Friday, August 17, 2007

MECAWI to Host Forum on the Prison Industrial Complex, Saturday, Aug. 25

Break Down the Halls of Injustice

Forum on the Prisoner Industrial Complex

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007
5:00-7:30 p.m.
5920 Second Ave at Antoinette
(just north of Wayne State University)
Detroit, MI

$5 - employed, $2 - unemployed
Dinner Will Be Served

Sponsored by the Committee for Corrections and Judicial Reform of MECAWI

Speakers include:
Njeri Shakur, Texas abolitionist on the Texas Death Row machine;
Abayomi Azikiwe on the prison industrial complex;
Judge Debra Thomas, currently under attack for speaking out against racist jury pools in Wayne County and statewide;
Andrea Egypt on conditions for women prisoners, subject to rape and deplorable conditions;
Elena Herrada on ICE raids against Latino immigrants;
Kay Perry from MI-CURE on Michigan State and House bills on prisoners' rights;
Reverend Edward Pinkney - victim of racist frame-up from Benton Harbor -- will call in from his house arrest;
Sandra Hines from the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality;
Doree Bey on juvenile prisoners;
Igacio Menesis on the Cuban 5 political prisoners; Roberto Guzman on the anti-terrorism act and new laws that affect criminal defendants.

For more information call 313-831-0750.

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