Across the nation, activists and organizations are coordinating The Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement. This Saturday, April 23rd, there will be evenings of testimony, artistry, solidarity and movement building.
Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH) is collaborating with other NYC activists to hold a free event at Launchpad Gallery, 721 Franklin Avenue, in Brooklyn. Participants include FICPM Steering Committee members Tina Reynolds (WORTH), Jazz Hayden (All Things Harlem), and Bruce Reilly (Direct Action for Rights & Equality; Unprison).
More information is available by contacting WORTH, (646) 918-6858. The event starts at 7pm.
Meanwhile, 3000 miles away, All of Us or None and Bay area activists will be converging on the East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd., in Oakland. The event will be similar to the East Coast counterpart, this one hosted by FIPCM Steering Committee members Dorsey Nunn, Arthur League, and others- including longtime Anti-PIC activist Linda Evans. It will be from 3-5pm.
These events are an opportunity to band together, whether one is a former prisoner, on probation, a family member, a committed ally, or someone who just can’t stand seeing the destruction of America through its criminalization of millions.