Saturday, August 9, 2014

From Stop Mass Incarceration Network - Chicago
Chicago Launch Meeting
of the October 2014 Month of Resistance
Saturday August 16, 2014 at 1PM
Quaker House - 57th Street
Meeting of Friends
5615 S. Woodlawn Ave.  Chicago

"We call for a massive Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration in October of this year; a Month that can impact all of society; one that can open the eyes of millions of people to the need to end this new Jim Crow.

In October, 2014, our resistance to mass incarceration must reverberate across the country and around the world. There must be powerful demonstrations nationwide on October 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. Throughout October there must be panels and symposiums on campuses and in neighborhoods; major concerts and other cultural expressions; ferment in the faith communities, and more-all aimed at taking the movement to STOP mass incarceration to a much higher level. October 2014, must be a month that makes clear that thousands and thousands are willing to stand up and speak out today and to awaken and rally forth millions."


All those who have been personally affected and all those who cannot live with these horrors must be part of organizing for the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration. Join with others to make plans and get involved to:
  • Spread the word and reach out to and meet with people in the streets, on the campuses, in the projects, among houses of worship, throughout the cultural scene, in the legal community, throughout all of society, all the while drawing hundreds more into organizing for a month of resistance in October.
  • Raise the tens of thousands of dollars that are needed to take this message to millions of people.
  • Bring thousands of people, including hundreds of high school and college students, into the streets of Chicago on the 19th annual October 22 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.
  • Spread the October Month Resistance via social media.
  • Break this story into the newspapers, radio and television.
  • Form a speakers bureau.
  • Design and produce the palm cards, flyers, posters, displays, and banners.
  • Contribute ideas and thinking about how to make the Month of Resistance a powerful nodal point in building a nationwide movement to end mass incarceration!
-- Stop Mass Incarceration Network - Chicago




The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the rights of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us.

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