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Liberate the Caged Voices: Living Behind Bars | Oakland

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5-$20 donation recommended but no one turned away for lack of funds

The Octopus Literary Salon | 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA

Event Details

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, California Prison Focus will hold the next of our monthly “Liberate the Caged Voices” events to foster engagement between the local community and those living behind bars. Through readings, guest speakers and music, the idea is to build awareness, solidarity and understanding in a thoughtful and relaxed environment.

Attendees share in reading the letters, poetry and reports written by incarcerated men and women. Previously incarcerated people and their loved ones are also encouraged to attend and share their stories, music, art or anything else. Organizations working with these community members that want to spread awareness about campaigns and goings on are also encouraged to join. These events are organic and dynamic. Each has been different, but all have been powerful. Please spread the word, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions or to collaborate.

This is a special edition of Liberate the Caged Voices as June 19 th marks Juneteenth, also known as Independence or Freedom Day, commemorating the day in 1865 that the abolition of slavery was announced. We will be honoring African-Americans’ freedom from chattel slavery at the event through a variety of actions.

Event Details:
Special guest speakers:
– Cara Cameron, a formerly incarcerated community member and writer
– Terah Lawyer of Impact Justice’s Homecoming Project, an innovative re-entry housing
Raffle, music, & more
Date: Wednesday June 19, 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland, CA

California Prison Focus works to expose and end human rights abuses in California prisons by
working in solidarity with and elevating the voices of the people most impacted. We publish a
quarterly newsletter, providing a platform for otherwise silenced voices of those on the inside
and continue to fight for ending solitary confinement. Founded in 1991, the all-volunteer group
operates entirely on individual donations and small grants.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*$5-$20 donation recommended but no one turned away for lack of funds
Categories: Lectures & Workshops
Address: 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA