We in the Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition invite you to join us in a community forum to build grassroots power against Alameda County’s $54 million mental health jail project. We believe that this money should instead be spent prioritizing community-based mental health treatment not more incarceration capacity at the Santa Rita Jail.
We will provide an overview of what’s currently happening with the fight, learn from organizers who defeated San Francisco’s new jail, and then we will split into three breakout groups to develop three main strategies: base-building, media, and legislative.
When: Thursday, May 5th from 6-8:30pm, with free food and child care provided
Where: First Unitarian Church of Oakland (685 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612)
The First Unitarian Church is wheelchair accessible, with gender-neutral restrooms. This will be a fragrance-free event. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc.
Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget
P.S. Are you a mental health worker? Are you connected with mental health workers? Then fill out and share this survey we’ve created to gather data on the conditions people with mental health needs who cycle through the criminal justice system face and on the gaps in Alameda County’s continuum of care.