Tuesday, September 21, 2010

RAZE THE WALLS: Policing, Prisons and Political Prisoners

Policing, Prisons and Political Prisoners*
The Ad Hoc Committee to Connect the Dots presents a mini-conference that
seeks to nurture a greater understanding of the connections between
policing, prisons and political prisoners. As Portland sees an increase in
local police violence, it is especially important to consider the broader
context of modern state repression. We will place particular importance on
the experience of Political Prisoners and the necessity of support for those
currently incarcerated.

*October 3rd
*PSU Smith Center, Room 238

3-6 pm*

Panelists and presenters include:

- *Rita “Bo” Brown*, an ex-George Jackson Brigade Member and ex-political
prisoner. Bo identifies as a working-class, butch dyke and has been active
in the prison abolition movement since her release from prison in 1987.
After her release she started The Out of Control: Lesbian Committee to
Support Women Political Prisoners, which remained active for many years.
- *Ed Meade*, an ex-George Jackson Brigade member and ex-pollitical
prisoner who is currently the editor of Prison Art News and an active member
of Seattle Jericho.
- *Mark Cook, *prisoner support activist, active member of Seattle
Jericho, former member of the Black Panther Party and George Jackson
- *Caylor Rolling*, a Portland local, who has been active in prison
related advocacy projects since 1996. She currently works for a non-profit
where she educates the community about incarceration and its costs and
organizes to stop prison construction and the growth of Oregon’s prison
- *Walidah Imarisha*, teaches at Portland State University’s Black
Studies Department. She helped to found a prisoner’s family organization in
Pennsylvania, The Human Rights Coalition, that now has three chapters. She
has done political prisoner support work for over 15 years.
- *And Others!*

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Lydia Anne M Bartholow, RN, BSN
Community and Clinical Herbalist

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