Events and Such Page:

Women Political Prisoners: Defending Our Communities, Defending Our Lives – Thursday, March 25th

Speakers:

• Janet and Janine Africa – the MOVE 9

• Siwatu Salama Ra – Freedom Team Detroit/Grassroots Global Justice

• Laura Whitehorn – RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison)

• *Possible surprise speaker!

• Moderated by Aleta Toure’ – Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative, Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ), People’s Strike, and AfroSoc

Register to get the link: bit.ly/DefendOurLives. In the event that registration is full, join via Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/californiacoalitionforwomenprisoners

Hosted by California Coalition for Women Prisoners & Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative; Endorsed by: The National Jericho Movement, New York City Jericho Movement, Release Aging People in Prison, Aging People in Prison – Human Rights Campaign, Oakland Jericho Movement, Freedom Archives, and Grassroots Global Justice, Critical Resistance

-Free City! The Fight for San Francisco’s City College and Education for All

book cover

By  Mickey Ellinger, Vicki Legion and Marcy Rein, with a foreword by Pauline Lipman

In 2012, the accreditor sanctioned City College of San Francisco, one of the biggest and best community colleges in the country, and a year later proposed terminating its accreditation, leading to a state takeover. Free City! follows the multipronged strategies of the campaign and the diverse characters that carried them out. Teachers, students, labor unions, community groups, public officials, and concerned individuals saved a treasured public institution as San Francisco’s working-class communities of color battled the gentrification that was forcing them out of the city. And they pushed back against the national “reform” agenda of corporate workforce training that drives students towards debt and sidelines lifelong learning and community service programs. Combining analysis with narrative, Free City! offers a case study in the power of positive vision and solution-oriented organizing and a reflection on what education can and should be. 

Available wherever you buy books.

Author: lagai

LAGAI-Queer Insurrection is one of the oldest radical queer liberation groups in the U.S. We publish UltraViolet, a more or less bimonthly newspaper, which is mailed free of charge to over 1500 people, including over 800 prisoners. Our website is www.lagai.org.

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