|July 31st – International Day of Action*UPDATE*
Inmate on hunger strike dies inside Corcoran SHU on Monday
Rest in Power, Billy “Guero” Sell
This Wednesday, July 31st, has been called for as an international day of action in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, Trayvon Martin, and the many Trayvons who have been killed by state and vigilante violence.
In Santa Cruz, at least 37 prisoners have joined the statewide hunger strike to protest the horrendous conditions they are forced to live in. At least 5 people have died in the local jail since August. To amplify the voices of those inside and continue organizing & educating our community, we plan to join this day of action.
On Wednesday afternoon, Sin Barras & allies will do outreach in neighborhoods, downtown, and at the Farmer’s Market with the purpose of engaging community members in face to face conversations about the hunger strike, the case of Trayvon Martin, and connections between the two. At 6:30pm, crowds will gather at the Clocktower on the corner of Water & Pacific Ave. to make these struggles against racism and criminalization visible! Bring banners, candles, signs, whatever you want!
Here’s how to get involved! We can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Come to the training on Monday, 6-8pm to learn more about these issues, how to talk to people about them, and what to expect when doing outreach. Email for address!
Check out this info sheet; feel free to print & distribute.