When We Fight We Win: Building Community Power to Dismantle the Prison System

SURJ Bay Area is excited to invite you to a special event in Oakland, When We Fight We Win: Building Community Power to Dismantle the Prison System, featuring CURB Statewide Coordinators Amber-Rose Howard and Ivette Alé, Sandra Johnson, Senior Organizer with Legal Services for Prisoners with Children / All of Us or None, and Eric Henderson, Policy Director of Initiate Justice.

These four incredible movement leaders will share insights from recent fights — and victories — 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. Their stories will highlight the small and big ways you can also contribute to creating a more progressive vision of justice than mass incarceration.

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.


When: Thursday, May 2nd  7-9pm

Where: First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, 94612

Tickets: $5-25 Sliding Scale, No one turned away for lack of funds

For tickets and accessibility information, please go to: https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/when-we-fight-we-win-2019

We hope to see you all there!

In struggle,

Elizabeth Fraser

Showing Up For Racial Justice- SURJ, Bay Area

Member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget


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