When We Fight We Win: Dismantling the Prison System

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When We Fight We Win: Dismantling the Prison System

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hosted by Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Bay Area:

Recent years have seen important fights – and important wins – in the struggle to dismantle the prison system in California. From repealing sentence enhancements, to shutting down jail expansion plans, to working to restore voting rights to folks on parole.

Come hear from four incredible movement leaders at the frontline of these struggles about victories, strategies, and the importance of campaigns and coalitions in the continuing movement to dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex. Their stories will highlight the small and big ways you can also contribute to creating a more progressive vision of justice than mass incarceration.


  • Eric Henderson, Policy Director, Initiate Justice
  • Sandra Johnson, Senior Organizer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)/ All of Us or None (AOUON)
  • Ivette Alé & Amber-Rose Howard, Statewide Coordinators, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)

All proceeds from this event will go to LSPC/AOUON, Initiate Justice, and CURB, with specific focus on supporting this year’s Quest for Democracy Day, an annual advocacy and rally day led by formerly incarcerated people and families with incarcerated loved ones to bring their voices to elected officials in Sacramento. No one turned away for lack of funds.

ASL interpretation available if requested by April 30th by 5pm.

Date: May 2, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue Name: First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ)
Address: 2501 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612 United States

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Organizer Name: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Bay Area