che Cafe


The Caravan 43: The Border Will Open up to the Delegations from Ayotzinapa en Route to San Diego
From ComUNIDAD

A group of parents and students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, are coming to San Diego. They will speak about their search for the kidnapped students, their struggle for justice, and their views of the current situation in Mexico. They request the support of the peoples of United States! See the program below.

Members of the Caravana 43 San Diego
  • Blanca Luz Nava Vélez, mother of Jorge Alvarez Nava
  • Estanislao Mendoza Chocolate, father of Miguel Ángel Mendoza Zacarías                         
  • Ángel Neri De La Cruz Ayala, student survivor of the Sep 26 attack 
  • Josimar De la Cruz Ayala, student
  • NOTE: Info about the members of the Caravana here: PROFILES Caravana 43 Pacifico                             
Monday March 23
Location: Monte Carmelo Catholic Church, 2020 Alaquinas Dr, San Ysidro, CA 
  • 4:30 pmPress Conference
  • 6:00 pmVigil 
  • 7:00 pmCommunity Potluck Dinner 
Tuesday March 24
Location: San Diego City College, Building MS, Room MS 162
  • 10 amPress Conference 
  • 11 amCommunity Student Forum
  • 1:30 pmLunch
March
  • 3 pm: City College (Park Blvd. and B St.) to Federal Building (880 Front St.)
Community Forum
More information

Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC) will start Monday, March 23, 2015 and will happen on the 23rd of each month.

This date emphasizes the 23 or more hours every day, for years and decades that people are kept in solitary confinement in 7 x 11 foot concrete cells.

In San Diego, California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC)  will hold an Informational demonstration including photosof men in SHU along with some who used to be in SHU but are now in General Population 

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Location: at Rosa Park (the park is next to library) in City Heights, San Diego

Co-sponsors: California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC); ACLU of Northern California; Anti-Racist Action-LA;  California Prison Focus; Critical Resistance Oakland; Food Not Bombs; Global Women’s Strike; Human Rights Pen Pals; LA Laborfest; Payday Men’s Network; Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community (PARC); Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS); Project: Pollinate; Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization (SCRAM!); Sin Barras; Women of Color/Global Women’s Strike.

We suggest you choose a high visibility area and reach people with leaflets/information. Include Agreement to End Hostilities issued by Pelican Bay State Prison-SHU Short Corridor Hunger Strike Representatives, Statement to the Streets and All Youth Lock-ups from Youth Justice Coalition, Frequently Asked Questions, etc.

Organized, community-based pressure is a core strategy to end solitary confinement. We are holding CA statewide actions from San Diego to Eureka, including Eureka, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Cruz… We have cosponsors nationwide and internationally, and are asking for people to hold actions wherever you are.

Endorsers: United Against Police Terror San Diego; Ramona Africa and The MOVE Organization; Dr. Nancy Arvold, PhD, MFT, member Psychologists for Social Responsibility; Black and Pink San Diego; Cabrillo College Justice League; Cafe Intifada; Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB); California Peace and Freedom Party; Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA) Restorative Justice Institutions; Darrell and Karen Darling; Family of Frank Alvarado Jr., killed by Salinas Police, July 10, 2014; Freedom Archives; Free Our Minds, Free Radio Santa Cruz; Rabbi Borukh Goldberg; Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace; Justice for Palestinians, San Jose; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Santa Cruz County; National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT); Dylcia Pagán, former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner held in US prison; Leonard Peltier Support Group Silicon Valley; Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC); Queer Strike; Redwood Curtain CopWatch; San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper; Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome Racism (SCCCCOR); South Bay Committee Against Political Repression (SBCAPR); US PROStitutes Collective; Donna Wallach; Women’s Council, California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Attached is a handbill to print (double sided to save trees/water if you can) and distribute among your organization actions To End Solitary Confinement. https://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.comhttp://www.prisonradio.org

For a pdf file please go to https://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/


Rally to support the Che Cafe Tuesday, March 24th at 5:00am 

Message from the The Che Cafe Collective
As many of you may already know, we received our formal eviction notice last week. We will not go out without a fight. Please join us on Tuesday, March 24th at the Che Cafe for a rally to support the space. We will be meeting at 5am, and we expect the UCSD administration to come at 6am.
Come help us make some noise. Come help us make our voices heard. Come help us save this space.
There is no education without community.
We love you all.

Thank you, The Che Cafe Collective

--
In service,

Catherine (Cat) Mendonça
401-580-7791
www.facebook.com/mulhercomplexa
Af3irm San Diego;  an anti-imperialist, transnational feminist women’s organization, evolving from the organization formerly known as GABNet, and 20 years of women’s organizing, activism, and struggle. af3irm.org
United Against Police Terror; a grassroots organization, dedicated to educating and organizing the community to fight back against police terror in SD. uaptsd.org
Black and Pink - San Diego; an organization supporting LGBTQ prisoners impacted by the prison industrial complex. blackandpink.org
a member of San Diego No More Prisons Coalition and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)


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